Medical & Nursing Care

At Monte Nido’s residential programs, our physicians and nurses are an integral part of our treatment team.

Our medical doctor and psychiatrist at each facility assess and monitor every client. Weekly sessions with the psychiatrist ensure proper medication management and that co-morbid issues, such as mood and anxiety disorders are regularly addressed. The clinicians, nurses and doctors work closely together so we are able to offer the most comprehensive, compassionate care at every facility.

The medical director is responsible for monitoring clients’ physical status while at a Monte Nido Program. The medical director reviews pre-admission information and ensures admission to our program is medically appropriate. Most clients choose to use their own physician, in which case our medical director will review and approve medical clearance. In liaison with the attending psychiatrist and the multi-disciplinary treatment team, our medical director assists in the treatment planning for each client and is available for clinical, medical and medication consultations. Additionally, our medical director communicates with attending practitioners and makes any appropriate referrals to outside specialists. In the event that a client requires a higher level of care, the medical director, in conjunction with the clinical director, will arrange for admission and treatment until the client is able to return to Monte Nido.

All Monte Nido programs have a psychiatrist who performs an initial psychiatric evaluation for each client and follows each client throughout her stay. In conjunction with the physician, the attending psychiatrist prescribes medication and supervises the treatment of each client. The psychiatrist works with the entire treatment team to develop and carry out the treatment plan devised for each client. In addition, the psychiatrist is on call for emergencies.

Medical Staff

Monte Nido

Terry Eagan

MD
Chief Medical Officer

Bernie Vacarro

MD
Psychiatrist
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Jennifer Phillion

RN
Nurse Manager
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Alfredo Velez

MD
Attending Physician
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Cynthia Cardoza

LVN
Nurse
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Lyn Goldring

RN, BN, CEDRN
Vice President of Nursing
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Mary Mitchem

RN
Nurse Manager
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Amy Parker

LPN
Nurse
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Gary Schneider

DO
Staff Physician
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