Meet Gary Horwitz, MD at Westfall Associates in Rochester, NY
Gary Horwitz, MD’s primary interests are addiction and associated psychiatric conditions. He is available at Westfall Associates to treat his patients. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 919 Westfall Road Building B, Suite 60 Rochester, NY 14618.
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The change from full-time to part-time faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center more than twenty years ago has allowed him to devote his time to taking care of people. Several years ago, he expanded his role at Westfall when he became the medical director of the program. He continues as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the university, and he has a private practice that includes forensic psychiatry.
Gary is a founding member of Westfall Associates.
Addiction and coexisting psychiatric disorders hold his interest as a fascinating interplay between behavior and biologic factors. Any attempt to oversimplify these problems as either nature or nurture falls short of the everyday realities that people must deal with. Addiction is a highly complex behavior with very personal psychological issues, family and social dimensions, as well as brain physiology playing important roles. His challenge is to address all of these concurrently, in an integrated fashion, adjusting treatment to fit the particular circumstances of the person in front of him.
As their understanding of these interactions between biologic and psychosocial factors advances through research, he brings the information to the weekly staff meeting with all their counselors. They strive to remain at the cutting edge of clinically proven treatment strategies, integrating them through ongoing staff development programs. He continually learns from their counselors about the practical implementation of the foundational principles of addiction recovery.
You can simply book an appointment online with Gary Horwitz, MD through our website.