September 9, 2014
Complete Physical and Mental Health Services Available to
Montgomery County Residents at One Location
Clarksville, Tenn.—Centerstone and Unity Physician Partners have partnered to bring residents in and around Montgomery County behavioral and physical healthcare at one location. The companies have opened Unity Medical Clinic at Centerstone’s offices at 511 8th Street.
Unity Medical Clinic is a complete patient-centered medical home. It has a whole-person focus that provides exceptional coordinated care for both physical and mental health needs. Having comprehensive, coordinated care within one location is important as studies have shown that behavioral and physical health disorders often overlap. Sixty-eight percent of adults with mental health concerns also have physical conditions, and 29 percent of people with physical illnesses have mental health conditions.
“The partnership between Centerstone and Unity is setting a new standard for integrated care that better serves the mental and physical health needs of residents in Montgomery and surrounding counties,” said Robert N. Vero, EdD, CEO of Centerstone. “Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand, but primary care and behavioral health care providers haven’t always connected as they should. Our partnership with Unity is changing that.”
Led by Dr. Oba Hollie, Unity Medical Clinic offers a range of primary care services to people of all ages including:
- Annual well checks and well woman exams;
- School and sport physicals;
- Preventative health services;
- Treatment of acute illnesses, injuries and infections; and
- Diagnosis of complex medical problems.
These services complement the behavioral health services already offered by Centerstone at the clinic, including individual, group and family counseling, crisis services and psychiatric services for the treatment of health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, trauma, phobias, substance use, anger management, grief and other life adjustment challenges.
“I’m looking forward to serving those in and around Montgomery County,” said Hollie. “The opportunity to collaborate closely with behavioral health experts so that we can deliver comprehensive care for each and every patient is an exciting opportunity. Taking a full-person approach to healthcare is important, and I’m glad to be in a practice that is leading the way to deliver just that.”
Prior to joining Unity Medical Clinic, Dr. Hollie practiced as a primary care internal medicine physician at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in Nashville. He completed his residency at Baptist Hospital and received his doctorate in medicine from Meharry Medical College, both of which are in Nashville.
The Unity Medical Clinic is open to the public and accepting new patients. Physical health appointments can be made by calling (931) 245-3580 and mental health appointments can be made by calling (931) 920-7200.
About Unity Physician Partners, Inc.
Unity Physician Partners, Inc. offers primary care-based medical and ancillary healthcare services as the provider of choice for patients, physicians and communities. Through its integrated services and person-centered system of care, Unity Physician Partners employs a holistic approach to improving the quality of patient care and lowering healthcare costs. The formation of Unity brought together extensive managed care and provider based experience with its three key executives being founders and/or executives of Windsor Health Plan, HealthSpring, MedSolutions and Surgical Care Affiliates. Together, the team they form creates a strong foundation for providing care to the underserved patients with behavioral and primary healthcare needs.
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International and a member organization of the National Football League’s NFL Life Line. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357.