Chief medical officer of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Tracey Skale leads an innovative mental health agency that annually serves 4,000 adults with severe mental illness and their families. With ten locations, this community-based resource is organized as a “one stop” offering services that include psychiatric care, medication, vocational and job training referral, housing assistance, family counseling and support with the goal of helping clients to achieve, maintain and increase their independence.
Dr. Skale has a special interest in treating patients with psychotic or mood disorders. She is the lead physician for the Homeless Team, which works proactively to identify mentally ill homeless in the community and engage them with services and treatment.
Dr. Skale speaks nationally on psychopharmacology, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, recognizing mental illness in primary care settings, and the importance of open access to medications.