DOLORES DIGAETANO, MD
Dr. Dolores DiGaetano, MD has been president of Chamberlin Clinic since 1988. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition to her clinical practice, she has been involved with research at Chamberlin Clinic since 1985 and at CNS Healthcare, Inc. since 2005. Her clinical practice encompasses psychiatric evaluation, patient and family education, treatment planning, medication management and oversight of the other clinical staff members. She uses research criteria in making diagnoses and is conservative in medication prescribing. Dr. DiGaetano is a firm believer in diet, exercise and good sleep hygiene as a basis for good health. She also encourages her patients to responsibly follow up with their primary care physicians. Knowing that medication does not solve all problems, Dr. DiGaetano often refers patients for psychotherapy within the clinic or within the local community.
In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. DiGaetano is the immediate past president and the current treasurer of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association. She has served as president of the West Tennessee Psychiatric Association for two terms. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Assocation, the Tennessee Medical Association, and the Memphis Medical Society. She has received the AMA Physician Recognition Award for continuing medical education for the past fifteen years. She has served on the speakers bureau for several pharmaceutical companies: Lilly, Pfizer, Wyeth, GlaxoSmithKline, and Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Dr. DiGaetano is also a clinical instructor for the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry where she was awarded clinical instructor of the year for 2009. She was voted by her peers in the Best Doctor survey in Memphis as "the best psychiatrist" in 2011 and 2012.
Dr. DiGaetano feels it is a privilege to serve psychiatric patients: "It is very gratifying to see people blossom in to who they were meant to be".
Karen Diana, APN, BC
I treat adults for a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Ultimately, I strive to meet my patients where they are and help them work on a plan to improve their overall mood, sense of well-being, and balance in life. Having worked in the community and hospital settings as a nurse for over 30 years, I feel I have an open mind and open heart when connecting with people on an individual basis. Since graduating from the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program in 2003, my psychiatric practice experience has included both group therapy and individual therapy, as well as medication management in both the hospital and out-patient settings. In addition to my clinical experience and licensure as a nurse, I am board certified by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have additional post-graduate training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy and IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapy.
Agata Kaminska, APN, BC
Agata is a graduate of the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University. She is board certified by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has more than 11 years of experience working as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and has worked in a wide variety of settings with a diverse population of patients. In addition to outpatient work like at the Chamberlin Clinic, she has also worked at both community mental health centers and in inpatient psychiatry hospital settings. Her current caseload includes individuals from 16 years up through geriatric, with a wide variety of symptoms, problems and diagnoses.
Agata's style of service delivery is open and straightforward. She takes the time to listen to the unique circumstances of each person she sees, and cares deeply about creating a safe and warm place for her clients to share their stories. Education is a big part of the work she does, and she takes additional time to make sure that all her clients know what medications they are taking, why and what to expect while taking the prescription. She works collaboratively, listening to make sure that she is addressing the prioritites of each individual.
Lisa Williams, APN, BC
Lisa Williams graduated from the University of Tennessee, Memphis with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Mental Health. She has been in practice since 1996 with experience in outpatient and inpatient treatment, and psychiatric consultation in the hospital and nursing home. Lisa joined the Chamberlin Clinic in 2011 and currently provides outpatient care for adults, eighteen years old and over. She provides individualized care, focusing on psychiatric evaluation and medication management for various issues including depression, anxiety, mood swings, grief, trauma, attention deficit problems, and psychosis. Lisa offers a comprehensive approach to treatment including medication management, supportive therapy, client and family education, and collaboration with other disciplines for optimal care.
NANETTA WALLS, PhD
As a psychologist, I use my clinical training with humor, compassion and experiential knowledge to treat adults who want to make life changes. Frequently, I work with people in crisis, addressing acute depression, panic or grief. Other clients are at crossroads and need the motivation to change self defeating patterns or relationships. Anger turned inward or unleashed onto those we love is a common therapy focus. I also do therapy with survivors of abuse or trauma to build a healthy lifestyle in the present.
I have been part of Chamberlin Clinic for the past 18 years. We are a small, congenial group of medical practitioners who work to treat the biochemical and psychological components of emotional disorders. Our office is in Cordova, TN. I accept most insurances and am a preferred provider within both the Methodist and Baptist health care systems in Memphis.
I received a B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University in 1974, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Memphis in 1985. In the last several years, I have completed training in EMDR and have added this non-traditional approach in treating trauma.
JAMES CHRISTOPHER BENTLEY, LCSW
Chris Bentley, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been with Chamberlin Clinic since 2002. He works primarily with adults and teenagers providing counseling/psychotherapy with a humanistic approach. He has experience working with people with various issues including: trauma, GLBT, depression, anxiety, alcohol/drugs, grief, Bipolar, and anger issues. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Tennessee. He has more information on his website: firstname.lastname@example.org
DOLORES DIGAETANO, MD