Behavioral Health Services at RCMS
The RCMS Behavioral Health program offers a broad range of services in both Gualala and Point Arena clinics. Services include:
Behavioral Health Providers
James Dotson, MD, Psychiatrist
Behavioral Health Director - Jeff Nerney, PsyD
RCMS Medical Director – Mark Kal, MD
To make an appointment call 707-884-4005, or talk to your medical provider at RCMS.
Over the past 16 years, a dramatic increase in the number of opioid pain medications prescribed nationwide has led to an epidemic of misuse, abuse, dependency, overdoses, tragic accidental deaths, and suicides. Our local community has been affected by this issue, as has every other community in the nation. In response to this crisis, RCMS is developing a new program focusing on alternatives to opioid pain medications. The goal of the new program is to restore our community to optimal health by reducing the amount of opioid pain medications prescribed and offering individual treatment alternatives.
Both federal and state governments have established new regulations for reducing the amount of opioid pain medications that can be prescribed by your provider. RCMS' intention is to deliver the best care it can to our community, by implementing this new program. Look here for further updates.
Pain Management Program at RCMS
Along with Behavioral Health Services, RCMS providers are committed to restoring patients to optimal health by tapering or eliminating the amount of opioid pain medications prescribed, and offering individual treatment alternatives. Services may include medication reviews, consultations, education, mindfulness, biofeedback trainings, and referrals to other pain management resources.
Pain Management Team
Tom Bertolli, MD
Lois Falk, FNP
Jacquie Lappé, RN
Trish Miller, RN
Jeff Nerney, PsyD