Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Psychiatrists frequently may feel inadequate in treating patients with chronic headaches, personality disorders, and intellectual disability with behavior problems. The APPA Spring Conference will address these and other issues making headlines – Ebola, ICD-10, medical malpractice, and sports psychology. The Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association offers attendees 14 hours of instruction.   APPA Spring Conference - Making Headlines: An examination of top psychiatric issues in today’s headlines April 24-25, 2015 (Welcome Reception following adjournment on April 24) […]


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News of the Feb. 13 closing of Alabama Psychiatric Services (APS) has sent shockwaves throughout the membership of the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association, the state’s only association representing psychiatrists. APPA released comments from its president, Sandra K. Parker, MD, chief medical officer of AltaPointe Health Systems, about the closing, which affects 11 psychiatric care offices across Alabama.   “We are stunned and saddened to hear that Alabama Psychiatric Services is closing,” Parker said late Wednesday. […]


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ARLINGTON, Va. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Today the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the following statements from APA President Paul Summergrad, M.D., and CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., regarding the signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act:   “Today is a more hopeful day for America’s veterans,” said American Psychiatric Association President Paul Summergrad, M.D. “The brave men and women who served our country have sacrificed so […]


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Paul James O’Leary, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency and child fellowship at University of Alabama Birmingham and his Forensic Fellowship at Emory. He works at a private clinic and a community mental health center and regularly gives presentations at District Branch, Area, and APA meetings. Local Leadership Positions • Alabama Psychiatric Physician Association (APPA), Executive Council member • APPA’s designated DMS 5 […]


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