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Natural Awakenings Northwest Florida

Kudos: Deborah Simkin, M.D.

Deborah Simkin, M.D., has been asked to develop a resource decision-making tool for parents regarding complementary and alternative medicine for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Simkin is one of the few psychiatrists in the Panhandle that practices a complementary and integrative approach. In addition to her board certification in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and her interest in sports psychiatry, Simkin is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment and rehabilitative services resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

Location: 4641 Gulfstarr Dr., Ste. 106, Destin. For more information, call 850-243-9788 or visit

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