During the past 30 years, i have been part of changes which have improved and challenged the practice of both private practice psychiatry and community mental health care. Resilience in placing the needs of my patients a top priority makes my career goal of providing the best in evidence based, empathic, patient centered, ethical, and cost effective medicine my career goal for the next 20 years. Remaining on the advancing edge of advances in psychiatry is stimulating. Seeing the application of most recently developed clinical treatments safely applied to people with pain and suffering of mental illness, positively effect the lives of my patients is profoundly gratifying.
The outcome of achieving remission from illnesses which are so disruptive to individuals and families brings hopeful anticipation to each patient appointment.