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Crystal Run Healthcare Welcomes Drs. Nicholas And Lisa Batson To New Psychiatry Division

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Middletown, N.Y. – August 20, 2013 – Crystal Run Healthcare is happy to welcome Drs. Nicholas and Lisa Batson to the practice’s new Psychiatry division. Both Drs. Nicholas and Lisa Batson are Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and are Fellowship-trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Batsons will lead Crystal Run’s new Psychiatry division that serves children, adolescents and adult patients that suffer from conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders and developmental disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, disruptive behavioral disorders and psychotic disorders. As with many other specialties at Crystal Run, Psychiatry will be an integral part of the patient-centered medical home model of care that emphasizes the importance of treating psychological conditions as part of a patients overall treatment plan. Plans to expand the Psychiatry division at Crystal Run will include the addition of Psychologists that will further expand this patient-centered medical home team approach to care.

Dr. Nicholas Batson earned his BA from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and earned his Medical Degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy St. Maarten. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC and completed his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Dr. Nicholas Batson is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry.

Dr. Lisa Batson earned her BS from Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences in Hamden, CT and earned her Medical Degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy St. Maarten. She completed her residency in Psychiatry at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC and completed her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Dr. Lisa Batson is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry.

“Lisa and I are very excited to join Crystal Run’s new Psychiatry division. As Psychiatrists, we listen with an open mind, and work with our patients to develop a safe, effective treatment plan. We look forward to the opportunity of working with primary care physicians and specialists to ensure our patients receive the highest level of compassionate care for both the body and mind,” said Dr. Nicolas Batson, Psychiatrist at Crystal Run Healthcare.

Drs. Nicholas and Lisa Batson are now accepting patient appointments in Middletown. For more information on Psychiatry or to schedule an appointment with the Batsons, visit the Crystal Run Healthcare Psychiatry page at crystalrunhealthcare.com/Specialties/Psychiatry.aspx or call 845.703.6999.

--- Cutline: Dr. Nicholas Batson & Dr. Lisa Batson, Psychiatrists at Crystal Run Healthcare

About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multi-specialty group practice, and is among the fastest growing medical practices in the country. Crystal Run Healthcare includes over 300 providers, in over 40 medical specialties with 14 practice locations focusing on the healthcare needs of the mid-Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians representing the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. Crystal Run Healthcare offers fully accredited digital radiology and laboratory services and is a national leader in the use and advancement of electronic health records (EHR). Crystal Run Healthcare is accredited by The Joint Commission and is designated by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice was among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) effective April 2012. NCQA recognition of Crystal Run as an Early Adopter seeking ACO Accreditation in January 2012 culminated in December 2012 with Crystal Run Healthcare achieving NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit our website at www.crystalrunhealthcare.com or call 845.615.6832.