January 10, 2012
For immediate release
Contact: Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654
Dr. Maureen Nash, medical director of the Tuality Center for Geriatric Psychiatry in Forest Grove, has been chosen as one of the top doctors in the Portland metropolitan area by Portland Monthly magazine.
The January 2012 issue of the magazine considered nearly 6,300 Portland area doctors for inclusion in its top doctors list. The magazine ended up picking 312 doctors from Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark counties. Nash was one of 14 doctors selected in the specialty field of psychiatry.
Nash, MS, MD, FAPA, is an attending psychiatrist and internist at Tuality Forest Grove Hospital. She spoke in May on treating dementia related behavior disturbance at the 164th annual American Psychiatry Association convention in May in Honolulu. The event attracted doctors from across the United States, Asia and Europe, including New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Germany. She is currently serving on the State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease in Oregon and leads the Medical/Research Task Force group. She is active in a number of local and national efforts to improve the lives of older adults with mental illness and dementia.
Nash’s work at the Tuality Center for Geriatric Psychiatry in Forest Grove gives her a great deal of experience understanding and treating the various forms of behavior disturbance seen in dementia. The Forest Grove facility has an excellent reputation, and is the only acute care geriatric psychiatry hospital unit in Oregon and southwest Washington. That status means the facility receives a number of referrals involving challenging patients from all parts of Oregon and beyond.
Dr. Nash is board certified in both psychiatry and internal medicine and earned her medical degree at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine in Kansas City. She completed her residency at the combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., where she served as chief resident. She also was an instructor in psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. She joined Tuality’s Center for Geriatric Psychiatry in 2005.