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Meet Dr. Patrick DiGenova, MD
Dr. Patrick DiGenova, MD, a native of northern New Jersey, earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating from medical school at St. George’s University, Dr. DiGenova completed his Psychiatry Medical Residency from the New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan, where he served as chief resident. He went on to train in an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel where he currently holds a faculty appointment. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
While training in New York City, Dr. DiGenova gained the extensive clinical experience needed to help with prevention, treatment and recovery of both primary and dual diagnosis psychiatric conditions. Dr. DiGenova’s specialty clinical interests include: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, substance dependence and behavioral addictions. Dr. DiGenova is also certified with the American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis and is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association. He has authored and published case reports and is an advocate for patient safety and mental health awareness.
Psychiatric Assessment, Evaluation and Diagnosis
Initial assessment consists of a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to understand symptoms and determine diagnosis and appropriate treatment interventions. At Beacon Health and Wellness, we will develop your individualized treatment plan based on your unique goals, circumstances and expectations to optimize well being.
Psychotherapy helps patients understand themselves and their problems more realistically and identify healthy coping mechanisms to manage personal and interpersonal issues.
Psychopharmacology and Medication Management
Psychopharmacology is the treatment of psychiatric disorders through medicine. Medication is started only after a careful analysis of the risk-benefit ratio and its effectiveness is continually monitored.
Video-based telepsychiatry helps meet your
needs for convenient and readily-accessible behavioral health services. The appointment is a real-time doctor's visit by video that is compliant with healthcare privacy and security regulations, including HIPAA.