Rural Behavioral Health Web Casts/Webinars

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Making Rural Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Primary Care Integration Work


Dennis Freeman, PhD.; Parinda Khatri, Ph.D.; W. Kendall Mays, M.D.; Gregg Perry, M.D.
November 2005

Please note, CEU's are no longer available for this presentation.


Web cast Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the clinical and operational logistics involved in integrating behavioral health interventions into primary care practice.
  2. Participants will listen in as a Family Practice Physician, a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist discuss how they merge their skills and perspectives on patient care in an integrated clinical model.
  3. Participants will learn why and how a rural Community Mental Health Center embraced primary care, became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and now blends the missions of community health centers and community mental health.

PowerPoint presentation

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Parinda Khatri, Ph.D.

  • Director of Integrated Care - Cherokee Health Systems - 2002 to Present
  • Psychology Internship Training Director - Cherokee Health Systems - 2002 to Present
  • Behavioral Health Consultant - Good Samaritan Clinic - 2000 to Present
  • Graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - 1996
  • Internship at the Medical College of Georgia - 1995-1996
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center - 1996-1998
  • Special Interests: integrated care, behavioral medicine
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Dennis S. Freeman Ph.D.

  • Chief Executive Officer - Cherokee Health Systems - 1978 to Present
  • Executive Director - Union-Grainger Primary Care, Inc. - 1987-93
  • Thirty-four years of health care administration experience
  • Graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - 1970
  • Special Interests: integration of primary care and mental health care systems, health care cost containment, managed care systems
  W. Kendall Mays, M.D.
  • Director of Primary Care - Cherokee Health Systems - 2004
  • Staff Physician - Cherokee Health Systems, Sevier County - 1999 to Present
  • Graduate of ETSU, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, M.D. - 1996
  • Residency in Family Practice at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville - 1999
  • Special Interests: preventive health care, gastroenterology

Gregg Perry, M.D.

  • Director of Psychiatric Services - Cherokee Health Systems - 2003
  • Staff Psychiatrist - Cherokee Health Systems - 1997 to Present
  • Graduate of Vanderbilt School of Medicine, M.D. - 1991
  • Residency in Psychiatry at Bowman Gray/North Carolina Baptist Hospital - 1995
  • Special Interests: psychopharmacology, telepsychiatry