Q&A with Shea Jorgensen, MD
Where you work: Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Health in Mason City
Typical day in your shoes:
Around half of my time is in clinic, which includes outpatients, first episode psychosis patients, and seeing patients who are in the residential substance use treatment program. The other half of my time is spent with our assertive community treatment team (attending morning team rounds 2 days per week and seeing patients in their homes) and then administrative time (attending meetings and supervising the ARNPs and PA in our clinic).
What's your favorite part of being a psychiatrist?
Coming to understand a patient-- listening to their life narrative, reviewing their chart, and helping them understand themselves and their diagnoses.
What's the best advice you've ever heard?
Determine what's most important to you and live each day with that in mind.
Favorite vacation experience/ destination:
May term trip to Tanzania (technically a class). It was eye-opening for me and also where I met my spouse.
If you could sit next to anyone on a plane, who would you choose?
Favorite TV show:
Gilmore Girls (does that date how long it's been since I watched a TV show?)
Favorite part of the summer season: