I chose to practice Psychiatry over other fields of medicine as it focuses not only on the biological/physical/medical aspect of a person, but also their spirituality, emotional/mental/psychological health, and social context of both past and present. I love being able to feel that the medications I prescribe are making a difference in people’s quality of life by helping them with symptoms they would not be able to manage otherwise. I am patient and understanding. I truly love to see other people succeed. I usually try to take a collaborative approach to help people by giving them some choices in their treatment.
I favor ZVHC because we are focused on the whole person and integrate many different aspects of care all under one organization, including Individual and Group Therapy, psychological testing, medication management for Psychiatry and Primary Care, laboratory services, Case Management, ARMHS workers, Dental Care, Intensive Residential Treatment, and other wrap-around services including help for the homeless population.