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Information on the Candidates
Candidates for Trustee-at-Large
Psychiatric News
Volume 39 Number 23 page 50-55

FIG1 Private Practice of General Psychiatry, Dayton, Ohio, 1971-2003

Inpatient and Outpatient Care in South Carolina's Public Mental Health System, 2003-

Representative, Ohio Psychiatric Association, APA Assembly, 2001-04

Chair, Ohio Psychiatrists Political Action Committee, 1996-2003

Wright State University: Associate Director of Residency Training, 1976-81; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, 1991-2004

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This is a terrific time to be a psychiatrist. We alone work in the center of the bio-psycho-social arena. Here we teach, conduct research, consult, and administrate, reaping the rewards of ever better treatment. We also have challenges. What might we best do for the future?

Let us join the strong forces amassing for universal access to health care. It can give us "parity" and stronger public health. Universal access to health care by design will treat us more fairly. The W.H.O. and the I.O.M. document our value to public health. Let us think beyond nondiscrimination and work to be emphasized in the new system!

Vigilance is needed to ensure continued support for ever better research and training. Psychiatrists working in the public sector deserve more recognition. Their patients must have a more dependable safety net. Private practice needs to be revitalized. Information technology, electronic medical records, and telepsychiatry should boom.

It is vital to grow our leverage with government, especially the states. They, more than the federal level, control so much of what we do and are easier to influence. We can increase our power dramatically if we become more tactical and focused.

Going forward, let us ever affirm our core values such as the medical model, privacy, and the high value of psychotherapy.

Finally, I see us promoting the cause of child conservation as a new crusade. No one knows more than we how neglect and abuse ravage our youth. If we can conserve our environment, surely we can conserve our children! Let us work with APA and others to be in the vanguard of this movement.

Why should you consider voting to place me on the Board of APA? In my view, it is my facility for getting things done guided by a broad clinical experience. Here are some highlights of my track record:

If you agree that my "can do" track record and broad clinical experience will bring valuable insights to the Board, please give me your vote. Thank you.

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Professional Activities

100%—Clinical care, Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center

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Income

100%—Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center

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