Cara Yergen, M.D.

Cara M Yergen, M.D., FAPA

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Biography

Hello, my name is Cara Yergen, MD, DFAPA. I am a board-certified psychiatrist, diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and have been granted recognition as a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and completed my residency training at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. I spent my final year in residency as the chief psychiatry resident and have been practicing psychiatry in Florida since 2009. In my years since training, I have practiced in many different settings, giving me a solid, well-rounded knowledge and experience base.

My patients describe me as down-to-earth and approachable and report they feel comfortable confiding in me. I use medications in a conservative manner and my philosophy in prescribing is to maintain patients on the least amount of medication necessary to achieve a positive effect. I treat a wide variety of general mental health conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD and anxiety disorders and I minimize the use of addictive prescription psychiatric medication as much as possible.

Education

Institute of Living
Hartford Hospital
2009

Medical Degree
Saba University School of Medicine
2005

Master of Science in Health Science
American University of the Caribbean
2001

Board Certification

  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Honors and Awards

Boelhouwer Award for clinical achievement & qualities of leadership
Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living - Hartford - CT
2009