Cory McNamara, M.D. - Community Psychiatry

Cory McNamara, M.D.

Dr. McNamara is a board-eligible general adult psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a strong proponent of the evidence-based use of psychotropic medications with psychotherapy but believes that the ultimate determination of the best, most appropriate treatment regimen is to be determined by the patient’s own personal preferences under the guidance of the treating psychiatrist. This philosophy influences the care of all of his patients. The treatment plan is ultimately designed and created by working collaboratively with the patient at each clinic appointment.

He graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in General Biology with an additional emphasis on Physiological Psychology. After completing his undergraduate degree, he chose to complete year-long post-baccalaureate study in Molecular Biology with the Department of Biology at the same highly prestigious biological research university for more in-depth exposure to the Biological Sciences, especially as it pertains to the field of Immunology. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine completing his senior year clinical medical school clerkship rotations in New York City with a GPA of 4.0. During his first year of post- graduate medical education he was at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with the Department of Internal Medicine. Afterward, he completed his general adult Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences residency program at the East Tennessee State University with him completing his residency training program with an emphasis on the care of adult treatment-resistant depression patients. Currently, Dr. McNamara has a research paper in-press which highlights how the potential roles of inflammation created by a dysregulated immune system may have a vital and substantive role in the propagation of depression for a select patient population.

As a senior resident physician at the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Hospital in northeast Tennessee, Dr. McNamara cared for patients with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder along with various types of anxiety, mood, substance abuse, psychotic disorders and the medication management of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Treatment of these disorders included the use for various types of psychotropic medications with the concomitant employment of psychotherapy to improve the quality of life of both the patient he was caring for and their immediate loved ones. Dr. McNamara’s main focus is on the care of patients eighteen years old and older. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the beach or park to play frisbee with his family or visiting local neighborhood cafes.

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