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Psychiatry

Psychiatry

USA Health is committed to providing our patients with supportive psychiatric care.

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About Psychiatry at USA Health

Mental health issues are common, as one in five adults will experience a mental health issue at some point. USA Health is committed to providing first-rate psychiatric care through our partnership with AltaPointe Health Systems, the second-largest community behavioral health provider in the Southeast. The USA Department of Psychiatry's affiliation with AltaPointe Health Systems allows us to offer a comprehensive range of both inpatient and outpatient services for adults and children. Together, we make sure that everyone in our community can get the help that they need.

USA Health offers experienced outpatient care for common mental health conditions.

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health issues that people face. For adults dealing with anxiety and depression, we provide experienced outpatient care including cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and drug therapy.

We partner with AltaPointe Health Systems to provide psychiatric care for patients under 18.

Patients under the age of 18 find a full range of care for a variety of mental health issues through our affiliation with AltaPointe Health Systems. To find out more about AltaPointe’s pediatric psychiatry care, call (251) 450-2211.

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Our psychiatrists are also educators in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Visit the Department of Psychiatry to learn about its academic mission, residency and fellowship programs.

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Ronald Franks, M.D., has more than 20 years of experience caring for patients with psychiatric needs. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has served as the president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

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