Behavioral Medicine and Psychotherapy
We Integrate Behavioral Medicine into Each of Our Specialties
Our expert staff of medical doctors, psychologists and psychotherapists work closely together provide a comprehensive plan for those with complex situations. We have found that taking an integrated approach results in much more rapid progress and more sustainable solutions.
How is Behavioral Medicine Different from Psychiatry?
The medical side of the practice is led by Medical Director Paul Abramson MD, a physician board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, with special expertise in psychopharmacology. The psychological side of the practice is led by Director of Behavioral Health Jennifer Banta PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and expert diagnostician. By providing a team approach to the combination of medical assessment, psychopharmacology, psychological diagnosis and psychotherapy, we achieve the best aspects of psychiatric care without some of the inherent conflicts of interest when these practices are all combined into one doctor. We also provide a safe, contained outpatient treatment environment where individuals can work through difficult issues while receiving optimal care from our integrative team.
Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Our Addiction Treatment Program is one of My Doctor Medical Group’s core competencies. We construct individualized treatment plans for each patient and implement structured outpatient treatment in a professional, respectful and comprehensive fashion. We also specialize in performing Substance Abuse Evaluations for professionals under review by boards and government agencies.
Integrative Pain Management
We work with many patients suffering from chronic conditions where pain is a prominent symptom, who wish to pursue a comprehensive and multimodal approach different from the standard opiates and injections offered by conventional “pain medicine” specialists. We perform a comprehensive assessment, combining specific pharmacologic approaches with health psychology, nutrition, and acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to arrive at a treatment process individualized to each patient. Click here for more information on our Integrative Pain Management program.
Ketamine is a well-known medication, traditionally used in anesthesia and emergency medicine, that in recent years has been re-purposed to treat resistant psychological conditions and chronic pain. We have developed substantial expertise in using ketamine to augment the psychological and pharmacologic treatment of conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD and anxiety, in a structured and well-supervised environment. Our particular expertise is in helping our patients to integrate the ketamine experience and to use it in support of a longer-term integrated treatment plan. Click here for more information on Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy at My Doctor Medical Group.