Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Medical Guide 2019 Spring
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Honesdale Behavioral Health Center Expands and Welcomes
Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers’ Behavioral Health Center moved into expanded facilities in the last year. A $1 million grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration allowed for a physical expansion of 4,500 square feet on the second floor of the Stourbridge Professional Complex at Route 6 and Maple Avenue, Honesdale. The staff had been based on the first floor.

The clinic also welcomed a second psychiatrist, Tuhin Gupta, MD. Dr. Gupta treats adults, children and adolescents. In addition to behavioral health diagnoses, Dr. Gupta also treats patients suffering from Substance Use Disorders.

Dr. Gupta is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, NYas part of the Columbia and Cornell Universities Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Residency program. Additionally, he completed an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Pittsburgh VA. Dr. Gupta served as Chief Resident, Psychiatry, during his general psychiatry residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his medical degree from University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India.

While entering the practice with the goal of supporting existing staff in meeting the “demand and needs of this underserved area,” Dr. Gupta looks forward to treating a variety of patients. “With my training, I am able to see patients of any age,” he stated while expressing a desire to “help families and not being limited to any specific age group.”

Dr. Gupta describes himself as a therapy-focused physician, noting “medications are not the only way to get better; they are just one of the modalities.” He also feels his experience with trauma-based cases, anxiety disorders, depression as well as ADHD in both children and adults are beneficial to patients in his care.

Dr. Gupta says the transition to rural northeast Pennsylvania from urban-living in New York City has been a positive one especially with the supportive work environment he has encountered at the Behavioral Health Center. “It’s good to come somewhere you feel valued and welcome.”

WMCHC is a federally qualified health center clinically affiliated with Wayne Memorial Health System. WMCHC accepts most private insurances, managed care plans and medical assistance. For a list of services offered by WMCHC, visit www.wmchc.net or call 570-253-8390.