Behavioral Health Medical Staff

Backed by training and experience, Lakeview Center's physicians, psychologists and mid-level practitioners are skilled in assessing, diagnosing and treating mental illnesses and addiction disorders. Here are the details about these caring and compassionate professionals.


Psychiatrists


Annie Cherian

Annie Cherian, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests: 
    Adult Psychiatry
  • Medical Education: 
    Madras Medical College, Madras, India
    The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India
  • Residency: 
    Creedmore Psychiatry Center, Queens, New York



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Douglas Fraser

Douglas H Fraser, M.D.

Psychiatrist

POSITION:
PSYCHIATRIST

  • Clinical Interests
    Adult Psychiatry
  • Medical Education: 
    Jefferson Medical College , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Residency
    University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Tampa, Florida
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    American Board of Forensic Medicine
    National Board of Medical Examiners



Location:
Summit Group - Jefferson Office Park
3298 Summit Blvd
(corner of Spanish Trail and Summit Blvd.)
Pensacola, FL 32503
850.469.3500

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Aaron O Godwin, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests:  Adult and Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Medical Education:  University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville Florida
  • Residency:  Emory University Department of Psychiatry, Atlanta Georgia
  • Fellowship: Emory University Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Atlanta Georgia
  • Board Certifications:  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Memberships:  Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe, Jay Historical Society



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Cynthia Javellana

Cynthia Javellana, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests:  Adult Psychiatry
  • Medical Education
    University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Residency
    Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College, Bronx, New York
  • Memberships
    American Psychiatric Association
    Association of Philippine Physicians



Location:
Summit Group - Jefferson Office Park
3298 Summit Blvd
(corner of Spanish Trail and Summit Blvd.)
Pensacola, FL 32503
850.469.3500

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Luis Lemus

Luis Lemus, M.D.

Psychiatrist


Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests:  
  • Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Medical Education
    Universidad de El Salvador Faculty of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Residency
    Bergen Regional Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program, Paramus, New Jersey
  • Fellowship
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Memberships
    American Academy of Children and Adolescents Psychiatry
    American Psychiatric Association
    Association of Philippine Physicians



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Guido Ludergnani

Guido Ludergnani, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests:  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Medical Education
    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
  • Residency
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York
    University Hospital of Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Fellowship
    University of Michigan Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Board Certifications
    Adult Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500

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Scott McIntosh

Scott McIntosh, M.D.FAPA

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests
    Schizophrenia, Bipolar and other Affective Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Chemical Dependency.
  • Medical Education
    Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Residency
    Psychiatry, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Board Certification
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Memberships
    Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
    American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



William Packard, M.D.

William Packard, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests:
    General Adult Psychiatry, inpatient Psychiatry, Depressive Disorders, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Chronic Mental Illness, Young Adult Psychiatry
  • Medical Education:
  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania              
  • Residency:
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Board Certifications:
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology




Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Kaberi Samanta

Kaberi Samanta, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests
    Adult Psychiatry
  • Medical Education
    Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta, India
  • Residency
    University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • Memberships
    Escambia County Medical Society



Location:
West Florida Community Care Center (WFCCC)
5500 Stewart Street
Milton, FL 32570
850.469.3500

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Warren H Scott, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests:  
    Adult psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
  • Medical Education:
    Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Residency:
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Board Certifications:
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Memberships:  
    Alabama Medical Association
    Lauderdale County Medical Association
  • Additional Information:  
    Licensed by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Suboxone® Treatment


Warren H Scott M.D. is Suboxone Licensed

Location:
Summit Group - Jefferson Office Park
3298 Summit Blvd
(corner of Spanish Trail and Summit Blvd.)
Pensacola, FL 32503
850.469.3500



Venkata Sompalli

Venkata Sompalli, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests:  
  • Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addictions Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Education
    Guntur Medical College, Guntur City, India
  • Residency
    Mount Sinai Services at City Hospital Center, Elmhurst, New York
  • Fellowship
    Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, New York
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult and General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



TANYA THERIAULT, D.O.

Tanya Theriault, D.O.

Psychiatrist

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, especially Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 
  • Medical Education: Nova Southeastern University of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft.Lauderdale, Florida
  • Residency: University of Texas - Southwestern, Medical Center-Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas – Adult Psychiatry
  • Fellowship: University of Texas – Southwestern, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, Texas – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Memberships: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)




Location:
Avalon Center
6024 Spikes Way
Milton, FL 32583
850.469.3500


Psychologists


David Josephs

David Josephs, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Position:
Psychologist

  • Clinical Interests:  
  • Forensics, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for law enforcement
  • Doctoral Education
    Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida
  • Internship
    Austin State Hospital, Austin, Texas
  • Memberships
    American Psychological Association



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500


Physician Assistants


Christina Medrano

Christina Medrano, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Position:
Physician Assistant

  • Professional Education:
    University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Certifications
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    National Commission on Recertification of Physician Assistants
  • Memberships
    American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
    U.S. Army Society of Flight Surgeons
    Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association
  • Additional Information:
    Interservice Physician Assistant Program, Phase I, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas
    Interservice Physician Assistant Program, Phase II, San Diego, California
    U.S. Army Flight Surgeon Primary Course, Aeromedical Physician Assistant, Fort Rucker, Alabama




Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500


Medical Doctors


Robert Althar

Robert Althar, M.D.

Medical Doctor

Position:
Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Interest
    Medical treatment of opioid dependencies
  • Medical Education
    University of the Northeast School of Medicine, Tampico, Mexico
    Post-Doctoral Training, Case Western Reserve, North Eastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Rootstown , Ohio
  • Residency
    Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Memberships
    Florida Medical Association
    Florida Physician Association
    Florida Surgical Society


Robert Althar M.D. is Suboxone Licensed

Location:
Summit Group - Jefferson Office Park
3298 Summit Blvd
(corner of Spanish Trail and Summit Blvd.)
Pensacola, FL 32503
850.469.3500


Advanced Practice Registered Nurses


Francheska Barrett

Francheska Barrett, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
    University of Alabama-Huntsville
    Phoenix College Online
  • Certifications:
    American Nurse Credentialing Center
  • Memberships:
    American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Igor Bogunovic

Igor Bogunovic, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education
    University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Certifications:
    American Nurses Credentialing Center



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Katrina Crane

Katrina Crane, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education
    University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
    University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
    Pensacola State College, Pensacola, Florida
  • Certifications:
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Memberships
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • Additional Information:
    2010 Nursing Excellence Award Honoree of Baptist Health Care



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Nancy Hart

Nancy Hart, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

  • Professional Education: 
    University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
    Nova Southeastern University, Sunrise, Florida
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
    Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky
  • Certifications: 
    American Nurses Credentialing Center



Location:
West Florida Community Care Center (WFCCC)
5500 Stewart Street
Milton, FL 32570
850.469.3500



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Crystal Jones-Lindsey, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
    University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida                    
  • Certifications:
    American Nurse Credentialing Center
  • Memberships:
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Richard Lowery

Brad Lowery, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida   
  • Certifications:
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Memberships:
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
    American Association of Nurse Practitioners



Location:
Summit Group - Jefferson Office Park
3298 Summit Blvd
(corner of Spanish Trail and Summit Blvd.)
Pensacola, FL 32503
850.469.3500



Renee McCorcle, PMHNP, Lakeview Center

Renee McCorcle, FPMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Clinical Interests:
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Professional Education:
    University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Certifications:
    American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Memberships:
    American Nurses Association




Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Susan Michaels

Susan Michaels, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio
    University of South Alabama College of Nursing, Mobile, Alabama
    University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Ohio              
  • Certifications: 
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Memberships
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
    American Nurses Association
    Florida Nurses Association
    American Association of Nurse Practitioners



Location:
Avalon Center
6024 Spikes Way
Milton, FL 32583
850.469.3500



Kay Norris

Kay L. Norris, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education
    University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    Mennonite College of Nursing, Bloomington, Illinois       
  • Certifications
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Memberships
    American Nurses Association



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



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Afua "Grace" Ntiwa, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Certifications:
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Memberships:
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    American Nurses Association



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



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Danielle Pugh, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Medical Education:
     University of Southern Mississippi
  • Certifications:
    American Nurse Credentialing Center
  • Memberships:
    American Nurses Association, American Red Cross, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



John Sheffield

John David Sheffield, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    University Of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • Certifications
    American Nurses Credentialing Center



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Sarah Skinner

Sarah Skinner, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    University of Cincinnati Online
  • Certifications:
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Memberships
    Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    American Nurses Association



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Jennifer Upcraft

Jennifer L. Upcraft, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Certifications:
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Memberships
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500



Mary Jane Valbracht, ARNP ADVANCED REGISTERED NURSE PRACTITIONER

Mary Jane Valbracht, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

  • Professional Education:
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    California State University, Carson, California
    Fanshawe College, London, Ontario Canada
  • Certifications:
    American Nurses Credentialing Center



Location:
Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
1900 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.983.5500



Ashley Wei is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Ashley Wei, PMHNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Position:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

Professional Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida

Certifications:
American Nurses Credentialing Center 



Location:
Lakeview Center
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
850.469.3500


Addictionologists


Terry Ptacek

Terry Ptacek, M.D.

Addictionologist

Position:
Addictionologist

  • Clinical Interests
    Addiction disorders, medication-assisted treatment of opiate addictions
  • Medical Education
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Residency
    Charleston Naval Regional Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Additional Credentials
    Certification in Addictionology by the American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Memberships
    American Medical Association
    Florida Medical Association
  • Additional Information
    Dr. Ptacek is licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication marketed under the brand name, Suboxone, and proven to be effective in treating addiction to prescription pain medicines and other opium-related drugs.


Terry Ptacek M.D. is Suboxone Licensed

Location:
Summit Group - Jefferson Office Park
3298 Summit Blvd
(corner of Spanish Trail and Summit Blvd.)
Pensacola, FL 32503
850.469.3500

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Behavioral Health Services | 1221 W. Lakeview Avenue | Pensacola, Florida 32501 |  850.469.3500