Annual Reports 2017: Opening Doors - Page 8

The skills acquired in this “ training program will equip the Cultivating Psychiatry Leaders to Serve Our Communities Psychiatry Residency Fills All Four Years; Child & Adolescent Fellowship Begins Pine Rest welcomed its fourth class of 12 psychiatry residents in July 2017, filling all four classes for a total of 35 currently enrolled residents. In addition, our new Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship began its first year in July 2017 with two fellows who were able to immediately start providing treatment to children and teens. The residency and fellowship programs have helped us to start addressing the severe psychiatry shortage in West Michigan, allowing our outpatient services to expand the number of patients we can see for psychiatry, as well as reduced the wait time. “I’m amazed at the caliber and quality of the residents and fellows that have chosen to train with us. Daily, they live out our mission to provide kind and compassionate patient care with integrity,” says Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency Program Director William Sanders, DO. “ Our fellows are working hard, enjoying their work and helping to decrease wait times for psychiatry appointments. ” “ My psychiatrist is knowledgeable, kind and caring. I am so thankful to have found this program.” –A Loeks Residency Center Patient fellows to identify, motivate and treat patients that often don’t get the help they need for their chronic disease. The difference this makes to the individual, the family, the neighborhood and society as a whole is immeasurable. ” Talal Khan, MD Program Director Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Two New Fellowships Will Provide Intensive Training for Growing Psychiatric Concerns In addition to the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Pine Rest is adding fellowships in geriatric and addiction psychiatry. Both programs are one-year, fully immersive clinical training programs and can accept two fellows each. Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship will provide opportunities for psychiatrists to hone their knowledge in both general medicine and neurology to combine knowledge of neural pathways, common and uncommon degenerative and neurodegenerative illnesses, and psychiatric expertise to care for the whole person. “Fellowship trained geriatric psychiatrists are in short supply, demand is rising and the practice of geriatric psychiatry is full of variety and reward,” says Louis Nykamp, MD, Program Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. “The need for this expertise will only increase as the baby boomers age.” Our dedicated Older Adult Unit with its advanced Dementia Care Unit will allow for fellows to provide both psychiatric and general medical care as well as work with a palliative care team, provide psychiatric care to Parkinson’s patients, work as a multidisciplinary team assessing patients for deep brain stimulation surgery and work with our Electroconvulsive Therapy patients. Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship will offer training for psychiatrists to become experts in diagnosing and caring for people with substance use disorders. The prevalence of addictive disorders in those diagnosed with a psychiatry disorder has been increasing, with nearly half of patients in a psychiatric setting being dually diagnosed. The correct and timely treatment of the addiction improves the quality and life expectancy for the client. Incoming Psychiatry Resident Class (L to R): Russell Fridson, DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Laura Quennoz, MD, Creighton University School of Medicine; Weston Anderson, DO, Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Heidi Vrolijk, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin; Danielle Zazaian, DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Ryan Yoon, DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Zachary Loy, DO, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Amy Fernandez, MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Alisha Thibault, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; Todd Simmons, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Kelly Ketchum, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; Alexandra Tepkasetkul, DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 8 2017 Pine Rest Annual Report Fellows will rotate through the whole continuum of care for addiction at treatment sites on and off Pine Rest campus, including sub-acute detox, the dual diagnosis inpatient unit (Redwood), the Retreat Center, the 92-bed residential addiction medicine program and our outpatient services. Learn More about Psychiatry Residency & Fellowships at: www.pinerest.org/residency. 2017 Pine Rest Annual Report 9