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New youth psychiatry practice to serve needs of Cumberland & York Counties

(February 4, 2008)- A new child and adolescent psychiatry practice has opened in southern Maine to serve youth experiencing health issues such as anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and various other behavioral and family issues.

The Integrated Behavioral Healthcare practice at 200 Professional Drive in Scarborough not only specializes in these diagnoses, but it also has immediate openings for youth and families of Cumberland and York Counties facing these or similar health challenges.

“Parents of children with emotional and behavioral health issues know how difficult it can be to receive specialty treatment in Maine without waiting weeks for an appointment,” says Integrated Chief Executive and Medical Officer Gordon Clark, M.D., M.Div., D.F.A.P.A., C.P.E., F.A.C.P.E. “Youth psychiatry specialists are in short supply in Maine, so we are pleased to help fill this community need.”

Integrated’s professional staff includes child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists who diagnose, treat, and support young people with emotional and behavioral health concerns. Among the staff’s additional specialty areas are loss and bereavement, eating disorders, parental separation and divorce, and stress and anger management. Services include medication management and individual and family therapy.

The practice’s child and adolescent psychiatrist is Daniel Bates, D.O., who comes to Integrated from a youth psychiatry practice at Maine Medical Center, where he also completed his residency training in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. A D.O. graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Bates provides diagnostic and medication evaluation and prescribing services at Integrated Behavioral Healthcare.

Also treating youth patients at the new Scarborough practice is Clinical Psychologist Audrey Stempel, Ph.D., who earned her doctorate degree from Fielding Graduate University. Previously a registered nurse of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Stempel works with individuals and families on coping and communication techniques, as well as with those struggling with acute and chronic illnesses, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders.

Integrated welcomes young people from birth to age 22 and their families. With the exception of MaineCare, the practice accepts most widely used insurance plans in Maine.

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare previously operated two separate locations in Cumberland and York Counties: one in downtown Portland and one in Saco. Dr. Clark says the new Scarborough location “allows the practice to serve both counties from a single, conveniently located office, just off Route 1, near Lois’s Natural Foods.”

To learn more about the services of Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, or to schedule an immediate and confidential appointment, call 207-883-0711 or visit the practice online at www.integratedbehavioralhealthcare.com.

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