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Behavioral Medicine VA Rotation

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Rotation name: Behavioral Medicine VA (Beh Med-VA)


Year: R1


Contact Information Coordinator: 


Daniel Williams, PhD. 


Preceptor and contact information for this rotation: please contact all preceptors prior to beginning the rotation to confirm the schedule.

Drs. Peggy Rodriguez and Travis Campbell: peggy.rodriguez2@va.gov. travis.campbell@va.gov  .  To find the inpatient psychiatry floor- got to 2nd floor of Building 3.  The ward should help you get back to the nurses station or the MD work station (1,2 and 4th mondays of the rotation).
Dr. Cole Larsen:  Jeffrey.Larsen@va.gov  Email Dr. Larsen on the first day of your rotation.  You will work with him on the 3rd monday of the rotation in the morning. find Dr. Larsen- he will meet you at the entrance of the 1st-floor primary care clinic around 8:15.  Call him at 228.254.0820 if you run into any issues.  
Dr. Amanda Valone:  Amanda.Valone@va.gov 
Dr. Christopher Gaudiot: christopher.gaudiot@va.gov 949-872-3329  Dr Cristina Martinez: Cristina.Martinez@va.gov
Sandra Rowe: NP-SaLRowe@salud.unm.edu , 505-410-9225. If there is low volume at the Psych Urgent Care, ask Sandra Rowe if there are any patients at the Psychiatry Emergency Services (PES) who you could see. 
Miles Lessen: Miles.Lessen@va.gov 


Cheryl Reiss, RN, BSN, MBA: Informatics nurse/point of contact for computer codes: 505-265-1711 ext 2332. building 41, room 5c-118A. cheryl.reese@va.gov,  VERY IMPORTANT: you must have your codes renewed BEFORE starting this rotation, contact Cheryl Reiss at least two months prior to your rotation


Location(s): VA 


Pre-requisites: none


Description of rotation:


Current schedule

1. Your continuity clinics are on Thurs AM/PM. 

2. Resident School on Wed PM

3. For the rest of the times on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday AMs and Fridays:












8 am Inpatient psychiatry and bridge to outpatient- VA

Inpt-Drs. Rodriguez and Campbell.  Outpatient pharmacist-Dr. Larsen

8 am Residential Detox-VA  

with Dr. Gaudiot and Dr. Christina Martinez. Go to Bldg 3/Domicile. At nursing station ask to page Dr. Gaudiot or Martinez

8/9 Psych Urgent care at UNM- with Sandra Rowe,  UNM Psychiatry Center room #120. 2600 Marble Ave NE

Continuity Clinic

8 am Residential Detox




1 pm

Outpt Psych Clinic w/Dr. Valone at VA

Residential Detox

Resident School

Continuity Clinic

1 pm BEACON clinic at VA with Miles Lessen- enter main VA door and ask Information desk where to go or call ext 2184



If you have down time: 

- Read the below articles

- Do some board review that will be relevant now and give you points for Boards requirements later: specifically the Mental Health KSA (formerly called "SAM") on the ABFM, found here: https://portfolio.theabfm.org/MCFP/Modules.aspx?tab=SAM


Articles Resource

Screening for depression: http:www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p139.html

Common Questions about Pharmacologic Management of Drepression in Adults: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p94.html

Treatment-Resistant Depression: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p167.html

Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p442.html

Bipolar Disorders, A Review: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p483.html

General Anxiety and Panic Disorder: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p617.html

Schizophrenia: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p775.html

Personality Disorders: Review and Clinical Application: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1253.html

Managing Difficult Encounters: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p419.html

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