Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma February 2020 - Page 20

Healthy Living in Edmond Dr. Peter Stanbro, MD, MPH Caring for your mental health BY TOM FINK | PHOTO PROVIDED I n an age of increased anxiety and uncertainties, the medical professionals at Stanbro Healthcare Group, remain dedicated to looking after the emotional and mental health of area children, adolescents and adults. Founded in 2011, Stanbro Healthcare Group was established by Dr. Peter Stanbro when he returned to his home state of Oklahoma to look after ailing relatives and saw the need for providing exceptional mental health care. “We have a paucity (smallness of number) of mental health services in Oklahoma, and we (Oklahoma) are actually ranked low out of the 50 states for our mental health services,” Dr. 20 February 2020 | The Business Times Stanbro said. “Having been trained in Boston — which is ranked number one (in mental health services) — and then coming home to my beloved home state to discover the dearth of mental health services, it was shocking.” Thus, Stanbro Healthcare Services was created as a psychiatric practice for children, adolescents and adults, with a specific interest in diagnosing and treating patients with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, such as Autism, Aspberger’s Syndrome, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), various mood and anxiety disorder, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Reactive Attachment Disorder, and others. “Our services are outpatient, and may involve medication management, with some therapy provided,” he said. “Among the diagnosis with which we work, one is particularly unique and includes an autoimmune disorder which presents like psychiatric diagnosis. It’s an interesting phenomenon called PANDAS, which stands for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders.” Dr. Stanbro practiced at the University of Oklahoma Health Services Center, where he was in practice at OU Physicians, while servicing as clinical assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Before this, he was in private