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Behavioral Medicine
Behavioral Medicine
461 W. Huron Street
4th Floor, Main Hospital
Pontiac, MI  48341


CONTACT:
Floor 4-South: (248) 857-7367
Patient Phones: (248) 253-2204,   (248) 253-2205
TDD Line:  (248) 857-6722

VISITING HOURS:

Monday   6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday   3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday     3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holidays   2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Medical Director:  Yatinder Singhal, MD

The Behavioral Medicine Team at Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan is committed to helping individuals reach their optimal level of mental health.

At Doctor's Hospital of Michigan Behavioral Medicine Department, patient-centered care is our philosophy. Our team includes Psychiatrists, Recreational Therapists, Social Workers, RNs & LPNs, and Mental Health Technicians. These experienced professionals seek to empower patients with a multidisciplinary approach to mental wellness. We're always here to help.
The Behavioral Medicine Department is licensed by the State of Michigan, and accredited by CMS and The Joint Commission.  We accept both voluntary and involuntary patients on our 30-bed unit.

Services/Programs Offered:
•    Cognitive Behavior Therapy     
•    Individual and family counseling as indicated
•    Inpatient crisis stabilization
•    Co-occurring addiction groups as indicated
•    Recreational therapy groups
•    Access to medical treatment
•    Liaison to Core Provider Agencies & Probate court
•    Evaluation of substance abuse needs
•    Medication Education & Symptom Identification groups

Groups are designed to provide increased knowledge, self-esteem and coping strategies and maximize social and living skills.

Meet Our Team
•    PSYCHIATRIST
Board-certified psychiatrist will complete a thorough psychiatric assessment and daily monitoring of symptoms with psychopharmacology.

•    NURSING
Nursing staff provides continuity of care, assisting in patient symptom management, and teaching about and monitoring medications.

•    SOCIAL WORKER
Provides psychosocial assessment of needs in regards to family issues, outpatient referrals, and discharge planning.    

•    RECREATIONAL THERAPISTS
Evaluate patients’ ability to perform regular activities.

•    MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIANS
Assist patients with activities of daily living and therapeutic interventions.


Some Warning signs of behavioral changes
-    Isolation from friends and family
-    Difficulty concentrating
-    Increase/decrease in appetite and weight
-    Self-destructive behaviors
-    Mood changes
-    Disruption in sleep pattern
-    Suicidal/Homicidal thoughts

 If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, seek assistance through your Primary Care Physician or local Emergency center.


Download and print our Behavioral Medicine Brochure
 
Contact
Doctors Hospital Of Michigan, 461 West Huron, Pontiac, MI 48341


Phone: (248) 857-7200

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