Pine Grove Introduces Dr. Gary Roberson as their new Medical Director

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Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi welcomes a new medical director and two other noted physicians.

Dr. Gary Roberson

Dr. Gary Roberson

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses is proud to welcome esteemed Psychiatrist, Dr. Gary Roberson as their Medical Director. Dr. Roberson was recently featured on the cover of Top 100 Magazine’s summer 2018 issue, which highlighted the top 100 Doctor’s in America. At Pine Grove, Dr. Roberson leads the clinical and operational decisions pertaining to the organization’s medical staff. He said, “When I was given the opportunity to lead the premier behavioral health care and addiction treatment hospital in the Southeastern United States, it was an opportunity I could not refuse.”

Dr. Roberson completed his medical education including his Psychiatry Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Dr. Roberson earned a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in evidence-based medicine, a Masters Status (MSc) in Experimental Therapeutics (Clinical Pharmacology), and a Diploma in Theological Studies from the University of Oxford, England. Additionally, Dr. Roberson completed a Rotary International Graduate Fellowship at the University of York, England. Dr. Roberson is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties and a lifetime member of the Oxford University Science Society. Debbie Sanford, Administrator of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services said, “With the addition of Dr. Gary Roberson to our medical team, Pine Grove is well positioned to further our tradition of being a strong leader in the treatment of behavioral health care and addiction issues.”

Pine Grove also recently welcomed the addition of two other noted physicians to their medical staff, Dr. Charles Richardson and Dr. Siddeequah Bilal. Dr. Richardson completed his medical education and Psychiatry Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA. At Pine Grove, Dr. Richardson specializes in the care of adult patients receiving inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment. Dr. Siddeequah Bilal earned her Masters of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and completed her medical education and psychiatry residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Bilal was a Maternal and Child Health Research Fellow through the Association of Schools of Public Health. Dr. Bilal treats adult patients within Pine Grove’s Outpatient Services Department including the treatment of women with prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum mental health care issues.

Pine Grove’s world renowned programs treat gender specific chemical addiction including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers a substance abuse healing program for adults age 55 plus. Other Pine Grove specialty programs include a dedicated professional’s treatment curriculum and a comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove also features a program for patients with sexual addiction. Inpatient Services including an Adult Psychiatric Unit, along with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, and Outpatient Services are other components. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for nearly 35 years.

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