In kind with our belief in an integrative care approach, the editorial team at Today’s Practice announces the addition of Dr. Corey Ericksen, Founder and CEO of MoodDoctor, as a featured member of our speaking faculty at the upcoming Healthcare Financial Summit in Las Vegas, NV.
Lecture Summary: Consequences of not effectively treating mental health disorders depend upon the affected group. Untreated depression leads to overutilization of clinic visits, increased suicide incidence causing more ER visits, more inpatient psych admissions and completed suicides. Untreated anxiety and ADHD triggers an increase in substance abuse by those seeking to self medicate. All untreated disorders have consequences of poor quality of life and varying degrees of dysfunction. Untreated mentally ill patients with aggressive features cause consequences seen in all areas including substance abuse and an overburdened prison system. Everyone is affected by failure to treat mental health disorders: patients, families, employers, insurers, agencies and institutions etc.
Dr. Ericksen’s background and experience:
Dr. Corey Ericksen is a native Utah raised in Tremonton area. He with his wife Liz have 7 children. After graduating from BYU he finished medical school in Missouri and did his family practice residency through the Air Force and Travis in Cal. After his military payback, he built Westside Medical in 1989 and began his private practice in family medicine.
He wrote a book on Depression in 1985. It sold over 20,000 copies and spurred an interest in depression management. He has been on 5 different national advisory boards and has been a national speaker for 15 years. He continues to be a prominent national speaker on ADHD and Bipolar depression. He loves the practice of medicine and loves interacting with patients, most of whom have become his friends.
He has served on the Utah state licensing board, as medical director of Davis Hospital and was one of 12 family practitioners asked to be on the National Advancement of ADHD Board. He built Country Pines Assisted Living Centers and enjoys working with those beautiful, older but wiser people. His parents lived there until they passed away at age 97 and 90.
In his off hours’ time he enjoys skiing, tennis, golf, sports of all kinds and spending time with his family. He is active in the LDS church and is grateful to be able to serve the community in some fashion. He loves the community and the people within it.