When you start researching psychiatrists to find the right provider for you and your family, you may notice that many of them are members of various professional organizations including Texas psychiatry associations. Participation in these organizations is completely voluntary – but it is still important. While state licensing and board certification are the foundation of a good practice, it’s the ongoing education that occurs during networking that really helps a doctor to give their best to patients.
Doctors who are members of an organization such as the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians aren’t just hobnobbing with peers or playing golf at weekend retreats. The focus of this and similar organizations is actually all about you, your family and your community. For example, here’s a list of the objectives of the TSPP:
- To promote the best interests of patients and those actively or potentially making use of mental health services
- To advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities
- To foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of mental health and illness
- To make psychiatric knowledge available to other practitioners of medicine, to scientists in other fields of knowledge, and to the public
Members believe patients are important enough that they are willing to spend their spare time making sure their profession is the best it can be! To learn more about all the ways Dr. Tucker makes sure he keeps his skills up to date, go here.