Integrated care incorporates behavioral and physical health services into primary care and specialty medical environments. Integrated care models are patient-centered; delivered by teams of medical professionals, utilize care coordination, and a population-based approach. This book is practical, office-based, and comfortably accessible to students, residents, faculty, and all mental health professionals, primary care and medical specialists.
We examine and recommend applying collaborative care and other existing models of integrated care based on existing literature. When there is no literature supporting a specific approach, our experts offer their ideas and take an aspirational approach about how to manage and treat specific behavioral disorder or problems
We assume the use of integrated team staffing including a primary care or specialist provider(s), front desk staff, medical assistant(s), nurse(s), nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialist(s), health coaches, consulting psychiatrist, and care coordinator(s)/manager(s).
About the Author
Robert E. Feinstein, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Psychoanalyst. He is Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs and Education formerly serving as Senior Associate Dean in the medical school In his academic career, Dr. Feinstein has had diverse and sustained focus on Integrated/Primary Care, Violence and Suicide prevention, health and wellness, personality disorders, and the psychotherapies.
Joseph V. Connelly MD is chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Stamford Hospital. He is also on the faculty at the Stamford Hospital/Columbia University Family Medicine Residency Program where he served as Program Director for the past 27 years. He has special interests in behavioral medicine and palliative medicine.
Marilyn S. Feinstein, ACC, LCSW, USPTA received her MSW in clinical social work from NYU with a specialty in Stress Management and has a private psychotherapy practice. An accredited coach with The International Coach Federation, she coaches clients in Personal and Professional development (e.g., health and wellness, career coaching, peak performance), and presents interactive seminars and workshops.