Team

Ravikumar Bhalavat MD,D.F.A.P.A (Psychiatry)

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Board Certified in Addcition Medicine

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Education

Medical School - Bhavnagar, India  

Residency in Psychiatry - Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

American Board of Addiction Medicine.

TMS Certified: Harvard Medical School. 

Hospital Affiliation

University Of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake health.

Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center.

Howard County General Hospital, John Hopkins Health

Carroll County Hospital, MedStar Health

Expertise

Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Psychotic Disorder, Geriatric Psychiatry. 

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. 

Research Publication

Coma falsely attributed to Lyme disease

J Ky Med Assoc​ 2008 Jul;106(7):317-9.

DSM-IV-TR in a nutshell:The Guidebook of Sexual Medicine
IsHak WW, Lee E, Bhalavat R, Vasa M: The DSM-IV in a Nutshell: A Practical Approach to Psychiatric Diagnosis. Appendix III in The Guidebook of Sexual Medicine. Edited by
IsHak WW. Beverly Hills A&W Publishing, 2008, pp 229-234
 

Grace Onuegbu, MSN APRN-BC  

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Grace is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Grace has more than 4 years of experience working in mental health care, including inpatient Psychiatric Units. She has been a hardworking and empathetic provider.

She holds a national board certification with American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Jessica Ditto, MS CRNP-PMHS

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Certified Mental Health Specialist

Jessica provides services for children and adolescents up to age 21. Jessica has extensive experience in the field of developmental/behavioral pediatrics, and spent 14 years at the Kennedy Krieger Institute working with children of all ages with mental health, developmental, and behavioral difficulties. She graduated from nursing school at the University of Delaware in 1996, and then completed her master’s degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 2005. Jessica is married and has 2 teenagers. She loves to travel when she gets the time. She is currently working toward her doctorate as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Cecilia Tako, MSN, PMHNP-BC.

Cecilia Tako, MSN, PMHNP-BC.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Cecilia is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with training treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. She began her career in business administration after graduating from the Virginia Commonwealth University but followed her passion into nursing. After several years working as a nurse in different healthcare settings, she decided to specialize in mental health because of her personal experience with a loved one. She provides care using evidence-based practices and a holistic approach for both mind and body. Cecilia is a compassionate and result-driven professional whose work philosophy is individualized and patient-centric.She received her MSN from Walden University and is married with 3 beautiful kids. In her leisure time she loves watching movies and enjoys baking. 

Ruth Bissell MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN, FN-CSA.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Ruth Bissell, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN, FN-CSA is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  With 15 years of experience caring for patients struggling with addictions, domestic or sexual abuse issues, and eldercare psychiatric issues, my goal is to combine my education in medicine and your knowledge of your needs so together we can work towards the relief of your symptoms.  

Sherry Strine,CMA-C

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Practice Manager

Sherry has more than 30 years experience working with patients from medicine to psychiatry.  She began her career as a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) in 1989, and continues to be an active member. She became an advisor with Medix School to encourage young women to become successful and independent. She continued her path to Healthcare Management in 2000; focusing on  Medical-legal administration. She continued her education in Marketing and Communications, while continuing to advance her career.  Sherry joined our practice in 2018.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Sarah Kregel CMA

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Certified Medical Assistant

Sarah Kregel is a Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA) and has her AA in Allied Health Sciences. She has worked as a medical assistant in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Psychiatry since 2017. She is our lead medical assistant for the Injection Clinic and performs our ADHD testing, as well as Cognitive and Memory Testing at our Bel Air Office. Sarah is married and has two young children. She enjoys hiking and taking family trips when she has the chance.

Amanda Haga

Medical Administrative Assitant and TMS Technician  

Amanda is a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and TMS Technician Currently working through nursing school. She Enjoys camping and family time.

Madison Garsuch

Lead TMS technician  

Madison has Bachelors's in Science (Psychology), currently enrolled in the Master's program; Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I have 2 children and a puppy. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, being out in the sun and adventurous.

Looking for Team Players.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

PMHNP-BC

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Psychotherapist

LCSW-C or LCPC

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Medical Assistant

CMA