Dr. Padilla is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice from the New York tri-state area and has almost 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Dr. Padilla specializes in mental health and has extensive experience in the field of psychiatry. He treats the entire life continuum: children, adolescents, adults, and aging adults.
He has treated these populations in the inpatient hospital and outpatient settings, inpatient and outpatient detox and substance use rehabilitation settings, early intervention, jail medication-assisted treatment, and psychiatric emergency services.
His experience encompasses treatment for the full spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses that includes, but is not limited to: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, disruptive conduct disorders, and psychotic disorders.
He is Board Certified in Addictions. Dr. Padilla’s research on nonpharmaceutical interventions for ADHD was recently published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurse Association (2018).
Prior to specializing in psychiatry, Dr. Padilla spent over 15 years in various medical specialties, such as oncology, autoimmune, hospice, ER, ICU, and infectious disease and was a board-certified high-tech infusion therapy registered nurse.
Dr. Padilla also served proudly in the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman with the MOS 2531 with a specialty in radio communications.