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December 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 6

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Rogers Behavioral Health fills need for bilingual care with new Miami Clinic

Opening planned for February 2019 in Blue Lagoon corporate park
 
Rogers Behavioral Health, a leading nationwide, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services, is expanding its presence in Florida with a new clinic in Miami at 5805 Blue Lagoon Dr. in the Waterford at Blue Lagoon corporate park. Based in Wisconsin, Rogers now has locations in seven states, including a clinic in Tampa that opened in 2014. 
 
Set to open in February 2019, the Miami clinic will offer treatment options for children, teens and adults challenged by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. 
 
Innovative, nationally-recognized programs for OCD and Anxiety
 
Rogers offers some of the most comprehensive programs for OCD and depression in the country, the two most common mental health issues. Leaders in psychiatry and psychology across the Rogers system treat more patients daily for OCD than any other behavioral health provider, and FOCUS programs offer clinically-effective treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders.  Learn about Rogers’ exceptional treatment outcomes at rogersbh.org/outcomes. 
 
Rogers - Miami will offer spe¬cialized services for patients in need of the next level of outpatient care. All patients have access to a board-certified psychiatrist and a multidisciplinary team of mental health experts. Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) will be available for adults, adolescents and children, and intensive outpatient programs will be added as appropriate after opening. 
 
In addition, soon after opening, Rogers plans to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, cutting edge treatment major depressive disorder and OCD and anxiety. 
 
Additional programs are also being considered for addiction, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other behavioral health conditions based on community need. 
 
“The need in South Florida is great for the type of specialized behavioral health services we offer,” says Pat Hammer, CEO and president of Rogers Behavioral Health. “Offering more convenient access to this type of care as a complement to existing local services really makes a difference for the people we serve.”
 
Bilingual and culturally competent providers for diverse patients 
 
Recognizing the diverse South Florida population and cultural stigmas often associated with behavioral disorders in many ethnic and international communities, Rogers Behavioral Health is committed to not only offering bilingual (English and Spanish) treatment, but ensuring those staff members understand those cultures and how to most effectively communicate with and educate patients, families and caregivers about their diagnoses and treatments.
 
“It’s not enough to just provide bilingual providers anymore,” explained Marcia Rabinowits, PsyD, clinical director for the new Miami facility. “Our staff understand the challenges of not only treating our diverse patients, but also equipping their families and loved ones with an understanding of behavioral disorders and offering the support they might not receive from their own communities.”
 
Dr. Rabinowits graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She then earned her Master of Science in mental health counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her Doctor of Clinical Psychology with an adult emphasis from Spalding University–School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Rogers, Dr. Rabinowits worked as a staff psychologist at McLean Hospital – OCD Institute and in private practice. She was also a psychology instructor at Harvard Medical School and assistant psychologist in the Psychology department at McLean Hospital. Dr. Rabinowits is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Potential patients, families, or referring providers can call 844-220-4411 or make a referral online at https://rogersbh.org/screening-request to request a free screening.  
 
Based in Wisconsin, Rogers Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services and is nationally recognized for its specialized psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by the main campus in Oconomowoc, WI, Rogers offers evidence-based treatment for adults, children and adolescents with depression and mood disorders, eating disorders, addiction, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder. 
 
In addition to a growing network of regional centers including Nashville, Skokie and Hinsdale, IL, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tampa and now Miami, Rogers also operates three inpatient behavioral health hospitals, nine residential programs, and six outpatient centers in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.rogersbh.org. Additional clinics are set to open in St. Paul, San Diego, and Los Angeles in 2019.
 
The System also includes Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, which supports patient care, programs, and research; and Rogers InHealth, an initiative that works to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges. 
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