(pictured from left to right: Krista Lewis, Chief Programs Officer: Medical & Crisis Services (F&CS), Lee Penman, VP of Clinical Operations (innovaTel), Jon Evans, President and CEO (innovaTel), Lindsay Jeglinski, Director of Clinical Performance (innovaTel), Dr. Adam Ruggle, Psychiatrist (innovaTel), Dr. Lahr, Medical Director (F&CS)).
Welcome: Family & Children’s Services & Dr. Adam Ruggle
innovaTel would like to give a warm welcome to Family & Children’s Services, one of our newest customers located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Family & Children’s Services promotes, supports and strengthens the well-being and behavioral health of adults, children and families. They are the leading provider of behavioral healthcare and family services in the Tulsa area.
innovaTel is looking forward to supporting Family & Children’s Services’ mission via telepsychiatry by increasing their patients access to timely psychiatric care by providing access to a full-time psychiatrist, Dr. Adam Ruggle. Dr. Ruggle resides in Arizona and is one of the newest members of the innovaTel clinical team.
Members of the innovaTel team, including Jon Evans, Lee Penman, Lindsay Jeglinski and Dr. Ruggle, recently visited Family & Children Services facility in Tulsa. They had the opportunity to meet the Family & Children’s Services team to provide support and to collaborate on setting up telepsychiatry workflows. The implementation process that innovaTel provides leaves the clinical staff feeling confident and enthusiastic about utilizing telemedicine and the processes.
Telepsychiatry is a great solution to the growing shortage of psychiatrists and the increasing unmet mental health needs. Telepsychiatry provides positive satisfaction consistently in adults, child and adolescent patients and their families, as well as providers and clinicians. Research supports there is no difference in patient treatment outcomes between telepsychiatry and in-person encounters.
Meet Dr. Ruggle:
Dr. Ruggle completed his psychiatry residency at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Ruggle is an Iowa native and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central College in Pella, Iowa with a B.A. in Psychology. He then earned his M.D. from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine before continuing to residency where he represented his training program on the Physician Wellness Committee. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Telemedicine Association. In addition to psychopharmacology, Dr. Ruggle is interested in motivational interviewing and introducing patients to mindfulness.