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Spectrum’s Psychiatry Providers

 

Courtney Keckich, Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Courtney Keckich is a Board Certified adult psychiatrist with a CourtneyPINTHISclinical practice emphasis on caring for patients with serious mental illness. She has a special interest in psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia; mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders, including PTSD and panic disorder; personality disorders; and substance use disorders. She believes it is important to look at non-pharmacological treatments for mental illness, as well as minimize potential risks associated with medications and their side effects. She works closely with therapists, case managers, nurses, and other physicians, to address all aspects of patient health. She is passionate about the importance of truly integrated care and this was one of the reasons she chose to work for Spectrum, where integration and care of the whole person is a top priority. Before coming to this clinic, Dr. Keckich was Associate Director of Psychiatry at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Maryland, providing services for an the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Consultation-Liaison service for medical and surgical floors, outpatient clinic, and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). She has worked with both voluntary and involuntary treatment and served as expert witness in hearings related to Court-Ordered Treatment. Dr. Keckich received her Bachelor’s in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and her Doctorate of Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed Psychiatry Residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where she also served as Chief Resident. She completed ECT training through University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Community Psychiatry.

 

 

Christine Nuez, MD

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Dr. Nuez received her degree from De La Salle University in the Phillipines in 2002 and joined our team in 2013.  She was recognized for distinguished performance in the Department of Psychiatry while working at the University of South Alabama and is a member of the Kaplan Medical Honor Society.

 

 

Bohdan N. Hrecznyj, MD

webA12P1513PINTHISDr. Bohdan N. Hrecznyj received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his residency in general adult psychiatry and  his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Before joining Spectrum Healthcare Group, he served as Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services at the DuBois Regional Medical Center in Du Bois Pennsylvania for 10 years.

 

 

Brent Whitley, PNP

Brent WhitleyBrent earned his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Appalachian State University and his Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry at Vanderbilt University prior to completing his training as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Vanderbilt University. During his academic career, he conducted research on blood-brain barrier transport and drug development for schizophrenia. He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and enjoys the unique challenges and rewards of community mental health. Brent values preventive and integrative approaches to treatment. He enjoys staying updated on cutting edge developments in neuroscience and pharmacology to improve the lives of patients. While his scientific training has given him a profound appreciation for the wonders of modern medicine, he fully embraces the importance of focusing on the heart and the mind. Brent has a broad range of interests including hiking, camping, cycling, travel, and the study of economics.

 

 

 

 

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