JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Clark Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Asad Ismail has joined the Clark Medical Group of physicians.
Ismail has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and is currently the medical director and chairman of psychiatry at Clark Memorial Health. He will provide inpatient services at Clark Memorial’s Behavioral Health Unit and will oversee the Intensive Outpatient Therapy program.
Ismail specializes in:
• Treating addiction
• Crisis management
• Outpatient therapy including individual, group and family therapy
• Geriatric mental health and stabilization
• Counseling and psychotherapy
• HIV support groups
• Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective and Bipolar disorders
Clark Memorial’s Behavioral Health Services is a full service hospital unit with a compassionate team of professionals with experience in acute crisis stabilization, geriatric stabilization, emergency services, inpatient care, chemical dependency medical detox, no-pharmaceutical stabilization and intensive outpatient therapy.
The Intensive Outpatient Therapy program is a structured group therapy program that offers comprehensive care for patients age 18 and older struggling with mental disorders and chemical dependency issues. Weekly 3 hour group sessions, up to 3 days a week are conducted in the Lois E. Kratz Wellness Center on the Clark Memorial Health campus.
“Dr. Ismail’s commitment to helping patients with mental health and chemical dependency issues is a critical part of the overall wellness of our community,” said Martin Padgett, Clark Memorial Health, CEO. “Bringing Dr. Ismail onboard as a full time staff member will help integrate our Behavioral Health Services programs.”
Ismail does not accept appointments, but for consultations with Clark’s Behavioral Health Services department call (812) 283-2765.