Dr. Robert Blaik is the Only Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in Maine who is Also an Addiction (Alcohol/Drug) Psychiatrist

Robert Blaik, DO, MPH, PhD
Physician / Board Certified Psychiatrist
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Medical Association
("DO with MD Boards")

Former Medical Faculty
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
(Major, U.S. Army Medical Corps)
& Dartmouth Medical School

Maine General Psychiatry is the Outpatient Medical Psychiatry Practice of
Robert Blaik, DO, MPH, PhD (Graduate Degrees in Public Health Medicine). Dr. Blaik is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology of the American Medical Association (AMA) and Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

Dr. Blaik

Dr. Blaik practices Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Addictions, and Addiction (Dual Diagnosis) Psychiatry . Within the latter, he is also a Federally Licensed Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Physician Provider for Opiate Dependence (No Drugs Kept in Office).

While a Generalist in the above three areas, at this time, Dr. Blaik is the Only Child & Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in the State of Maine who is also an Addiction Psychiatrist, i.e. “Dual Diagnosis” (see below) as well as the Only sub-certified Addiction Psychiatrist in Maine who is also a federally licensed Suboxone provider, according to the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the SAMHSA Federal Suboxone Websites. In keeping with this expertise, he is an appointed Physician Member of the Maine Medical Association, Committee for Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) – Working with Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, and Pharmacists who are impaired by Addiction, Psychiatric, or Dual Diagnosis Causes. Further, because of his joint credentials as a sub-certified Addiction Psychiatrist and federally license Suboxone provider, Dr. Blaik is the Only physician in the state of Maine who is qualified to treat opiate dependence associated with underlying mood/anxiety/ADHD disorders (see below).This could have positive effects on your health insurance policy so you end up with less co-pay.

OF MAJOR IMPORTANCE:
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  • Maine is the number one state in the United States in terms of prescription opiate diversion (Oxycotin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, etc)
  • As many as 3/4 of opiate and 1/2 of alcohol Addicted individuals (adults and adolescents) are self-medicating underlying Mood/Anxiety/ADHD Disorders that they don’t even know they have – and which have never been diagnosed. (Similar phenomena exist for cocaine and marijuana dependent individuals.) For Dual Diagnosis/Addiction Psychiatry treatment to be successful both the Substance Abuse, and Mood, Anxiety, ADHD Disorders must be treated together – appropriate medication and Talking Therapy – ideally by one physician (“one-stop shopping”).
  • Conversely, approximately 1/3 of individuals with Primary Psychiatric Disorders Additionally have Alcohol and/or Other Drug Abuse Disorders. As well, both psyciatric and substance abuse disorders must be treated together.
  • These Two-Way Relationships are known as Dual Diagnosis or Coexisting Disorders.
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Dr. Blaik is qualified to Evaluate and Treat these Complex Dual Diagnosis Presentations. Indeed, Dr. Blaik developed the first Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Program (Click Here for Recognition) in the State of Maine, at what is now known as the MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, Maine, while holding a Dartmouth Medical School appointment. He is now using such experience to treat Outpatients.

CERTIFICATION & PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Board and Other Certifications:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: General Psychiatry, 1979, (#18952) Life-time Certification
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Sub-specialty Addiction Psychiatry, re-certification 2008-2018, (#050)- Federally Licensed Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Physician Provider for Opioid Dependence (No Drugs Kept in Office)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Addiction Medicine, 2009 (#004019), Life-time Cerification
  • Diplomate Eligible, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1999

Professional Licensure:

  • FLEX, Maryland, 1973. Physician and Surgeon, Illinois (#036-068341); Maine (#1411) – Both Active and Unrestricted
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Community and Family Medicine (Psychiatry), Dartmouth Medical School, Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency, Augusta, Maine 1992-1997
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago College of Ostopathic Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1984-1992
  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo, New York, 1983-1984
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, 1977-1983
EDUCATION AND TRAINING

College: B.S.(with Honors), Psychology, University of Illinois, 1965

Medical School: D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1972 (Including Teaching Fellowship)

Internship: Rotating, United States Public Health Service Hospital/University Hospital, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 1972-1973

Resident Training: Psychiatry, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1973-1976

(Additionally accepted into Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York.)

Fellowship: Community Psychiatry, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1974-1976

Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1997-1999

M.P.H. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976.

PH.D. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1980.

MILITARY SERVICE

Major, United States Army Medical Corps (Physician), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1976-1980

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Physician Member, Committee for Medical Professionals Health Program, Maine Medical Association, Manchester, Maine, 2007-Present
  • Private Practice of Child & Adolescent, Adult and Addiction Psychiatry, Hallowell and now Portland Maine, 2007-Present
  • Private Practice of Child & Adolescent, Adult and Addiction Psychiatry, Chicago Illinois, 2000-2007
  • Medical Director, Child & Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Services (Each-Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, Individual) and Addiction Psychiatry Consultation Service, Spring Harbor Hospital of Maine Medical Center, South Portland, Maine, 1999-2000
  • Chief and Developer, Chemical Dependency and Dual Diagnosis Service, Kennebec Valley Medical Center (Dartmouth Medical School Affiliated Hospital), Augusta, Maine, 1992-1997
  • Attending Psychiatrist, Combined and Integrated, Inpatient Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency and Dual Diagnosis Service, Kennebec Valley Medical Center (Dartmouth Medical School Affiliated Hospital), Augusta, Maine, 1992-1997
  • Private Practice of General Psychiatry, including Substance Abuse, Chicago, Illinois, 1985-1992
  • Chief and Developer, Medical School Substances Abuse Service, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Olympia Fields Hospital and Medical Center, Olympia Fields, Illinois, 1984-1985
  • Chief and Developer, University Substance Abuse Service, State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo, New York, 1983-1984
  • Private Practice of General Psychiatry, including Substance Abuse, Washington, D.C., 1980-1983
  • Military Physician, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1976-1980
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Maine Society of Psychiatric Physicians (formerly, Maine Psychiatric Association)
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
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Client Settings

  • Child/Family
  • Adolescent/Family
  • Family
  • Adult
  • Couple
  • Marital

Problem Areas of Concern

  • Acting Out Problems (Oppositional/Defiant)
  • Insomnia/Sleep Disorders
  • ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Learning Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Anxiety (Generalized)
  • Marital Problems
  • OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Loss
  • PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Sexual Problems
  • Developmental Delays
  • Social Phobia
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia/Bulemia)
  • Stress