New Mesa County Psychiatric Resources
Mind Springs Health, the largest provider of mental health and addiction treatment on the western slope continues to expand available community psychiatric resources by announcing the appointment of psychiatrist Thomas Newton and Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Caitlin Branham to its Grand Junction practice.
A Colorado native, Newton comes to Mind Springs Health most recently from Texas where he served as a professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and a psychiatrist at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Newton received his Bachelors of Science from Stanford University, his Medical Degree from Yale University and completed his psychiatry residency at UCLA. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® and has an interest in new treatments for PTSD.
Branham, who as an Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is able to prescribe medications, also comes to Mind Springs Health from Texas where she worked as a Registered Nurse at Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health while completing her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has a special interest in the use of early psychiatric intervention to reduce the instance of adulthood mental illness and addiction.
Both Newton and Branham will report to Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital Chief Medical Officer Jules Rosen MD and can be reached through Mind Springs Health’s Mesa County provider line 970.683.7222.
Mind Springs Health is the western slope’s largest provider of counseling and therapy for mental wellness and also assists individuals and families dealing with and recovering from substance abuse and addiction. Covering a 23,000-square mile area in Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties, Mind Springs Health offers a full continuum of mental health care with 24/7/365 crisis response services, 13 offices for outpatient treatment, and West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City.