Dr. Rodrigo Falcao has almost 20 years of clinical experience in Psychiatry. He strongly believes that psychiatric treatment goes beyond medication prescription only, and emphasizes the importance of patient-doctor relationship in his approach. Dr. Falcao likes to collaborate with his patients and takes the necessary time to listen to them, provide support and educate about psychiatric illnesses. He thoroughly discusses treatment plan with his patients, including target symptoms, treatment options, diagnosis, analyzes risks and benefits of specific approaches, with the goal to achieve relief/improvement of symptoms and long term remission. He understands that everyone’s needs are different, and tries to tailor his approach to each individual need.
Dr Falcao completed a two year residency program in Psychiatry in Brazil, at the Institute of Psychiatry of University Federal Rio de Janeiro (IPUB) in 2005. Upon the end of his training he practiced Psychiatry for 2 years in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in several different settings and performed diverse clinical roles. He then moved to the US where he had his second Psychiatry Residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School.
Dr. Falcao has worked for 6 years, in Community Mental Health settings providing services to Springfield/ Holyoke community, in Massachusetts. He provided care to an extensive Hispanic population in that area, (most of the individuals were originally from Puerto Rico).
For the past 5 years, Dr Falcao has provided medication management outpatient care in different locations in Atlanta, Georgia area and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for patients with Treatment Resistant Depression.
Dr. Falcao has experience treating adults with a variety of psychiatric conditions, including Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.