Dr. Proctor will be working closely with psychologists and primary care providers in Red Wing to help diagnose, treat and prevent mental and emotional problems. He has a special interest in the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders.
“I chose Psychiatry for a lot of different reasons. My family was strongly involved in the care of mentally ill individuals in Iowa. My father and three other people in my family ran county homes in the state in the 50’s through the 80’s, so I was exposed at an early age to the needs and struggles of that patient population,” says Dr. Proctor. “When I graduated from medical school, the research into brain function and interaction with social environments was in its infancy, and it was a very exciting time. It has continued to be so through the past 30 years.”
Dr. Proctor obtained his medical doctor degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa and has an undergraduate degree from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa. He also completed residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Lackland, Texas. He most recently practiced at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis. for 10 years. He chose to relocate his practice to Red Wing for professional and personal reasons.
“The medical center in Red Wing is just beginning to create an integrated behavioral health team where behavioral health specialists and primary care providers work closely to manage mental disorders which often impact physical health and can lead to chronic conditions,” says Dr. Proctor. “I have some experience in integrated behavioral health and hope to be able to contribute to this work. Personally, Red Wing is close to where our grandchildren live. We wanted to be a bigger part of their lives.”
Dr. Proctor says outside of work, he’s an avid sailor and enjoys Lake Pepin in Lake City. He says he also enjoys writing science fiction, reading, home improvements and activities with grandchildren.
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