As a result of these developments, emergency psychiatry is evolving into a desirable and rapidly growing subspecialty that’s attracting both psychiatric and EM physicians. Large medical groups and care systems are now beginning to see the value of adding an emergency psychiatry practice line to their integrated care strategies.
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Dr. Zeller is vice president and head of the Acute Psychiatric Medicine division of the 2,000-physician partnership CEP America. For 20 years, he was chief of psychiatric emergency services for the Alameda Health System in Oakland, California. He is past president of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry.
Dr. Mao is R&D senior manager for program development at MedAmerica. She has worked in strategy consulting in the private sector and in federal health policy and pubic health. She previously worked at the Monitor Group of Deloitte Consulting and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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