Because care for the mind is as important as care for the body.
In our complex world it is not surprising that some of us have issues with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, addiction and other behavioral ills that can make our lives much more difficult. Finding someone to help us takes acknowledging that we need help. Once you make that first step, Northern Medical Group’s Behavioral Health Division is here to support you every step of the way.
Applying advanced qualifications with effective evidence-based treatments
Heading the Behavioral Health Division is Dr. Varinder S. Rathore, who was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is double board-certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Rathore completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency at Albany Medical Center and his Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was an Assistant Professor. He brings to his patients years of experience diagnosing and treating a broad array of psychiatric conditions including Major Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Bipolar Disorder and ADD/ADHD.
Understanding that addiction and psychiatric disorders can devastate lives
For those who face the challenges of addiction, it is comforting to know that we can offer intensive Addiction Psychiatry using evidence-based treatments with medications and talk therapy to provide the patient with “wrap-around” treatment. For opioid addiction we are able to prescribe Suboxone medication-assisted therapy which can blunt intoxication from opiates like heroin, morphine and oxycodone and help people make the transition back from a life of addiction to a normal, safe life. These and other world-class treatments are available while patients remain living at home. Expert care for MICA (Mentally Ill-Chemical Abuse) patients is provided in a compassionate and caring approach.
Our practice welcomes people of any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and can serve both adults and adolescents.