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Dr. Haltzman named Director of Behavioral Health

When you’re dealing with emotional and mental health challenges, you want help from experienced and compassionate professionals. Fatima Hospital has long offered a variety of behavioral health programs to the community, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our units offer specialized treatment for older patients, for those who are best served visiting for the day and then going home, and for those who require more intense treatment.

In a program like this, it is especially important to have leadership that understands the individual needs of each person seeking treatment. That is why Fatima Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Haltzman as Medical Director of the Department of Behavioral Health.  Dr. Haltzman is one of the community’s best known – and most respected leaders – in the field of behavioral health.

Dr. Haltzman has a long history of behavioral health leadership with programs like NRI Community Services (now called Community Care Alliance) in Woonsocket, SSTAR in Fall River, the Miriam Hospital, and the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center. His appointment at Fatima is a homecoming for Dr. Haltzman, having worked on the inpatient units of St. Joseph Health Services from 2007-2014.

Most recently, he was the Senior Outpatient Psychiatrist at The David Lawrence Community Mental Health Center in Naples, Florida. Dr. Haltzman received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, completing the Family Practice Honors Program. He completed a residency at Yale University School of Medicine and served as chief resident, inpatient unit in Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Psychiatric Outpatient Department.

In 2003, he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Haltzman was on the faculty of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He now is an associate professor of psychiatry at Florida State University.

Dr. Haltzman has developed an international reputation for his interest in relationships and marriage. He presents to audiences across the country, and has authored four books and a number of book chapters on the topic. He has served on numerous committees and been appointed to several boards during his career.

Dr. Haltzman and our other specialists are focused on finding out which behavioral medicine program is right for you. To learn more, call 401-456-3496.