Dr Caroline Abolade graduated from medical school 28 years ago. Her experience has been in delivering both in - patient and outpatient psychiatric care. The last 11 years have been exclusively dedicated to what she loves doing the most - out patient psychiatric care.
Dr Abolade believes in personalizing the care she provides and do not consider the patient just a file number. "I'm a physician first & foremost & I treat the patient as a whole person, not just someone needing mental health care. We co- ordinate with your other physicians to complete your care when other clinical issues are identified in your evaluation."
She is a married mother of 2 boys. She enjoys reading, writing & traveling all over the world, discovering other cultures. The doctor sings - "to the best of my ability" - in her local church choir. She is originally from Nigeria, West Africa but after living in the south now for 13 years, she considers Montgomery, Al home & can say "Y'all" with the best of them! While she knows nothing about the sport of American Football, she rolls off 'War Eagle' like a true Auburn fan - admitting that really, she just loves the Orange and Navy Blue combo!
Caroline Abolade, M.D
PMHNP-BC Nurse PractitIoner
ARE YOU OUR NEXT NURSE PRACTITIONER?
We are actively looking for a psychiatric nurse practitioner to join our team of happy warriors and providers for mental health.
This job is fully posted on our "Job Openings" page on this website. Please feel free to peruse the job description and contact us if this sounds like it may be a good fit for you.
This job is immediately available now.
Medical Assistants: Teisha York & Sandreika jackson
We do routine nursing things like: weighing you, reviewing your symptoms, & notifying you of any lab results after they have been reviewed by the doctor. We also administer shots for our patients who are on bi-monthly / monthly shots of antipsychotics and other types of mood stabilizer medicines.
Medications: Please bring all your medicines to your 1st & every appointment. We will phone in prescriptions to your pharmacy & call in refills but we need you to give us a five day notice.
Prior authorizations: This is an extra step imposed by your insurance company. Your newly prescribed medicines are important & we will get your prior authorizations as fast as possible.
Making Sure You Are OK: Your doctor routinely thinks about your mental health, making sure your recovery is on track. As a consequence, we may check in with you to make sure you are OK, and that you have the best possible recovery outcome!
Judy Heinzman RN, LPC
Judy Heinzman was born and raised in Omaha, where she graduated from the Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing. She then worked many years as a surgical, medical, and psychiatric registered nurse. It was her love of mental health and psychiatric nursing that prompted her to return to college and earn her Master’s Degree in Counseling.
Judy has been a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor for more than 20 years. She worked in hospital psychiatric and substance abuse units for several years and in private practice for many more. She served as the clinic director of a psychiatric out-patient practice, where she routinely conducted individual and group therapy sessions. Judy spent 30 years as a military spouse with her husband Rick. She also enjoys reading, sports, and volunteering at her church and in her community.
Patricia Randich-Dumas, LICSW - PIP
Please welcome our newest member of clinical staff - MRs patricia randich - Dumas!
A licensed Independent Clinical Social worker by training, Mrs Dumas brings with her over 20 years of experience in the field, working with a variety of age groups from childhood right through he geriatric age group. She worked for many years with our veterans in the VA setting and is familiar with the special mental health issues that commonly arise in the veteran population.
Keila Shipman LPC, Registered Play Therapist
Please welcome our newest member of our clinical family - Ms Keila Shipman.
She received her BS degree in Criminal Justice for Alabama State University. She also received her Master’s and Education Specialist degrees from Auburn University-Montgomery in Developmental Counseling.
Ms Shipman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist and She is also Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
She has 14 years of counseling experience working with a variety of populations.
Michelle Mclendon LPC
Michelle graduated from Troy State University with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for more than 10 years. She has worked in an inpatient hospital, youth residential and community mental health settings.
She has also practiced in partial day hospital settings, providing intense counseling services to patients not debilitated enough to be hospitalized overnight but disabled enough to need daily contact with mental health providers. Michelle will see both adolescents from age 12 and adults in individual counseling. Her approach is personalized, utilizing a wide variety of proven therapy techniques, to suit the individual patient.
Michelle was born and raised, just south of Troy, Alabama in a little town called Henderson and still lives in the area. She has been married to her husband James for 33 years, has 4 children and “lots” of grandchildren. She enjoys camping, fishing and trying to grow a garden. She is proud to be back in Montgomery, Alabama and looks forward to serving this and surrounding communities.