MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – InSight + Regroup recently appointed Drs. Jamie Evans and Marissa Stridiron to serve as associate medical directors for On-Demand Services.
Both Drs. Evans and Stridiron have worked as on demand telepsychiatrists with InSight + Regroup for several years, collaborating with hospital emergency departments, psychiatric crisis centers, inpatient units and correctional facilities to provide as-needed psychiatric assessments, care and consultation. Their experience, professionalism, work ethic, commitment to patient care and strong communication and interpersonal skills made them ideal candidates for this position.
In their new roles as associate medical directors, Drs. Evans and Stridiron will draw from their collective experience in behavioral health and expertise in on-demand telepsychiatry to train onboarding clinicians and share best practices in this model of care delivery. On-demand telepsychiatry services are generally one-time encounters focused on determining the appropriate disposition and plan for an individual in psychiatric crisis. At InSight + Regroup, on-demand telepsychiatry clinicians are credentialed at partner hospitals or healthcare organizations in states where they are licensed to offer around-the-clock coverage or as-needed coverage during difficult-to-staff hours. These on-demand telepsychiatry clinicians are available to evaluate individuals upon request and provide guidance in treatment decisions.
In addition, Drs. Evans and Stridiron will advise telepsychiatry clinicians on the regulatory and operational considerations and commitment laws and policies in their respective states and at their assigned partner sites. They will also ensure existing clinicians are offering high quality clinical care to the patients and partner organizations we serve.
They join Dr. Mark Alter who has served as SVP and Medical Director of On-Demand Services at InSight + Regroup for many years. Together, the newly expanded clinical leadership team for on-demand services is responsible for the clinical oversight and quality review for InSight + Regroup's rapidly growing team of on-demand telepsychiatry clinicians.
“There is a tremendous need for our services across the country,” explains Dr. Alter. “I look forward to working with Drs. Evans and Stridiron as we continue to grow our team, transform access to care and help more individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Both Dr. Evans and Dr. Stridiron are highly respected, experienced and knowledgeable psychiatrists who genuinely care about the welfare of their patients and are committed to improving access to urgent, quality psychiatric care. Their proven leadership, demonstrated skills and understanding of the regulatory landscape specific to each state and the logistical complexities associated with hospitals and health systems, will be instrumental as we continue to advance our on-demand services and work together to deliver promising new options for underserved patients.”
Marissa Stridiron, MD is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. After graduating with her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she went to Montefiore Medical Center where she was chief resident in her psychiatry residency program. Before joining InSight + Regroup, Dr. Stridiron worked in the inpatient setting and private practice. She has presented on various residency training topics, including fostering empathy in residents. She has also done research with Johns Hopkins Hospital on dietary counseling of obese children.
InSight + Regroup is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the US with a mission to transform access to quality behavioral health care. InSight + Regroup serves hundreds of organizations and individuals in various settings across the continuum of care with its on-demand, scheduled services and Inpathy divisions. Given its size, diversity of services and extensive experience and expertise, InSight + Regroup is uniquely positioned to enable scalable telepsychiatry programs across the care continuum. As an industry thought leader, InSight + Regroup has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.InSightTelepsychiatry.com and www.RegroupTelehealth.com.
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