My ultimate goal is to provide patients, particularly patients who have been told they will not get better, remission. Remission is different from response. Remission means a patient is indistinguishable from someone who does not have the illness. It is not a cure; it is zero symptoms of a disease. Too often folks with psychiatric illnesses feel better — a response — but not well. They still struggle with relationships, productivity, having fun, but are no longer suicidal or severely limited in their activities of daily living. Whether a patient is high-risk and needs a powerful, fast intervention, or someone who is not where they want to be wellness-wise despite years of treatment, it is my goal to bring hope, evidence-based medical muscle, and a partnership to the doctor-patient relationship. I focus not only on moving brain electricity to healthy patterns, but also on psychotherapy, a doable and individualized exercise plan, and medication management.
I have four kids, ages 8 to 17. My wife and I live in Boulder, Colorado and enjoy being parents, traveling, spending time with friends and running. I am an avid mountain biker and snowboarder. I also enjoy video games and physics/chemistry.
Qualifications and experience
- Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
Rush University School of Medicine/Issac Ray Center (2002)
Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2001)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (1997)
Masters of Science
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry 2002 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Forensic Psychiatry 2003 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine 2006
- Clinical interest for patients
Treatment-resistant psychiatric illnesses (including depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis)
Complex medical-psychiatric cases
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Severe suicidal risk
Elderly and depression
Pregnancy and severe psychiatric illness
- Research interest for patients
Neuromodulation of the brain
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