Nicholas Telew, MD
Psychiatrist and owner of Oregon Psychiatric Partners, originally from New Jersey, began his medical training at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies from 1982 to 1983 and later completed medical school at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in 1986. From June of 1986 to June of 1987, Dr. Telew received further training and experience through a psychiatric internship at the University of California-Davis. The next year, he served as an emergency room physician at L.B.J. Tropical Medical Center. Dr. Telew went on to complete his psychiatric residency at University of Michigan Hospitals from 1988 to 1991. It was in 1991 that he decided to move to Eugene and start his private practice. In addition to seeing patients in our outpatient psychiatric clinic, Dr. Telew serves as the medical director for Willamette Family Treatment Services. His training has taken him to many states across the U.S. and many countries around the world. In addition to outpatient medication management services Dr. Telew also provides electroconvulsive therapy in the hospital setting.
Eric Leong, DO
Psychiatrist for both adults and children at Oregon Psychiatric Partners, is originally from California. He is a veteran of both the Army and the Navy, and served for over 22 years in the United States military. In the Navy he originally enlisted out of High School and was a nuclear Electronics Technician. He later was accepted to the US Naval Academy and graduated in the top 10% of his class in 1987. He then served as a surface warfare officer specializing in communications and electronic warfare. He then went on to enter medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, IL graduating in 1999. He then did his Psychiatry residency in the US Army at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI and then his Child Adolescent Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. After his extensive training he went on to be the Behavioral Health Department Chief in Lawton, OK and then Stuttgart, Germany. During this time, he led and taught other providers how to treat the mental health casualties from the Global War on Terror for active duty military, retirees, government service employees and their families. During his service, he was able to spearhead the difficult and challenging task of treating PTSD, severe anxiety and panic disorders, substance dependence and all other mental health disorders. After retiring in 2012 from the Army, he went on to be the Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry services in Corvallis, OR teaching psychiatry residents and medical students the skills they would need to be successful physicians. He is now a proud member of OPP and specializes in treating PTSD, severe anxiety and panic disorders.
Shereen Underwood, DO
Dr. Underwood is a native of Central Point, OR. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Psychology and completed her medical training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also finished her residency in psychiatry at Michigan State University and is board certified. She worked as an emergency and addiction psychiatrist in Lansing, MI. She also worked in private practice at the Lansing Institute of Behavioral Medicine for 9 years and served as the ACT team psychiatrist for Livingston County for 7 years. She has been a speaker at medical conferences on topics such as sleep disorders, borderline personality, and the DSM 5. As a result, she has a wide range of experience in treating mild to severe psychological disorders.
Dan Bentley, MMSc, PA-C
Dan grew up in Northern California and Southern Oregon, and is a graduate of both the University of Oregon and the Yale School of Medicine PA program. He began his medical journey as an AmeriCorps volunteer at the VIM clinic in Eugene, in 2006. The following year, he worked at Jasper Mountain/SAFE Center (residential and crisis treatment for psychiatrically complicated youth), and stayed there until 2009 when he went to New Haven, CT for medical education. After graduating from Yale he returned to Oregon, and was the first PA to join the psychiatry service at Asante’s Rogue Regional Medical Center, in Medford OR. For the first two years he focused on acute adult psychiatric inpatient care, often seeing patients after suicide attempts, or floridly psychotic during exacerbation of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, or during severe manic or depressive episodes. Dan’s service expanded to outpatient treatment, emergency department evaluations, and Consult – Liaison work with other units, especially the Intensive and Intermediate Care Units. In 2016, Dan became a preceptor for Physician Assistant students from OHSU’s PA program, and felt very fortunate to provide his students in 4 weeks with so much exposure to different patients and conditions across the spectrum of Psychiatry. He leaves Medford on a high note, and is excited for this new chapter at OPP in his very favorite city, Eugene.
Howie Friedman, PA-C, LPCI, Certified in Ayurvedic Medicine, JD
Howie, who is originally from Teaneck, New Jersey, was most recently the main psychiatric provider at the Golden Valley Health Center in Merced, CA. He formerly practiced as a prescriber for Georgia Pain Physicians in and around Atlanta. He was particularly interested in the psychology of chronic pain, so went onto get his master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on psychological issues related to chronic pain. Previously Howie studied traditional East Indian medicine (Ayurveda) at the Ayurvedic Institute (AI) in Albuquerque, NM for three years, then taught at the AI and practiced for four years in America and Nepal. He has studied, taught and practiced meditation and mindfulness from a combined Yogic, Buddhist, and western platform both in America and during extended stints in Asia. Howie employs the totality of his educational and professional background when seeing psychiatric patients by incorporating therapeutic strategies and thinking, both eastern and western when appropriate. Howie also has a law degree from the University of San Francisco. He is a welcome new member of OPP.
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