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By Kara Winter, Ph.D.

I will never forget the day I walked into an inpatient psychiatric unit. It was a large city hospital in East Harlem and I was a first year social work student at NYU. It was the late 1980s when budding artists could still afford to live in the city. Small art galleries packed the area South of Houston and there was a bar called CBGBs. The city represented beauty and also utter despair. Like a monster, it was scary yet filled with excitement and utter chaos.

Stan was the first patient I met upon entering the locked inpatient unit at Metropolitan Hospital. He was about 6’4” and had hair that seemed to have a life of its own. His eyes bulged, he spoke randomly to himself and others, rolled his tongue, made voluntary hand gestures and claimed to speak to God.

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Two new physicians have joined Warbritton & Associates recently:

A native of New York City, Dr. Richard Leff (Urology) received a B.S. from UCLA and an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
He is board certified in Urology, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been practicing urology in Tarzana for the last 26 years. He is on the teaching staff at USC and he is an expert reviewer for the California Medical Board.

Adam M. Kremen, Ph.D. (Psychology) received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1981 and worked as a software engineer in Boston until he moved to the Bay Area in 1988 to attend graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, Dr. Kremen worked with a prominent researcher in lifespan development, developing assessment tools to evaluate people’s levels of mental health, well-being, psychopathology, distress, and both long-term and situational components of these outcomes. He will be seeing patients for us in Oakland, Fairfield, Petaluma and Hayward offices.

Please join us in welcoming them to our growing family of specialists.

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