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Dr. David Weiss is an accomplished board-certified psychiatrist with over 22 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, educator, and researcher. He has held numerous leadership roles in the public and private sector. Dr. Weiss joins MindCare from Universal Health Services (UHS) in Colorado where he has held several leadership roles including Medical Director, Assistant Medical Director and Chief of Staff. Along with David Morris, he was able to successfully transform the UHS facility from a start-up to a leader in the Colorado behavioral healthcare market. Prior to joining UHS, Dr. Weiss was Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and was attending psychiatrist at Denver Health Medical Center where he provided psychiatric services on the inpatient units, consultation services to the medical and surgical departments, and evaluations in the psychiatric emergency setting. He was actively involved in medical student and resident education and was chosen by the psychiatric residents to receive the Shore Award for outstanding teaching and resident support. Prior to Denver Health, Dr. Weiss was the co-medical director for a multistate, multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare delivery system. From that venture, he founded his own company where he successfully partnered with a national managed care company to develop quality programs to improve access to members and lower emergency room utilization. With his broad training in medical and surgical care prior to beginning his psychiatric residency, Dr. Weiss has been an active consultant to his medical colleagues and frequently lectures on psychiatric topics both to the medical community and general public. He has been recognized as an expert in psychiatry providing expert testimony throughout the country. Dr. Weiss is a fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the Colorado Psychiatric Society. He received his undergraduate degree with distinction in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He completed his medical degree at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and conducted clinical research into a range of psychiatric disorders including addiction, depression, and eating disorders.

Telepsychiatry is helping to address psychiatric shortages around the country

By |2020-10-16T14:50:40-04:00October 16th, 2020|

Access to mental health care has been a growing problem. An estimated 40% of patients are seeing their primary care physicians for mental health issues, and two-thirds of them have difficulty accessing psychiatric care. The US Department of Health and Human Services found that the current psychiatric workforce today is [...]

Increasing Federally Qualified Health Centers’ Capabilities with Telepsychiatry

By |2020-09-21T15:32:31-04:00September 21st, 2020|

As we covered last month, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are essential to rural and underserved populations to help decrease health disparities. They serve as the healthcare safety net for many under-resourced communities around the country. In 2018, health centers served over 28 million patients, and today, FQHCs provide healthcare [...]

Improving Mental Health for Medical Professionals with the Well at Work Program

By |2020-08-26T17:32:47-04:00August 26th, 2020|

The importance of community health centers is becoming increasingly apparent as COVID-19 continues to spread. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are essential to rural and underserved populations to help decrease health disparities. The main goal of FQHCs is to empower underserved areas with high-quality patient care. In 2018, health centers [...]

Telepsychiatry Helps Keep Hospitals Open in a Time of Unprecedented Change

By |2020-07-10T12:39:21-04:00July 10th, 2020|

Hospitals around the country are facing immense disruptions and unprecedented losses this year. To prepare for possible surges of COVID-19, many hospitals put elective procedures on hold. An estimated 28 million elective surgeries have been canceled worldwide. In addition to cancellations, many patients have been avoiding seeking care for non-COVID-19 [...]

MindCare Awarded Gold Seal of Approval® From The Joint Commission

By |2020-07-08T13:38:05-04:00July 8th, 2020|

Press Release MindCare Awarded Gold Seal of Approval® From The Joint Commission Nashville, TN, July 7th 2020  : :  MindCare Solutions is pleased to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its telepsychiatry program by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The [...]

View From the Front Lines

By |2020-05-18T13:38:23-04:00May 18th, 2020|

Benjamin Heavrin, MD Attending Physician, Nashville General Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Qsource The unique value of telebehavioral health during this time is extraordinary, especially for those with decompensated mental illness presenting to the emergency department. I see this value each shift I work in the ER. What extraordinary times we [...]

Telepsychiatry Adds New Dimension to PHP/IOP

By |2020-05-14T13:25:31-04:00May 14th, 2020|

Partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs, also known as PHP and IOP, provide options for patients who need more support than outpatient care but don’t require the oversight of hospitalization. These programs allow for longer treatment duration, often lasting for weeks as opposed to an in-patient stay that might [...]