APPLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a nationally recognized leader in treatment for obsessive-compulsive
disorder, Rogers Memorial Hospital chose OCD Awareness Week to welcome
referring providers and local business representatives to its new
facility in the Fox Valley. The grand opening is Thursday, October 15,
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4351 W. College Ave., Suite 300.
Care for OCD and related anxiety disorders is one of four specialized
partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) offered for adults at Rogers
Memorial Hospital-Appleton, which opened September 21. Also offered are
programs for treatment of eating disorders, posttraumatic stress
disorder and depression.
“We’re pleased to say we’ve been seeing a good flow of patients since
the day we opened,” says David Drewek, director of operations. “That
just speaks to the need for the type of specialized care that we
provide, which goes hand-in-hand with the quality behavioral healthcare
already available here locally.”
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disorder of the brain and behavior
that causes severe anxiety in those affected. At Rogers–Appleton,
patients will find the same application of cognitive behavioral therapy
and exposure and response prevention treatment that guides all Rogers
OCD and anxiety programming. Rogers is one of the few worldwide offering
a full scope of services, from residential care in Oconomowoc to
specialized partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs. Its
expertise in OCD has been the foundation for a growing network of
services in Wisconsin and, added over the past year, in Tampa, FL,
Nashville, TN, and Skokie, IL.
With the Appleton opening, Rogers chose to build upon its strength in
OCD and anxiety treatment right from the start with the three additional
“We know it’s valuable for our OCD patients to have convenient options
for outpatient care, whether that is a step up from local outpatient
care or a step down from residential care,” says Ted Weltzin, MD, a
regional medical director for Rogers who is recognized for his expertise
in eating disorder treatment. “And we know that’s just as true for our
patients facing other diagnoses.”
Since announcing the Appleton opening last spring, Nicky Weisensel, MD,
psychiatrist, has joined Drewek and Dr. Weltzin as part of a 16-member
team which also includes behavioral specialists, nurses, experiential
therapists, admissions, social workers and other support staff. They
will be further supported by four specialists from the Oconomowoc campus.
For more information about OCD Awareness Week and the International OCD
Foundation, go to www.iocdf.org/ocdweek.
Patients and referring providers can call Rogers—Appleton directly at
844-258-1072, or call 1-800-767-4411 or visit rogershospital.org to
request a free screening.
Wisconsin-based Rogers Behavioral Health System is a private,
not-for-profit system nationally recognized for its specialized
psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital,
Rogers offers multiple levels of evidence-based treatment for adults,
children and adolescents with depression
and mood disorders, eating
and anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic
stress disorder in multiple locations. For more
information, visit www.rogershospital.org.