Meet Dr. Isaac Wood

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Susan Bender, School Psychology Resident

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Dr. Wood is a board-certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist,  He has almost four decades of experience treating patients of all ages.  For 34 years, he was a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; for two decades helped to prepare the physician licensing examination and participated in visits to medical schools to accredit them with the Department of Education.  He has trained and supervised future physicians, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. He oversaw the development of a new curriculum for the School of Medicine at VCU and worked with architects from I.M. Pei to create a state-of-the-art medical education building. 

 

Dr. Wood retired from VCU in 2016 and started his private practice primarily seeing adults with various psychiatric disorders, including mood and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, and patients with combined psychiatric and medical conditions. He has a particular interest in working with sexual minority patients.  Dr. Wood is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescents.  He has served as the medical director of inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. He has numerous publications in medical journals and textbooks and has presented his work nationally and internationally.

 

His overall focus is on improving the quality of life for each patient, offering interventions that are appropriate to the patient's readiness for change.  He focuses on patient autonomy for their healthcare decisions and the role of the physician and the patient to work as a collaborative team whereby the physician educates the patient about the underlying conditions, provides options for treatment, including the pros and cons, and then assists the patient in making the healthcare decisions that best meet the needs and lifestyle of the individual. 

 

In his spare time, he breeds and shows nationally winning dogs.  He enjoy hanging out with his nine grandchildren (they are very handy to have around when he needs help with his computer!!).

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