Dr. Akash Kumar
Dr. Kumar has lectured and taught at UM, the forensic center, and across the prison system. He has particular interests in ADHD, anxiety, depression, and personality. When needed, he will go beyond the usual 20 medications and utilize psychotherapy, labs to assess nutritional status, genetic testing, medical workups, neurological exams, and lifestyle modifications to help patients achieve their stated goals. Dr. Kumar does not accept those under the age of 18.
He is in-network (and a preferred provider) with most BCBS and BCN plans. He is out-of-network with Aetna, UHC, HAP/ASR, Cigna, and Magellan.
Angela Braun, PA-C
Angela Braun, PA-C has been working with patients dealing with psychiatric issues, both crisis and chronic, for many years and employs standard research based diagnostic and treatment modalities. Her training with Dr. Akash Kumar has been on a thorough mind-body approach to understand cognitive and emotional difficulties. She does not see those who are under the age of 18.
She is in-network with most BCBS and BCN plans.
Brian Phillips, NP
Brian Phillips, NP employs evidenced-based approach to medication selection, and integrates the latest scientific research into prescribing, including testing for nutritional and vitamin deficiencies, as well acquiring pharmaco-genomic testing. He has worked with patients facing end-of-life issues, severe physical, mental, and sexual trauma and abuse, as well as severe cases of anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood swings, psychosis, and anger management. He does not accept those under the age of 18.
He is in-network with most BCBS, BCN, and Aetna plans. He is out-of-network with Magellan.
Anthonia Umelogu, NP
Anthonia Umelogu, NP is focused on looking beyond symptoms and assessing underlying etiological processes which may contribute to symptoms. While diagnostic categories can be useful, patients never fit perfectly into a box. She will utilize pharmacogenetic testing, assess for nutritional status, consider psychotherapeutic factors, and lifestyle modification when necessary. Her clinical approach is informed by acute care, long term care, and forensic psychiatry. She does not see those under the age of 10.
She is in-network with most BCBS and BCN Plans.
Bruce Burkeen, PA-C
Bruce Burkeen obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wayne State University. He worked 10 years in Psychiatry while he pursued his medical degree. He has been a Physician Associate for more than two decades. He specializes in Depression, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD and PTSD. He does not typically see those who are under the age of 18.
Austin Powell, PA-C
Austin Powell engages in thoughtful, compassionate, and patient-centered care. He believes in a multimodal approach to mental health care including prescribing medications, cognitive behavior therapy, talk therapy, diet/lifestyle modifications, nutritional/metabolic testing, and genetic testing. He strives to meet the mental health goals of any patient regardless of race, religion, or gender identity, and has a special interest in LGBTQ+ issues. He does not see those under the age of 18.
He is in-network with most BCBS and BCN plans, as well as Aetna.