- Ruth Nutting, PhD, LCMFT
- Samuel Ofei-Dodoo, PhD, MPA, MA, CPH, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School pf Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS
- Jennifer Wipperman, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, KUSM-Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Ascension Via Christi Health, Wichita, KS
- Ashley Daniel, M.D., Family Medicine Resident, KUSM-Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Ascension Via Christi Health, Wichita, KS
Increasingly, primary care physicians treat patients with complex physiological and psychological comorbidities. Due to a lack of behavioral health resources and training, physicians often feel inadequate treating complex biopsychosocial issues. In this presentation, interdisciplinary professionals will provide rich description of a cross-sectional study designed to identify physician satisfaction of quality and access to mental health care. Additionally, specific areas of mental health training physicians desire to competently treat complex mental health disorders will be identified. Discussion will include strategies to meet the desire for increased mental health related treatment skills.
- Identify the necessity of integrated behavioral health within primary care settings.
- Understand physician satisfaction of quality and access to integrated mental health care.
- Recognize specific areas of mental health training physicians desire to competently treat complex mental health disorders.
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