Accelerating Access to Quality Care in Rural
and Frontier Communities
Dear Patients and Partners: Avicenna Telepsychiatry is changing its name to Frontier Psychiatry. After much thought and discussion, we discovered that, according to our team and community partners, "Frontier Psychiatry" more clearly captures the essence of our mission in the name. Our focus is to deliver high quality psychiatric care to the people living in rural and frontier communities. At the same time, we will redefine the frontiers of psychiatric care in underserved communities through innovation and creativity. Thank you to everyone who has embarked on this journey with us...there are lots of great things to come!
Direct-to-patient services across the care continuum, including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency settings.
COLLABORATIVE CARE CONSULTS
Accelerate the adoption of Collaborative Care, the gold standard in primary care based behavioral health integration.
VIRTUAL ROTATIONS FOR RESIDENTS
Training and supervision for future psychiatrists, most of whom are likely to provide virtual care as telepsychiatry becomes ubiquitous.
MEET OUR TEAM
Eric, Arzubi, MD
Reza Hosseini Ghomi, MD, MSE
Katherine Jong, MD
Messina Michalsky, PMHNP
By 2025, anyone in Montana who requires psychiatric care can get it when needed.
Frontier Psychiatry was created in 2019 by passionate psychiatrists who believe that every community deserves access to great psychiatric care.
We feel that smaller, underserved communities are often overlooked or overcharged by larger telepsychiatry companies looking to grow their business quickly. We know that one-size-fits-all telepsychiatry does not work.
As a result, we decided to launch Frontier Psychiatry by collaborating with healthcare organizations in rural states, starting with Montana, working with local partners to assess and overcome regional barriers to care.
Rural states like Montana, Wyoming and Alaska consistently post the worst suicide rates in the US. This health disparity needs to be eliminated. Vulnerable populations, including military Veterans and Native American communities, are disproportionately affected.
We also recognize that psychiatry training programs often don’t prepare trainees with the requisite skills to deliver high quality virtual clinical care. Telepsychiatry is central to expanding access to care for everyone.
Frontier Psychiatry is dedicated to training and supervising future psychiatrists by offering virtual clinical rotations to ensure that tomorrow’s mental health workforce is prepared to meet the challenges associated with providing care to all communities.
To deliver best-in-nation telepsychiatry services through collaboration, innovation, and education.