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
About Dr. Blaik
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 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.
Problem Areas of Concern
- Acting Out Problems (Oppositional/Defiant)
- Insomnia/Sleep Disorders
- ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Learning Disorders
- Dual Diagnosis
- Loss & Bereavement
- Anxiety (Generalized)
- Marital Problems
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cognitive Loss
- PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
- Sexual Problems
- Developmental Delays
- Social Phobia
- Eating Disorders (Anorexia/Bulemia)