Exciting Changes and Additions to Medical Team Bring Diverse Clinical Expertise and Leadership

February 2nd, 2013

Two new psychiatrists have recently joined the medical team bringing with them a variety of specialties and clinical expertise.

Dr. Scott Haltzman, a board certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist, joined DLC as an Adult Outpatient Staff Psychiatrist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology and English and his medical degree from Brown University. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale University. He is also the author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men, The Secrets of Happily Married Women, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He has 15 years of experience in teaching, psychiatric consulting, direct patient care, psychotherapy, marriage education and couples therapy.

Dr. Dana Castro is board certified in adult psychiatry and addiction. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science and his master’s of arts in teaching from the State University of New York. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his internship and residency at North Shore University Hospital. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience with a strong background in substance abuse having most recently served as the Medical Director at Hazelden Florida.

In other medical team news, Dr. Frank Lehninger was recently promoted to the Senior Physician of Children’s Services. He is a triple board certified adult, child/ adolescent and geriatric psychiatrist.

In addition to providing direct psychiatric services, our physician team is helping us spread the word about mental health and substance abuse topics by writing educational articles, participating in media interviews and speaking in the community.

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