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New Frontiers in Integrated Health: The Medical Psychiatric Home*
Presented By: Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, CPE, FACP, FAPM, FAPA
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Rifai has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a scholar in clinical research and has presented many courses on clinical and research topics during annual meetings of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Rifai spent more than 15 years in private practice, including several years in an academic setting at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda Maryland, combining teaching, clinical practice and research.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
New advances in the treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders have necessitated the integration of the treatment of medical disorders to effect the best person-centered outcomes. Integrating psychiatric care, treatment of substance use disorders and primary care services produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs. Health care workers play an important role in planning, providing and assessing care, and thus will need to play a significant role in the integration of care. As such, understanding the foundations, practices and challenges of integrated care will be critical as we see this important paradigm shift.