Boca Raton, Florida (PressExposure) June 03, 2011 -- Dr. Robert Homer is now in full time psychiatric practice at his Boca Raton location. In addition to accepting Medicare and United Behavioral Health, he plans to accept Aetna and Cigna insurances in the near future.
While having a conservative practice in Psychiatry including psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy, as a physician Dr. Homer also encourages his patients to maintain and optimize their overall health. His practice of "integrative psychiatry" includes viewing the patient holistically, with consideration of "mind-body" issues along with spiritual values. Focus is on the treatment along with prevention of illness by paying attention to factors such as general health, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, and stress reduction.
Dr. Homer left his career as a research scientist based on a decision to pursue a clinical career in medicine and psychiatry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Brandeis University, graduating Cum Laude, with Honors in Physics. He earned both his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Miami. His medical doctorate was awarded by the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He received his specialty training in psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He is a Diplomate in the specialty of Psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Diplomate in Addiction Medicine with the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He received a Certification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the New York Medical College, and is designated as a Master Psychopharmacologist with Distinction by the Neuroscience Education Institute. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
MEDICALLY RELATED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
"Psychiatric Approach in Management of Coexisting Vision Impairment and Depression" to be presented at the World Ophthalmology Conference in 2012.
The Recovery Blues: Prescriptions for the Clean, Sober, and Depressed, (Carter Elliott and Robert Homer). Trafford, (2006).
"Co-occurring Disorders in Older Adults: Treatment and Pharmacological Considerations." Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Older Adults Symposium. (2003)
"Dual Diagnosis Evaluation and Treatment," Lecture given to Senior Psychiatry Residents at the University of Virginia, Salem-Roanoke program, (2001).
"A Neural Network Approach to Understanding The Link Between Classical Psychoanalytic Theory and Modern Psychopharmacology", Grand Rounds at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY, (2000).
"Cognition, Cardiac Surgery and the High-Risk Elderly Patient: Towards a New Rating Scale", (Bogdan Sassaran and Robert Homer). 61st Institute on Psychiatric Services, APA, (1999).
"The role of the monoamine neurotransmitters in brain development and mental illness: A neural network model", (Robert Homer and Bogdan Sasaran). Third International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, (1999).
"A Neural Network Model of Personality", (R. Homer). Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 1999. Also presented at IJCNN 99.
"A Neural Network Approach to Understanding Chaos in Personality and Cognitive Development", (Robert Homer and Bogdan Sasaran). 9th Annual International Conference of The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. Abstract in SCTPLS Newsletter Vol. 6, No. 4 (1999).
"Information in the brain's neural networks: From psychical energy to infons, and beyond", (Robert Homer and Bogdan Sasaran). 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, (1999).