Philadelphia Health Services – The Academic Private Psychiatry Practice of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Health Services is a network of Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania and Beck Institute trained Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Psychotherapists, providing outpatient Psychiatric care for Children, Adolescents and Adults in the Philadelphia and surrounding communities.
All of our prescribers have taught or continue to teach at The Johns Hopkins Hospital or The University of Pennsylvania.
We have weekend & evening availability and can generally see patients within 2 weeks.
This site is designed to help prospective patients determine whether we may be the right fit for their individual psychiatric needs & also to provide resources to individuals, to help them find the right providers, when we are not.
We have two offices in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia & and an office on the Main Line, in Malvern, PA.
Chris Pagnani, MD – Medical Director & Founder
Christopher J. Pagnani, M.D. is an Instructor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medicine for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, a supervisor for Psychiatry Interns and Residents at Jefferson Hospital, for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a Private Practice Psychiatrist in Center City, Philadelphia, where he serves as the Medical Director of all Philadelphia Health Services locations.
James Yi, MD PhD – Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
James Yi, MD PhD trained in Adult Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Pennsylvania, lectured both Nationally and Internationally and has over a dozen publications.
John Dougherty III, DO
John Dougherty, III DO trained in Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is Board Certified in Both Adult Psychiatry and Family Medicine. He serves as a collaborator for the Nurse Practitioners of Philadelphia Health Services and maintains his own private practice in West Chester, PA: Johndoughertydo.com
JESSICA M. PLOCHER, CRNP
ELIZABETH A. MILBURN, CRNP
RACHEL REIS, CRNP
RICHARD D’AMATO, CRNP
Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners have several decades of combined experience in the mental health field. Experiences have included serving as the mental health resource specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), working at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in both clinical and supervisor roles, Instructing at the University of Pennsylvania and extensive outpatient treatment of students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS). All of our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners have taught or continue to teach at The University of Pennsylvania.
SONYA MENDELOVICH, BSW, MBA
Our Therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and maintain certifications from The Beck Institute, within the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychiatry.