Pauquette Center Psychiatrists

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who may perform diagnostic evaluation and psychotherapy as well as prescribe psychiatric medication, conduct physical examinations and order and interpret laboratory tests. Psychiatrists must graduate from a medical or osteopathic college and take and pass required examinations in both general medicine and the specialization of psychiatry. They must also complete 12 months of postgraduate AGCME-approved training and finally present the sum of their education and experience to the American Medical Association for credentialing. Psychiatrists must complete at least 30 hours of approved continuing education every two years.