Dr. Alison Mehta, DO
I am Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I am interested in lifestyle medicine and how wellness, sleep, exercise and other life habits effect our mental well-being. I have personal interest and knowledge in treating adult ADHD, impulse control disorders, anxiety disorders, weight management, sleep hygiene, and lifestyle medicine integration into psychiatry. I have experience in complex medical clearance questions, for bariatric surgery and hepatitis care pre-evaluations. I am comfortable working with all ages of adults, and have specific care experience, and interest in, working with the college age population and professionals in the technology and business world. I chose psychiatry as a medical specialty, because I wanted to care for the whole person, not just a specific problem or body part. The integration of the mind and body is being recognized more and more, by medicine, society and even patients themselves. Psychiatric care allows for focus on how mental and physical well being align. I like to integrate wellness and health teaching into my practice to boost the effects of medication treatment. I like to put an emphasis on individualized care and patient autonomy, allowing my patients to be an important part of the team directing their care, and that they are part of the decision making process. In outpatient psychiatry, for patients who are experiencing mild mental illness, I feel a coaching style of care allows them to have direction and participation. I believe time spent educating patients well, in regards to their diagnosis and treatment options, helps patients stay well longer, and helps them find and stay on medication, and care plans that work for them.
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- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)
Education and training
- Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
- Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
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