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Robert J. Lagrou D.O. has dedicated his career to improving the care for patients suffering from psychiatric conditions and addiction. He has served in a variety of executive leadership positions throughout his career. Dr. Lagrou is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction medicine. He completed Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation from Duke University. He has received numerous awards for quality improvements and has been named as HOUR Magazine's Top Doctors in Metro Detroit. Dr. Lagrou currently serves as the State Surgeon for Michigan Army National Guard. Dr. Lagrou believes in a holistic approach to patient care that combines traditional therapeutics with an integrative approach towards total mind and body health.
Alyse's educational background started with a Bachelor’s in Psychology (Oakland university) Bachelor’s in Nursing (Oakland University - graduated with honors) Master’s in nursing - family nurse practitioner (South university - graduate with high honors), Master’s in nursing (U of M - Flint - graduated with honors) - Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (awaiting certification) .
Alyse has been working in the healthcare setting for 10 years. She worked as an inpatient/acute care most of my career, starting as a nurse assistant then RN and worked hard towards her graduate degree of FNP in 2017. Since 2017, Alyse has worked in an outpatient psychiatric outpatient clinic.
Alyse states: "I have always had a passion to aide the sick and after becoming a nurse practitioner and practicing in a more autonomous capacity, I was very drawn to mental health and have been working in the field ever since. I additionally went back to school to get my second certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in order to expand my knowledge and provide the most effective care that I can. I am dedicated to providing cohesive, individualized care for each of my patients. I strongly believe that working hand in hand with my patients and also any other providers on their care teams is essential in effective treatment. As a nurse practitioner, I help my patients with creating a plan that can include supplements, medication, therapy, lifestyle changes etc. and follow closely with them to make any adjustments that are needed. Using the integrative mental health model with our treatment partner, H3, I am able to treating the mind, body and spirit as a whole for each patient. My goal is to provide comprehensive care and create a healing environment for my patients."
Beth Hicks educational background consists of: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Post Graduate Certificate, South University-Novi, MI | Masters of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner. Undergraduate was from Oakland University- BSN ,Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing, Diploma Nursing Program
Her personal experience consists of: Urogynecology, Reproductive Medicine, Labor and Delivery, Post Partum, Respiratory ICU, Radiation/Oncology, Med Surg, Case Management
Beth client/niche consists of Geriatrics, Teenagers and Family Counseling.
Beth states: "Working as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health/Urogynecology for the past seven years has opened my eyes to our aging, geriatric patient population. The majority of my patient population is 75 years or older. My oldest patient is 106 years. Women continue to live longer than men. Given that, retirement and golden years can often be spent alone, isolated, anxious, depressed, and unhappy- all of which can impact the patient’s health, well being and stamina. There is a definite upward trend of mental illness in our geriatric communities. With the national shortage of mental health care providers, who will care and support this delicate, aging population? Completing the Psychiatric Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate at the University of Michigan-Flint allows me to educate and inform patients and their families about mental health issues and steps they can implement to impact health promotion and disease prevention. I can incorporate my 29 years of nursing experience to intervene, counsel, and assist the most vulnerable geriatric patient population and promote mental health wellness. I plan to advocate for comprehensive, evidence based care within the geriatric mental health community.
This will be a challenging endeavor to see through to fruition due to the stigma this geriatric generation has placed on mental health, medication, counseling, and the idea of being labeled as "crazy" associated with seeking help. I plan to approach the geriatric population as describing mental illness as a chemical imbalance with emphasis on psychopharmocology, counseling, and education. One’s mental health is just as important as a diabetic patient who is committed to lowering their blood sugar levels to prevent further damage to vital organs which will in turn ultimately extend their lifespan. With the idea of an extended lifespan within their grasp, I can promote their golden years as continuing to be filled with the ones they love and participating with the next generation of their family to grow, prosper and carry out all their family traditions."