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The Whittier Pavilion

The Whittier Pavilion welcomes new Medical Director,
Dr. Susana Lugo.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Susana Lugo is our new Medical Director at The Whittier Pavilion.  Roger Q Smyth III, Administrator at The Whittier Pavilion, said, “It is an absolute pleasure to have Dr. Susana Lugo join the Whittier Pavilion.  Having experience in all facets of psychiatric care, Dr. Lugo will provide vital input in the direction of the hospital.  She has the knowledge, dedication and vision that will promote a higher standard not only for the Pavilion, but for the industry.  We feel quite fortunate to have her join our leadership team.

Dr. Lugo is a board certified psychiatrist who trained at Jackson Memorial Hospital and is affiliated with U-Miami. She completed her residency in 1998 and has over 18 years of experience working in inpatient, outpatient and private practice.  She states that she “enjoys working with the most vulnerable population and practices medicine always advocating for my patients.”  She provides medication management, psychotherapy and works with a multidisciplinary team with a “patient centered approach” with the ultimate goal of helping individuals with mental illness to return to their ultimate level of functioning.

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