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July 11, 2022

Avance Care Opens the Avance Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Raleigh, N.C., – July 11, 2022 – Avance Care® is excited to announce the grand opening of the Avance Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health™ , located at 7850 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27617. Avance Centers of Excellence is a best-in-class psychiatric and behavioral health specialist practice that treats and addresses a broad spectrum of psychiatric, substance abuse, medical pain management, and mental health needs of our patients with personalized, outpatient care and unrivaled expertise.

We believe compassionate care and distinguished mental health experts can transform lives and communities. Avance Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health seeks to collaborate with, educate, and empower patients in their recovery journeys. We offer a broad array of services, including often inaccessible specialty care, all under one roof, revolutionizing mental health care to comprehensively address psychiatric and behavioral health needs seamlessly.

We are able to schedule new patients within one week and offer services such as:

  • Medication Management
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Treatment Resistant Disorders
  • Ketamine Infusion Therapy
  • Medical Pain Service
  • Behavioral Therapy (ages 12 and up)

“We are pleased to be bringing together this level of clinical expertise and breadth of treatments to help meet the mental health needs of our community when they need it. Today, the national average wait for an initial mental health appointment can be six weeks. We understand the importance of timely access to mental health providers. We are proud to offer our best-in-class treatments to new patients with appointments within one week”, said the Avance Care psych team.

Avance Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is spearheaded by a team of leaders in the psychiatry and behavioral health field, including Dr. Ashwin A. Patkar., Chief of Avance Psychiatry and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, with over 30 years of clinical and scientific experience; and Dr. Steven Prakken, Chief of Avance Medical Pain Service with 35 years of clinical experience to the treatment of complex pain patients.

Avance Care is an innovative healthcare organization that has been offering convenient, cost-effective healthcare services since 2008. Avance Care operates a system of healthcare practices across North Carolina and utilizes a proprietary operating platform comprised of sophisticated information technology systems and highly developed workflow processes and procedures. Our unique operating system has enabled us to generate an industry-leading patient satisfaction rating, quality of care, and efficiency.

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