FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support Group invites everyone interested to join its monthly meeting, Friday, July 22, 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Health & Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mission Road.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Timothy Murphy and his presentation will be on "Ambiguous and Anticipatory Loss, Grieving Someone Living, Ways to Cope.”
Dr. Murphy graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in biophysics before attending Dartmouth Medical School. He performed his internship at Andrews Air Force Base and worked for three years as a general practitioner at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
Returning to Dartmouth for his psychiatric training, Dr. Murphy and his family decided to escape the New England winters and relocate to Fallbrook, serving that community as well as nearby Southern Riverside County for the next 36 years.
He is currently on staff at the Mindpath Health clinic in Temecula, working remotely until the office itself is completed later this year. Dr. Murphy performs diagnostic evaluations and ongoing care for children 6 years old and older, adolescents, adults, and seniors. He has had extensive training and experience in psychopharmacology and has given many educational presentations to
physicians and other health professionals on the treatment of mental disorders.
Dr. Murphy is also passionate about improving California’s health care systems, both public and private, advocating for improved access to mental health care for all citizens. He has held leadership positions in a number of advocacy organizations, serving as president of the San Diego Psychiatric Society,
He has often presented at meetings of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Noting the growing body of scientific evidence highlighting the importance for physical and mental health, Dr. Murphy encourages his patients to consider exercise as an essential element of treatment. An avid runner and backpacker himself, he urges all his patients to find a kind of exercise they can enjoy as an ongoing part of a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to Speaker Presentation, Breakout groups held for a time of sharing, coffee and refreshments will follow the program. This meeting is held in support of persons with Parkinson's disease, care partners and people interested in improving the world of those affected by Parkinson’s disease.
For more information, call Irene, 760-731-0171.
Submitted by the Fallbrook Parkinson's Support Group.