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Brian Vath , M.D. Co-Founder - Psychiatrist

Brian Vath

M.D. Co-Founder - Psychiatrist

Dr. Brian Vath attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently completed residencies in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry.  During his Family Medicine training at Swedish Medical Center, he served as both Chief Resident and President of the Residency organization.  He has also served on the Medical Executive Committee of Swedish Hospital.  Dr. Vath has published articles on topics ranging from dermatology to dementia care.  He lectures frequently in Family Medicine training programs on how to optimally integrate psychiatric case formulations into routine primary care practice.  Prior to helping establish Psychiatric Medicine Associates, he ran a large outpatient psychiatric practice, consulting and collaborating with multiple primary care and mental health specialty care providers throughout the Puget Sound region.  In addition to the below areas of expertise, Dr. Vath also has a particular interest in business dynamics and has counseled senior business executives on critical business decisions and conflict resolution. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Comorbid mental illness in the complex medical patient, with a focus on cancer, autoimmune, and endocrine illnesses
  • Evaluation and management of bipolar disorder
  • Evaluation and management of peripartum and post-partum psychiatric illness

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by: Ashley Bouzis | Feb. 06, 2018

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