Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
Diagnosis & Treatment of All Psychiatric Conditions • Medication Management • Psychotherapy
As my patient, you can expect confidentiality and a comprehensive medical assessment at your first appointment. I treat all psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, stresses caused by work, relationships, illness and other difficulties that life presents. Together we will create treatment goals and develop strategies to help improve your symptoms and reach your full potential. My goal is to help you understand your feelings, heal from your psychiatric conditions, and gain overall health and balance in your life. Sometimes, this involves psychotherapy, sometimes medication, sometimes a combination of both.
In my 35 years of experience, I have developed a balanced approach to integrating psycho-pharmacology into the whole spectrum of available treatments. Because I am sensitive to the fears and hesitations that some have when a medication is being considered, patients can be assured that alternatives may be presented, side effects explained, and compliance issues discussed. I consider you as a whole person when making decisions and we will explore treatment options that work uniquely for you. There are many additional therapeutic options available in Flagstaff which I may be able to recommend where indicated, including counselors, other behavior health professionals, medical specialists, exercise, dietary changes, massage, meditation, and other therapies.
I am a Senior active medical staff member of Flagstaff Medical Center, so that if you require hospitalization, I am able to collaborate with your attending physician. I trained in psychiatry at the University of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Institute of Psychiatry. I served as a Military Psychiatrist for two years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Landstuhl, Germany. My patients find that I am an active listener, compassionate, warm, knowledgeable, collaborative, results-oriented, and able to suggest creative and practical solutions. I am able to conduct an appointment in English, Spanish, or Italian.
To schedule an appointment, please call my office (928) 773-0010. I accept many insurances and my office manager will be able to discuss any billing questions you may have. We will send you the new patient forms or you may download them here.