Selva in Action Names New Medical Director

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A veteran psychiatrist, Dr. Antonio Bullon brings more than two decades of experience to his current position as the medical director of the geriatric and neuropsychiatry treatment unit at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Massachusetts. An active member of the field, Dr. Antonio Bullon belongs to professional organizations such as the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS).

Founded in 1973 by a group of Peruvian physicians in Atlanta, Georgia, PAMS currently counts more than 400 professional members dedicated to improving and increasing medical care in Peru. Over the past four decades, group members have led more than 100 medical missions to rural and underserved areas of Peru through initiatives such as Selva in Action.

Recently, Selva in Action named Dr. Stalin Fran Vilcarromero Llaja its new medical director. He will lead the program’s team of volunteers in its ongoing mission of providing medical care to villagers in the Amazon basin region. Trained at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and the London School of Tropical Medicine, Dr. Vilcarromero specializes in diseases such as dengue, malaria, and chikungunya, among others.

APA Applauds New Parity Guidelines

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An accomplished and experienced psychiatrist, Dr. Antonio Bullon serves as the medical director of the geriatric and neuropsychiatry treatment unit at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Massachusetts. In an effort to network with other professionals and stay up to date on the latest trends and research in psychiatry, Dr. Antonio Bullon maintains an active membership in the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

The APA recently came out in support of new policy initiatives by the White House’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force aimed at providing fair insurance coverage for individuals who require treatment for mental health conditions, including substance addiction.

The new policy guidelines were developed by the Task Force after soliciting input from key stakeholders in various focus groups. Some of these stakeholders included consumers, caregivers, and health plan providers. The APA also made suggestions in writing after last May’s annual meeting in which members had the opportunity to collaborate on the issue.