Integrated Physical and Psychiatric/Behavioral Care in Pediatric Settings; New Episode of "Psychiatry Advances"

December 9, 2019

Join UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a national leader in innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders, for a new, monthly podcast series — Psychiatry Advances.

With host Loren Roth, MD, MPH, psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals are invited to discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences. Dr. Roth is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. He continues to actively teach and work at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He is also the former Chief Medical Officer of UPMC and the previous associate senior vice chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh.

In this episode, Abigail Schlesinger, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry, discusses integrated physical and psychiatric/behavioral care in pediatric settings. She is chief of Behavioral Science Division at UPMC Children’s Hospital and the Medical Director of Telephonic Psychiatric Services (TiPS). These expanding ambulatory integrated services are proximately provided within multi-group pediatricians offices with TiPS, including 27 Pennsylvania counties. Dr. Schlesinger has devoted her career to improving how we talk to patients and assist other physicians and patients’ families.

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