Primary Care Mental Health Curriculum – Esiquiel P. Olivarez, Jr., D.O.
Esiquiel P. Olivarez, Jr., D.O.
UNTHSC, HCA Fort Worth Family Medicine Residency
Dr. Olivarez is a Fort Worth native, husband and father of two teen men. After 15 plus years of private solo practice, he brought his practice to UNTHSC Seminary clinic to join the faculty at the HCA Fort Worth Family Residency and UNTHSC Family Medicine. He became the Program Director in 2018 and has worked with the residency through a sea of change maintaining his joy of working with residents.
Summary for Poster:
Recent data shows that Primary Care provides for almost one-third of all mental health visits in the United States. While mental health care increases, Psychiatry access and psychiatric residencies struggle to keep pace. There is a need for primary care enhanced training in management and care of the patient with mental health needs. While many opportunities exist for psychiatric training, much of the training is based in well supported psychiatric centers. There is a need for a primary care oriented education and curriculum for outpatient clinical management of mental health in conjunction with the many other co-morbidities that exist in a primary care practice.
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