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.
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"