About Me


I am a board certified psychiatrist and nationally acclaimed author who specializes in the psychiatric evaluation, medical and therapeutic care of individuals who are suffering from mental illness.  I have a solo private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Hampton Roads area. This allows me to give my patients the privacy and attention they deserve. Patients come to me from all over the country.

With over 39 years of experience as a practicing psychiatrist, I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, panic, depression, OCD and sexual disorders. I am an internationally recognized author of the book HELP! I THINK I'M DYING! PANIC ATTACKS AND PHOBIAS, as well as the producer and narrator of the acclaimed educational dvd PANIC ATTACKS AND PHOBIAS CONQUERED: PATIENTS SHARE THEIR VICTORIES.  

I am a dedicated medical professional providing private and personalized care for my patients. Each patient is unique, so a unique and comprehensive treatment plan is created for each. Follow up treatment includes medication management, therapy or a combination of both. I find treatment becomes more effective in time and cost when this is done by one highly trained individual rather than splitting it with multiple providers.  Let me help you on the road to recovery.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Florida

Medical Doctor, University of Tennessee

Internship, Berkshire Medical Center - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Psychiatric Residency, Loyola University Medical Center - Chicago

Psychiatric Residency, Illinois State Psychiatric Research Institute - Chicago


Licenses, Certifications & Experience

Thirty-five plus years as a solo practicing psychiatrist


Board Certified in Psychiatry

Instructor of Psychiatry, Loyola University Department of Psychiatry

Instructor of Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School - Norfolk, Virginia

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School


Proffesional Achievements & Memberships


Best of Norfolk Psychiatrists 2012

Best of Norfolk Psychiatrists 2013

America's Best Doctors 2014

America's Best Physicians 2015

Three Best Rated Psychiatrists Virginia Beach 2015
 
President, Tidewater Academy of Psychiatry - Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia

Board Member, Psychiatric Society of Virginia

Member, Psychiatric Society of Virginia

Member, American Psychiatric Association

Member, American Association of Private Practice Psychiatrists

Author, scientific psychiatric research articles

Lecturer, medical/psychiatric conferences

Author of the book HELP! I THINK I'M DYING! PANIC ATTACKS AND PHOBIAS, A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO GETTING TREATMENT THAT WORKS

TV, radio and print media expert on mental health issues, including op-ed pieces on mental health issues in The New York Times

Producer and appearing in the DVD PANIC ATTACKS AND PHOBIAS: PATIENTS SHARE THEIR VICTORIES

Captain, Unites States Army Medical Core, Vietnam-era psychiatrist cited for "Meritorious Performance of Duty"