Coping with Crisis
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Dr. Greenbrier Almond joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his new book, Coping with Crisis, and the impact of mental stress on physical health.
Meet Our Guest
Greenbrier Almond, MD, retired from a decades-long practice of Psychiatric Medicine that included serving as Chief of Psychiatry at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He led the development of a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Outpatient Rehabilitation Program that was the second most-enrolled service among 172 VA Centers. He proudly served our nation’s combat veterans and veterans who provided combat support to keep us free.
Dr. Almond has also served as an elected member to the local Board of Education for several years and writes a weekly newspaper column entitled “Lessons Learned Serving on the Board of Education.”
He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1966, West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1970, and West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1974. He has been married to Araceli Ganan Almond, MD, for more than 45 years. They are the parents to Maria and Roncevert and grandparents to Aliza, Harper Rose, Emilia, and Camille.
Dr. Almond has authored six books and co-authored two. His latest book, Coping With Crisis: A West Virginia Doctor’s Perspective, offers a powerful and timely perspective on coping with crisis. As the 2020 coronavirus pandemic shakes the world, he shares his wisdom and insights through a compilation of writings past and present: a professional presentation on PTSD; featured speeches on combining faith and medicine, as well as the importance of faith for everyday living; personal reflections on the current pandemic; short stories; and more.
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