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My credentials:
M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1990.
Medical Board of California, License no. G89038
New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners, License no. 97-34
State of Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners, License no. MD-7999
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry), 1996-2006, 2006-2016.
Military Service: Medical Corps, United States Army, 6/21/90-11/19/96;
       Individual Ready Reserve, 11/20/96-10/31/00 (Major)


Retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in February, 2017.
Former clinic manager of the Chico and Yuba City Mental Health clinics.

Chico V.A.

El Paso V.A.

Prior to this, I was Staff Psychiatrist and V.A. Substance Abuse Treatment Program Coordinator at the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, El Paso, Texas, where I did things like outpatient detox, the schizophrenia and dual diagnosis groups.  Other activities included:  facility Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; VISN 18 Pharmacy Benefits Management Committee; member and former chairman of the Pain Committee; member of the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Committee; Assistant Clinical Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, supervising and giving lectures to the psychiatry and family practice residents.

V.A.S.A.T.

Before that, I was Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, 1994-1996.

WBAMC

TAMC

Residency:  Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, 1991-94.
- Outstanding paper by an Army psychiatry resident, "From Clozapine to Risperidone," U.S. Army psychiatry conference in San Antonio, 1994.


Internship:  Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1990-91.
- Combat Casualty Care Course, Ft. Sam Houston/Camp Bullis, February 1991 (where I was during the Desert Storm ground war).

WRAMC

USC

University of Southern California School of Medicine, class of 1990.
- Officer basic, Ft. Ord, CA, 1987.
- Psychiatry rotation, Letterman Army Medical Center, 1989.

Merck Index Award for chemistry, University of Cincinnati, 1985.

U.C.
Sooners

Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of Oklahoma at Norman, 1983.



Summa Award, Ohio State University, 1979.

OSU


Presentations:

"From Clozapine to Risperidone," U. S. Army Annual Psychiatry Conference

  4/94

"The OCD-Psychosis Spectrum," Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Tripler Army Medical Center

1994

"Risperidone and the Serotonin-Dopamine Connection," Psychiatry Grand Rounds, William Beaumont Army Medical Center

1995

"Smoking and Mental Illness," La Familia Conference, El Paso

9/98

"Cheap Highs: Atypical Substances of Abuse," La Familia Conference, El Paso

9/99

"Smoking and Mental Illness," Grand Rounds, El Paso Psychiatric Center/Texas Tech University

10/6/99

"Appropriate Prescribing of Controlled Substances," All-provider meeting, DVAHCS, El Paso

11/23/99

VASAT program and outpatient detoxification, All-provider meeting, DVAHCS, El Paso

1/25/00

"Cyproheptadine and Typical Antipsychotics," Grand Rounds, EPPC/TX Tech U

3/6/00

VASAT program and outpatient detoxification, William Beaumont Army Medical Center housestaff presentation

8/00

"Psychotropics Update," La Familia Conference, El Paso

9/18/00

"Dementia:  a Clinical Overview," All-provider meeting, DVAHCS, El Paso

5/22/01

"Spirituality and Patient Care," La Familia Conference, El Paso

9/20/01

"An Introduction to Schizophrenia," Diagnostic Systems for Social Workers, the University of Texas at El Paso

4/17/02

All-provider meeting, V.A., “Antidepressants for Primary Care Providers

2004

Texas Tech Family Practice Department, “Differential Diagnoses: Psychiatric Assessment in Primary Care”

3/05

Texas Tech Family Practice Department, “Antidepressants for Primary Care Providers”

5/05

Texas Tech Family Practice Department, “Schizophrenia: A Clinical Overview”

6/05

Texas Tech Family Practice Department, “Delirium and Dementia”

7/05


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