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Nov. 1, 2016

Dr. Gabriel LugoArea Mental, Behavioral Health Provider Adds Psychiatrist

SARASOTA, FL…..Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS), the largest and most comprehensive multi-disciplinary private behavioral health care group in Florida, announced the addition of board certified psychiatrist Gabriel Lugo, M.D. to its staff of mental and behavioral health physicians and clinicians. Dr. Lugo joins the Sarasota, Venice and St. Petersburg offices of CMPS.

Dr. Lugo is a bilingual psychiatrist, fluent in Spanish and English, double board-certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry. He has experience in a wide variety of settings and populations including the private and community mental health sectors, in inpatient, day treatment, Community Action Treatment (CAT) and outpatient settings. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida as well as Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United HealthCare and Medicare, among others.

The Sarasota/CMPS office is located at 1090 S. Tamiami Trail; Venice/CMPS is located at 871 Venetia Bay Blvd, Suite 310, Venice and the St. Petersburg/CMPS office is located at 100 2nd Avenue North, Suite 320, St. Petersburg. Dr. Lugo can be reached at (941)363-0878 Ext. 2055.


February 27, 2016

dr_kanterDr. Kanter, Keynote Speaker at the APAPO State Leadership Council conference in Washington, DC.

Left, Geoffrey Kanter, Ph.D., ABN, ABPdN, President, Comprehensive MedPsych Systems and Dr. Antonio Puente, President-Elect of the American Psychological Association, at the APAPO State Leadership Council conference in Washington, DC.
Dr. Kanter was a Keynote Speaker.


May 10th, 2016

Dr. Geoffrey Kanter on WSRQ Talk Radio – Health Check
Dr. Kanter talks about talk therapy, treating depression, testing for ADHD and cognitive changes and more. Click here to listen.


January 31, 2016

Comprehensive MedPsych Systems Announces St. Petersburg Office Expansion, Adds Psychiatrist

SARASOTA, FL…..

Sarasota-based Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS), the largest and most comprehensive multi-disciplinary private behavioral health care group in Florida, announced the expansion of its office in St. Petersburg, FL and the addition of psychiatrist Jacqueline Hubbard, MD, ABPN, to the CMPS-St. Petersburg staff.

CMPS – St. Petersburg offers a broad range of psychological services in the Tampa Bay area for children, adolescents, adults and families, provided by two pediatric and adult neuropsychologists and psychotherapists, in addition to Dr. Hubbard. The practice has moved into expanded facilities at 100 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg; phone (727)564-9955.

Dr. Hubbard is dual board-certified in general psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a degree in Biological Science and completed a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.  She completed her internship, residency and fellowship training at University of South Florida where she served as the Chief Resident of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Dr. Hubbard offers outpatient psychiatric evaluations, medication management appointments and psychotherapy.  She sees patients of all ages with a particular interest in children and adolescents.


January 11, 2016

Longtime Area Psychologists Announce Retirements

Fort Myers, FL…Long time Fort Myers Psychologists, Drs. Robert and Deborah Coe Silver, recently announced their retirement from clinical practice. The Silvers founded Silver Psychology Center in 1978, growing the practice over the years to half a dozen behavioral and mental health professionals.

Silver Psychology has been recognized as a leader for its work with children and families and for their expertise in the areas of psychological evaluations and the diagnosis of learning and academic performance problems.

In 2015, Silver Psychology Center merged with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, Inc., (CMPS) the largest private provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental and behavioral health services in Florida, providing patients with state-of-the-art psychiatric care for a broad range of mental health issues.

CMPS/Fort Myers is a group of six professionals including psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists and psychotherapists, specializing in psychodiagnostic testing, child psychology, adult psychology, family psychology and neuropsychology. The services are offered in a private practice model rather than the traditional community health center model.

“Since the acquisition of the Silver Psychology Center by Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, Inc. (“CMPS”) last June, the psychological and psychiatric services have increased dramatically offering new and innovative programs which have never been provided in a multidisciplinary format to the local community,” said Drs. Robert and Deborah Silver.

CMPS has superbly trained psychologists, Dr. Keegan Culver, Dr. Jason Sabo, and Dr. Kris Winchell along with psychotherapist, Amy Matthews, who will be providing continuity of care for virtually all of the clinical and forensic evaluations as well as psychotherapy referrals,” they added. “This is one of the most professional teams assembled by CMPS, which will guarantee and enhance the quality and level of service that has been in effect over the past decades.“

Two psychiatrists, Dr. Marianne Krouk and Dr. Denise Dutchak, who recently joined the practice, will provide psychiatric medication management and counseling. Both physicians also are trained to provide Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an FDA non­ medication, noninvasive magnetic based treatment for depression.

Drs. Robert and Deborah Coe Silver will continue to work on community projects and actively market and promote the continued services of CMPS staff.

CMPS/Fort Myers is located at 4461 Camino Real Way, Fort Myers, FL 33966. Phone: (239)936-1336.


November  09, 2015

Is TMS Cost-Effective?
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is known to be a safe, noninvasive, treatment for
major depressive disorder (MDD), but how does cost compare with that of pharmacotherapy? (Read more)


October 29, 2015

CMPS congratulates Dr. Kris Winchell of the CMPS Silver Psychology office in Fort Myers. Dr. Winchell has been named a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology.
We are very proud of Dr. Winchell and congratulate her on this success.


September 28, 2015

Port Charlotte Office Opening Announced


August 13, 2015

Psychologist Joins St. Augustine Mental Health Provider Comprehensive MedPsych/PSSA

ST AUGUSTINE……..Licensed clinical psychologist Michael Hansen, Ph.D. recently joined Comprehensive MedPsych Systems/PSSA. Dr. Hansen has more than 20 years’ experience as a provider of psychological services to children, adolescents, individual adults, couples and families. His areas of specialization include working with children and adolescents who have developmental and/or learning disabilities and their families; adults who are dealing with trauma and loss issues; and couples who may be experiencing challenges in their marital relationships.

Dr. Hansen sees patients at both the main St. Augustine office of CMPS, 1101 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd. and the Northwest St. Augustine office at 300 Kingsley Lake Drive in the Southlake Office Center. He can be reached at (904)824-7733.


August 12, 2015

CMPS/Silver Psychology Center Welcomes Psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, DO

Fort Myers, FL…..Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, Inc., (CMPS) the largest private provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental and behavioral health services in Florida, welcomes psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, DO, ABPN, FAPA, to the Fort Myers office of CMPS/Silver Psychology Center.

“With the addition of Dr. Krouk’s expertise and sensitive care, our patients now have available to them individualized high quality psychiatric services as well as coordinated psychological care,” said Deborah Coe Silver, Psy.D., ABPP, ACSP. “Dr. Krouk brings to our patients state-of-the-art psychiatric care for a broad range of mental health issues.”

Established in 1978, Silver Psychology Center professionals include neuropsychologists, psychologists and psychotherapists, specializing in psychodiagnostic testing, child psychology, adult psychology, family psychology and neuropsychology. The services are offered in a private practice model rather than the traditional community health center model. Silver Psychology is recognized as a leader for its work with children and families and for their expertise in the areas of psychological evaluations and the diagnosis of learning and academic performance problems. Silver Psychology Center merged with CMPS earlier this year.

CMPS/Silver Psychology Center is located at 4461 Camino Real Way, Fort Myers, FL 33966. Phone: (239)936-1336.

CMPS was established in 1998 by Dr. Geoffrey Kanter, a double board certified adult and pediatric neuropsychologist and Executive Director of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. With the addition of Psychology Services of St. Augustine (PSSA) last December, and Silver Psychology Center in Ft. Myers in June, CMPS now has 18 offices and more than 90 clinicians providing clinical services in Florida, Alabama, and Indiana.


August 3, 2015

SARASOTA — One of the largest mental and behavioral health practices in Florida, Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, has moved into a new headquarters in Sarasota, part of a $2 million expansion project. (Read more).


August 1, 2015

State’s Largest Private Provider of Mental Health Care Services Opens New Sarasota Headquarters

Sarasota, FL – Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS), the largest private provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental and behavioral health services in Florida, has moved to new headquarters in Sarasota.

The new office, on U.S. 41 across the street from Sarasota Museum of Modern Art and Sarasota High School employs a local staff of 33 psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, psychotherapists, neuropsychology residents, and interns. CMPS provides an extensive and highly specialized range of mental and behavioral health services, including medication management, memory and cognitive testing, psychoeducational and gifted evaluations, counseling/psychotherapy, forensic services, neurofeedback, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Depression.

CMPS also provides services to the rehabilitation and medical units at area hospitals, including Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital, HealthSouth, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Venice Regional and Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, as well as to area schools and substance and mental health programs.

CMPS-Sarasota is located at 1090 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; phone (941)363-0878 with hours from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The health care providers accept most insurance policies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United HealthCare, Humana and Medicare, among others. Soon, TriCare will be accepted.

CMPS was established in 1998 by Dr. Geoffrey Kanter, a double board certified adult and pediatric neuropsychologist and Executive Director of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. With the addition of Psychology Services of St. Augustine (PSSA) last December, and Silver Psychology Center in Ft. Myers in June, CMPS now has 18 offices and more than 90 clinicians providing clinical services in Florida, Alabama, and Indiana.


August 1, 2015

Sun City Center Gains New Mental Health Care Provider

SUN CITY CENTER, FL – Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS), the largest private provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental and behavioral health services in Florida, has opened an office in Sun City Center.

The new office provides a range of mental and behavioral health services including neuropsychology, psychiatry/medication management, psychotherapy, health psychology intervention and outpatient rehabilitation. The office is staffed by board certified psychiatrist Kurt Bertschinger, MD, neuropsychologists Terry Ransom-Flint, Ph.D., Jennifer Fleeman, Psy.D., Shivani Saible, Psy.D. and psychiatric nurse practitioner, Judith Mattea, ARNP.

CMPS/Sun City Center is located at 4051 Upper Creek Drive, Suite 112; phone (941) 363-0878 with hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 7 p.m.

CMPS accepts most insurance policies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United HealthCare and Medicare, among others. Soon, TriCare will be accepted.

CMPS was established in 1998 by Dr. Geoffrey Kanter, a double board certified adult and pediatric neuropsychologist and Executive Director of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. With the addition of Psychology Services of St. Augustine (PSSA) last December and Silver Psychology Center in Fort Myers in June, CMPS now has 18 offices with more than 90 clinicians providing clinical services in Florida, Alabama, and Indiana.


Aug. 1, 2015

Major Mental Health Care Provider Opens Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte, FL – Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS), the largest private provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental and behavioral health services in Florida, has opened an office in Port Charlotte.

The new office provides a range of mental and behavioral health services including outpatient neuropsychology, psychiatry/medication management, psychotherapy, health psychology intervention for primary care, pain and other physicians. Services also are provided to the rehabilitation and medical units at area hospitals, including Fawcett Memorial Hospital.

The office is staffed by psychologist Daniel Kretchman, Ph.D. and numerous CMPS neuropsychologists.

CMPS-Port Charlotte is located across the street from Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Bayfront Hospital at 3052 Harbor Boulevard, Unit 2, Port Charlotte; phone (941) 363-0878 with hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 7 p.m.

CMPS accepts most insurance policies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United HealthCare and Medicare, among others. Soon, TriCare will be accepted.

CMPS was established in 1998 by Dr. Geoffrey Kanter, a double board certified adult and pediatric neuropsychologist and Executive Director of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. With the addition of Psychology Services of St. Augustine (PSSA) last December and Silver Psychology Center in Ft. Myers in June, CMPS now has 18 offices with more than 90 clinicians providing clinical services in Florida, Alabama, and Indiana.


June 22, 2015

Silver Psychology Center Merges With Major Mental Health Provider Group

FORT MYERS, FL – The Silver Psychology Center announced that it has merged with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS), the largest private provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental and behavioral health services in Florida.

Established in 1978, Silver Psychology Center professionals include neuropsychologists, psychologists and psychotherapists, specializing in adult and child psychotherapy, family psychotherapy and neuropsychological evaluations for such disorders as ADHD, learning disabilities, memory problems, and dementia. The services are offered in a private practice model rather than the traditional community health center model. Silver Psychology is recognized as a leader for its work with children and families and for their expertise in the areas of psychological evaluations and the diagnosis of learning and academic performance problems.

CMPS/Silver Psychology Center is located at 4461 Camino Real Way, Fort Myers, FL 33966. Phone: (239)936-1336.

 “The CMPS/Silver Psychology Center merger allows for greatly expanded resources and staff to provide a much wider array of specialty services,” notes Deborah Coe Silver, Psy.D., ABPP. “Eventually, we will be including psychiatry, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), biofeedback, neurofeedback and other state-of-the-art care for our patients across the entire range of mental health issues.”

CMPS accepts most insurance policies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (and other states), Aetna, Cigna, United and Medicare, among other. Soon, TriCare will be accepted.

CMPS was established in 1998 by Dr. Geoffrey Kanter, a double board certified adult and pediatric neuropsychologist and Executive Director of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. With the addition of Psychology Services of St. Augustine (PSSA) last December, CMPS now has 18 offices and 90+ clinicians providing clinical services in Florida, Alabama, and Indiana.


May 26, 2015

2015 Lower West Coast Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association Elects Officers

  • Dr. Stefanie Mihalopoulos, CMPS, has been elected President
  • Dr. Donald McMurray, CMPS, has been elected Treasurer
  • Dr. Hollie Dean-Hill, CMPS, has been elected as Social Chairwoman

The Florida Psychological Association is the largest professional organization for psychologists in Florida with more than 1,400 members. The Lower Wes Coast Chapter serves Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Hendry, Glades, and Hardee counties.


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