Neuropsychologist Erica Coady joins Providence Behavioral Medicine Group
Mental health clinician specializes in caring for patients with neurological and psychiatric conditions ANCHORAGE, AK - Erica Coady, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology, has joined the Providence Behavioral Medicine Group. Coady specializes in neuropsychology, which is the study of brain function related to mental processes and behaviors. Coady is skilled in conducting neuropsychological evaluations of patients with traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, strokes, epilepsy, movement disorders and dementia. "Dr. Coady brings experience and enthusiasm to enhance our behavioral health programs," says Tom Hunt, MD, chief executive of the Providence Physician Services Organization. "Integrating neuropsychology with psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, primary care and geriatric medicine is a great example of how Providence is bringing excellent systems of care to Alaskans." Coady was raised in Fairbanks and Nome. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash., and completed her neuropsychology fellowship training at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at University of California Los Angeles and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. During her fellowship, Coady specialized in the neuropsychological evaluations of patients with seizure disorders and served as chief fellow of the UCLA Medical Psychology Assessment Center. "Neuropsychology strives to better understand brain-behavior relationships," says Coady. "I enjoy this field because it examines how structural changes in our brains affect our thinking, our ability to make decisions and our behavior." Providence Health & Services Alaska is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about Providence, visit: www.providence.org/alaska.