Jacynda Wheeler DO joins Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Island HospitalNews

Psychiatrist Jacynda Wheeler DO has joined the team of mental health professionals at Psychiatry & Behavioral Heath who are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate and personalized care.

Dr. Wheeler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, graduating cum laude, from the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, in 2005. In preparation for future studies, she worked with the UW Sports Medicine Department as Student Intern and then Physician Liaison in the athletic training room, then as Medical Assistant for UW team physicians. During medical school at Pacific Northwest University, she served as a tutor for the anatomy course, and worked to establish a 5K run partnering with the community and medical school.

“My osteopathic training emphasized a whole-person approach to medicine, which is invaluable in psychiatry, Dr. Wheeler said. “My approach is to join a person in their journey and work together to improve health and wellness by addressing barriers and highlighting strengths. I find that using a variety of tools is helpful, including psychotherapy, medications and lifestyle changes.”

In 2013, Dr. Wheeler began her postgraduate training with a Psychiatry internship at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She completed her residency at UW and, for the last year, served simultaneously as the Psychiatry Chief Resident at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. She participated in the integrated care track to receive training in UW’s Collaborative Care model, which partners with primary care to improve access to quality mental health care.

Dr. Wheeler is a member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association and the Washington State Psychiatric Association.

For information or appointments, call Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at (360) 299-4297, located in the Medical Office Building, 2511 M Avenue, Suite G, Anacortes.