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News: Centegra Physician Care psychologist earns additional certification

Dr. Zachary Sikora, a psychologist with Centegra Physician Care, has earned additional certification in integrated behavioral health and primary care from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. Sikora is a licensed clinical psychologist who offers individual therapy, family therapy and psychological testing to children, adolescents and adults.

The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care (IBHPC) is designed for psychologists, nurses, physicians and care managers who deliver or plan to deliver integrated health and who serve populations often presenting with complex needs in physical health, mental health and substance use. The certificate program requires assessment, intervention and consultation skills necessary to effectively implement behavioral health services into primary care settings while considering important changes in public policy and managed care.

In addition to treating general mental health concerns, Sikora specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder) using cognitive-behavioral interventions including exposure therapy.

With 13 locations throughout the area, Centegra Physician Care offers services in behavioral health, cardiology, chiropractic, emergency medicine, endocrinology, family practice, hospitalist, immediate care, internal medicine, neurology, OB/GYN, occupational medicine, pediatrics, physiatry and rheumatology. All the Centegra Physician Care facilities use electronic medical records that provide easier access for other members of the medical team and helps keep patient care plans moving forward. For more information on Centegra Physician Care, call 815-338-6600.

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the health care needs of the residents of McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and the widely anticipated Centegra Hospital–Huntley slated for opening in 2016.

As the region’s leading health care provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).