Behavioral health in primary care: Non-pharmacological services

In this webinar, Overcoming Pre-Recorded Obstacles, clinician experts will explain how they identified behavioral health needs within their patient populations, and determined if and how they could meet this need in a primary care practice setting.

Experts will share tools, resources and case studies such as examples of how they can provide mild/moderate non-pharmacological behavioral health care within an appropriate and effective primary care setting for the patient.


Thursday, January 27, 2022 at noon Cairo time

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Shruti Simha, MD, MPH, FAAP

Tim and Caroline Rice Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Center, Cone Health, Greensboro, North Carolina
Assistant Faculty Member, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Simha is a community pediatrician who practices at the Rice Center, a hospital pediatric clinic and training site for medical students and pediatricians residing at the University of North Carolina. She enjoys working in this clinic which receives a variety of patients and mainly serves the underserved population. Her passion is the health of immigrant and refugee children, and she helps coordinate the refugee clinic at the Rice Center. She is involved in many advocacy projects in the community and is a member of the Council on Child and Family Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I recently published an article “Preventive care for children and adolescents For a folder on immigrant health at Primary care: clinic in office practice.

Dr. Samha works in close collaboration with behavioral health clinicians, where the Rice Center has an integrated behavioral health model. She believes that this model has facilitated better care for her patients and helped provide comprehensive services.

Jeffrey R. Jaeger, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Raymond & Ruth Perlman College of Medicine at Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania

Dr. Geiger is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a Senior Fellow at the Leonard David Institute for Health Economics. As a primary care physician at Penn Internal Medicine City, he sees patients, supervises students and residents, and administers the Clinic’s Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) program. He served as Principal Physician of his practice from 2016 to 2020, and is Principal Physician for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Regional Health Collaboration Program.

Dr. Jaeger has been involved in advocating on topics including domestic violence, the financing of medical education for graduates, and competency-based education for residents. His current political advocacy focuses on opioid use and MOUD access. He is a founding member of the Pennsylvania Center for Addiction Medicine and Policy. He is board certified in internal medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians since 1995 and the Society of General Internal Medicine since 1997.

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