2669 North Scenic Drive • Alamogordo, NM • 88310 | 575-439-6100

Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine 2018-01-15T16:45:44+00:00

Our Mission

To provide Quality Care that stresses the importance of Dignity, Respect, Confidentiality, and helping the individual achieve an optimal level of functioning.

To offer the individual an opportunity to improve their quality of life by reducing their distress and maximizing their ability to function independently.

Why We Developed This Program

The Adult Inpatient and Outpatient program that provides individualized treatment for adults who suffer from emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders.

The inpatient unit offers acute inpatient treatment for individuals with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. The outpatient program provides an intensive outpatient treatment Monday through Friday in the least restrictive environment and patients are able to return to their homes each evening. Medication Management Services are also offered.

Who Should Come

Anyone 18 years or older whose quality of life has been diminished by physical or emotional stressors.
The person who has not progressed or benefited sufficiently in less intensive treatment settings.
The person whose mental health is declining.

What to Look For

  • Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Confused Thoughts
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia, Hallucinations, Delusions
  • Lack of Energy
  • Difficulty with Sleep
  • Anger
  • Agitation, Combative Behavior
  • Crying
  • Change in Eating, Sleep  Patterns
  • Disorientation, Failing Memory
  • Social Isolation
  • Unresolved Grief Issues
  • Avoidance

Who We Are

Treatment modalities are designed to meet the unique needs of adults by educating patients, families, and caregivers regarding mental health issues affecting daily living.

Treatment is supervised by a Psychiatrist and provided by a team that includes Masters level clinicians and mental health providers.

Caregivers, families and primary care physicians are encouraged to participate in the process by assisting with the identifications of problems and solutions.

Treatment Goals

  • To restore optimum mental and physical health.
  • To alleviate symptoms that interfere with the individual’s ability to function.
  • To support the integrity of the family.
  • To maximize independence.

What We Do

  • Group – Family – Individual Therapy
  • Coping – Positive Living Skills
  • Grief and Loss Resolution
  • Education as indicated:
    • Medication Management
    • Health and Wellness Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Assertiveness Training

How Do I Get Into The Program

Any concerned individual may refer themselves or someone else to the program. An initial clinical assessment is provided at no cost to determine the need for physician evaluation.

During regular business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) please contact (575) 446-5300 if you have any questions. After hours, please contact the Inpatient Unit at (575) 446-5310. If you or a family member feel overwhelmed, unable to cope, extremely anxious, or have thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or someone else, please come to the Emergency Department.

MEET OUR PROVIDER

Frank Pieri, MD, is a behavioral medicine psychiatrist. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.