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Hello Bubblelife readers!  My name is Andrew Portteus, MD, MPH, and I am a psychiatrist in private practice in the Park Cities area.  Bubblelife creator and editor, Saffie Farris, has asked me to provide Park Cities residents with information about mental health diagnosis and treatment, parenting, family functioning, and child development.   I look forward to sharing articles, tips, and ideas in my new blog, "The doctor is in..."

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, I moved to Dallas to teach at UT Southwestern Medical School and practice psychiatry at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.  About three years ago, I entered into full-time private practice, converting and renovating an old house into my office on Lovers Lane, just west of Inwood Road.  I provide treatment with psychotherapy and medication management for ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, PDD spectrum disorders, and difficulty with life adjustments and transitions.

I attended Washington University in St. Louis for my undergraduate education, Yale University for a Master's Degree in Public Health, the University of Oklahoma for medical school, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for my residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.  When not working, I enjoy spending time with  my wife, chasing after two-year-old identical twin boys, and preparing the nursery for a baby girl arriving in the Spring.

I look forward to future communications on my new Bubblelife blog.

Sincerely,

Andrew Portteus, MD, MPH, PA

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