About Michael A. Hoffman, M.D.
Michael A. Hoffman, M.D. is a psychiatrist who has been practicing in Staunton, Virginia since 1983. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Hoffman received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. did most of his residency at Rush Presyberian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, and completed his training at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
He worked as the Director of Psychiatric Services at the Rockbridge Mental Health Clinic in Lexington, Virginia from 1983 to 1985 and Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia (formerly King's Daughters' Hospital) from 1983 until his retirement from inpatient practice in 1998.
He is currently the Medical Director of Associated Mental Health Professionals, Inc. in Staunton, Virginia.
Dr. Hoffman is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as Integrative Holistic Medicine. He specializes in Psychopharmacology, Holistic Mental Health, Chronic Pain Management, and Forensic Evaluation.
Mental illness is a medical problem and I treat it that way.
I am committed to helping my patients achieve optimal health and well-being.
I work with children, adolescents and adults in an office setting and strive to provide state-of-the-art psychiatric, neurologic, and holistic consultation, evaluation, and treatment. I use a comprehensive approach that focuses on achieving and maintaining a patient's optimal mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Through the use of a detailed personal history, neuro-endocrine assessment and nutritional evaluation, the patient and I identify problem areas. I use an holistic "approach" to treat the whole patient with medication, nutritional supplements and other therapeutic interventions as indicated.
I believe mental illness is a symptom of underlying medical problems that involve imbalances in the neurochemistry of the brain, as well as hormone, endocrine, and nutritional deficiencies.
I limit my practice to providing outpatient service and forensic evaluation while maintaining cooperative relationships with inpatient services that are available in the surrounding area.