Primary care internist with successful solo practice, with background in geriatrics, drug addiction, and psychiatric treatment. More than 25 years as a sole proprietor with business, marketing, and insurance practices experience. Director of somatic medicine for more than a decade at the Gundry Psychiatric Hospital and Baltimore Behavioral Health drug addiction and psychiatric program, with extensive experience working with these challenging patients and their medical and psychiatric needs.
|Patricia M. Disharoon, MD
|1981 - present
|Solo Practice Internal Medicine
Providing primary care to 2,000+ patients, with emphasis on preventative and long-term care. Running the business as well as medical aspects of the practice, supervising personnel, working with government agencies and insurance companies, developing HIPAA policies and longitudinal tracking system for laboratory results, referrals, and medications.
|Union Memorial Hospital
|1981 - present
|Active Attending Staff
Admission of patients, care during the hospital stay of acute problems, continuing care after discharge. Infection Control and Pharmacy committee work. Admitting to the resident teaching service, with ongoing resident education.
|Crossroads Addictions Center
|2004 - present
|Detox Program Director
Providing buprenorphine detoxification of opiate-addicted patients and benzodiazepine detox of alcohol-addicted patients, setting up protocols, beginning each patient’s detox program, and supervising staff.
|Baltimore Behavioral Health (BBH)
|1997 - 2008
|Director of Somatic Services
Provided admission physicals, continuing monitoring of medical problems, buprenorphine license to patients with dual psychiatric and drug/alcohol diagnoses. Set up protocols for medical follow-up, referrals, detox medications, and infection control. Gave in-service lectures to nursing staff on a variety of medical topics.
|Medical Mission to Guatemala
|Attended Tropical Medicine 101 CME
course in Guatemala, followed by 2-week volunteer experience at the
Hospitalito in Santiago Atitlan. Fluent in Spanish and conducted exams
and treatment of diseases seen in developing countries.
|Brehm’s Lane Medical Center
|1982 - 1994
Provided primary care to geriatric patients, ambulatory and very frail, on a special government grant. House call, nursing home, and hospital care in addition to clinic care. Extensive familiarity with medical needs of the elderly and special pharmaceutical concerns in medicating the elderly.
|The Gundry Hospital
|1981 - 1991
|Director of Somatic Medicine
Provided admission physicals, ongoing care of medical problems, and emergency care to long-term psychiatric patients in a private women’s psychiatric hospital. Set up all protocols -- including Infection Control, Preventative Care, and medication control.
|Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
|1986 - present
|Service Unit Manager
|1996 - present
|Director, Girl Scout Chorus
|2002 - present
Extensive experience managing 65 troops and their leadership, planning activities for hundreds, event planning and staffing. Managerial experience with extensive administrative duties despite volunteer status. Working with both children and adults in troops and large events. Teaching in small and large groups. Moderating at conferences and adult training sessions. Developed curriculum for Orientation of new leaders and still using. Developed new badge and patch programs and served as advisor for Gold Award projects.
|Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church
|Church School Director
|1993 - present
Writing entire four-year, multi-level Church School curriculum with extensive research into entirely new fields of interest, illustration, formatting for CD, and distributing to other parishes throughout the US. Running multi-parish events for the Baltimore area churches. Parish Council Vice President for 4 years and member for 15 years.
|Born: April 26, 1953, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
|Married: Russell James Disharoon, III
|Children: Elizabeth, Kristina, and Cecelia Disharoon
|Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
|1971 - 1974 – BA
|Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
|1974 - 1978 – MD
|Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
|1978 - 1981 – Internal Medicine Resident
LICENSING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION
|Licensed by the state of Maryland
|1978 - present
|Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
|Buprenorphine certified for 100 patients
MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
|American Medical Association
|Baltimore City Medical Society
|Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
|American College of Physicians
|Ameslan Sign Language
Revised October, 2008