Dr Jeffrey Dekret, MD
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
I have been treating patients in the Philadelphia area for four decades. I treat most psychiatric disorders and have extensive training and experience treating depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. I work with patients age 18 and older, including geriatric patients.
After more than 25 years at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where I headed the Department of Psychiatry and Mercy Psychiatry Associates, I welcome the opportunity to practice part time at Psych Choices of the Delaware Valley. One of the attractions of Psych Choices is the longer times psychiatrists spend with patients. I believe my compassion and sense of humor complement my expertise in diagnosis and treatment.
Training and Experience
I earned my undergraduate and medical degrees at Penn State University and Jefferson Medical College. I completed my residency training in psychiatry at Jefferson Hospital, and a fellowship in Affective Disease Research (mood disorders) at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania. I have worked in most types of treatment settings (outpatient, academic, inpatient, residential, nursing homes) and always held management and teaching positions throughout my career.