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Atlantic General Mental/Behavioral Health

  • Category: Specialty Offices
  • Location Type: Physician Office

About This Location

Bryce Blanton

Bryce Blanton, M.D.

Bryce Blanton, MD, joined Atlantic General Health System upon completing his adult psychiatry residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, in New Orleans, LA, where he gained expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health issues including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, psychoses, trauma/PTSD, neuropsychiatric illness, and substance use disorders. With a comprehensive, bio-psycho-social approach and individualized treatment plans, he utilizes psychopharmacology, brief cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, and motivational interviewing to help patients achieve psychological wellness. He earned his medical education with honors at Ross University School of Medicine in Roseau, Dominica, and completed his internship and residency in adult psychiatry at Tulane. Dr. Blanton provides psychiatric care to patients ages 18 and older.

Diane Skolka, PMHNP

Diane Skolka, ANCC board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) joined Atlantic General Health System to provide psychiatric and behavioral health care alongside psychiatrist Bryce Blanton, MD, in November 2020 . Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Diane had 19 years’ experience as a registered nurse. She has a background in critical care/post anesthesia care in addition to her role as a Patient Care Coordinator in Case Management/Population Health. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Wilmington University and her master’s degree in PMHNP studies at Eastern Kentucky University. She will provide the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders including, but not limited to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, and personality disorders, with use of psychopharmacology and therapy. Her philosophy for practice is based on facilitating positive personal change and growth. She incorporates a “whole person” approach to care with respect to the mind-body connection.

Tele-Psychiatry Providers
Axis Healthcare provides tele-psychiatry services to behavioral health patients delivered using live interactive videoconferencing equipment.

Kennedy Krieger Institute partners with Atlantic General Hospital to provide neurodevelopmental specialists to deliver the most advanced diagnostics and treatment to children and adolescents in our region. This partnership is dedicated to improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities.