Southwest Regional Medical Center Physician Now Triple Board CertifiedFebruary 20, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2014
Contact: Joy Eggleston
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., (ABPN) recently announced that Richard Ajayi, MD has successfully passed the board certification examination for sleep medicine. This certification demonstrates Dr. Ajayi’s competence and training in each of the six core competencies of 1) patient care 2) medical knowledge 3) interpersonal and communication skills 4) professionalism 5) systems-based practice, and 6) practice-based learning. The certification also demonstrates Dr. Ajayi’s commitment to improving the quality of specialized sleep medicine practices. This certification renders Dr. Ajayi triple-board certified. He also holds certifications in addictive medicine and psychiatry.
“Many do not realize that sleep disorders contribute greatly to mental health issues,” said Dr. Ajayi. “By effectively evaluating, diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, we can effectively improve the mental well being and quality of life for many patients, often without the use of medication.”
ABPN is a nonprofit corporation that was founded in 1934. Since 1935, when its first examination was delivered, the ABPN has been serving the public interest and promoting excellence in the practices of psychiatry and neurology through its certification and maintenance of certification processes. These processes are designed to identify qualified specialists through rigorous credential and training requirements and successful completion of its board examinations for psychiatry, neurology, or neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and several subspecialties. The ABPN is a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
Dr. Ajayi is a full-time psychiatrist at Southwest Regional Medical Center. He treats patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis for a variety of mental health disorders ranging from depression to schizophrenia. He also specializes in treating substance abuse patients. Individuals can make an appointment to see him at the Southwest Regional Medical Center for Recovery and Wellness located at 220 Greene Plaza in Waynesburg. The number to call is 724-627-2756.