Psychiatrist


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Heg Nataraja, MD

Dr. Nataraja is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and has over 45 years of experience.  He is originally from Mysore, India.  Dr. Nataraja prescribes medication to individuals 18 and older with a variety of mental health diagnosis.


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Ira Doneson, MD

Dr. Doneson received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas in 1966 and has over 50 years of experience.  He is originally from Queens, NY.  Dr. Doneson prescribes medication to individuals 18 and older with a variety of mental health diagnosis.


 

Vera Guarino, RN, PMHNP

Vera Guarino is a Registered Nurse and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center- College of Nursing, Brooklyn, NY in 1995.  She went on to receive a master’s degree in family primary care in 1998 from Pace University- Lienhard School of Nursing/New York, NY campus, followed by a post master’s certificate in psychiatric nurse practitioner in 2001 from Pace University- Lienhard School of Nursing/Pleasantville, NY campus.

Vera has over 15 years of experience in the diagnosing of mental health disorders (ex: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism, PTSD and others) and in the prescribing of psychotropic medications for children (age 4 on up), adolescents, adults and older adults.  She is a strong believer in empowering clients through education about their disorder and their medications so that they can make informed choices about their treatment.


 

Lauren Payne, PA-C

Lauren Payne is a PA-C who graduated December 2017 from Methodist University. She earned her Masters in Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant studies. Lauren Payne does medical management for those with a variety of mental health diagnosis for both children and adults.

Chandra Diebold, RN, FNP

Chandra Diebold is a FNP and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She obtained her masters degree in nursing from Wheeling Jesuit University in WV and is currently pursuing her post masters Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate through Robert Morris University in PA. Chandra will be doing medication management and has over 12 years combined experience as a mental health RN and NP.