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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Michael Dekker grew up on the South Side of Chicago and attended the University of Arizona for pre-physiological sciences. He went on to attend medical school at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Dekker trained in General Psychiatry at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Psychiatric Residency Program, where he developed a strong interest in treating Addictions and subsequently completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Dekker is currently board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He has been a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry since 2013 and the American Psychiatric Association since 2009. Dr. Dekker participated extensively in academic and teaching seminars on Addictions during his training in Phoenix and Boston including giving lectures on topics in Addictions such as the Neurobiology of Addictions, Opioid Use Disorders, PTSD, Designer Drugs, and Cannabis and Synthetic Cannabis. He frequently provides lectures for American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, and the Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Dekker has a strong passion for treating Opioid Use Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder with the latest evidence-based tools and methods. Dr. Dekker has extensive experience using medication-assisted treatment to treat Addictions including over 4+ years of experience using buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone, etc.) to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great doctor so far, but a pretty long wait!
Dr. Dekker is - as I mentioned before astonishingly great in all areas of his job. Absolutely fantastic.
Great Dr. Listened, understood what I was trying to say and helped with my condition instead of adding more diagnoses and meds. I instantly felt comfortable.
The wait was a little longer than usual but that is probably no fault of his, everything is always a little messy after a holiday. But he was a great doctor and well worth the wait. Very understanding and informative, used visuals and spectrums to help explain medical terms. Overall a great visit with a great doctor.
He is very knowledgeable and respectful - I highly recommend - a good doctors is hard to find these days
He is very personable and took the time to really explain to me what I was experiencing. He listened actively and I felt like he really cared about me as a patient. You can tell he is passionate about his work.
He's a fantastic Doctor - Intelligent, extremely well educated and highly competent. His assessment of my situation, diagnosis and recommendations were spot on. That he has a great personality and staff are added bonuses! A++++ Couldn't have been more impressed.
He took ample time with me to thoroughly understand my medical needs. Fantastic doctor and I look forward to continuing to work with him.