Mark G. Agresti, M.D., P.A.
Specializing in integrative medicine which combines psychopharmacology with dietary changes, dietary supplements, botanical remedies, exercise relaxation training, and a variety of mind-body therapies like yoga, meditation and Tai Chi. Integrative medicine emphasizes the following principles: The body has the innate capacity for healing and self-repair. It can regenerate and adapt to injury and loss.
Integrative Psychiatry views the individual as a whole person. They are more than physical bodies. They are mental, emotional beings. Individuals are spiritual entities and members of particular communities and societies. Emphasizing the importance of lifestyle, diet, physical activity, rest, sleep, stress and relationships. There is also the issue of the critical role of the doctor-patient relationship. When a trained person sits with a patient and listens with full attention to his or her story, that alone can initiate healing before any treatment is offered.
Mission Statement: To integrate all aspects of treatment, which includes different types of psychotherapies, medicines, herbal and vitamin supplements, and mind-body therapies. The goal of treatment is to deemphasize medication and use all other treatments available to minimize the use of medication.
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Education & Experience
Dr. Agresti has been in private practice in Palm Beach County, Florida for more than 26 years. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia Hospital as well as Medical Director for various treatment centers in South Florida. Dr. Agresti has served as a Psychiatric Forensic Expert working with attorneys in over 150 cases that include:
- Personal Injury
- Competency Evaluation
- Custody Cases
- School Board Litigation
- Civil Cases
Dr. Agresti was raised in New Jersey and moved to Florida after completing medical training. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana for Pre-Med., The Chicago Medical School for Medical School, and completed his Residency in Psychiatry at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, New York. He is Board Certified in the Practice of Psychiatry.
Dr. Agresti is focused on integrative medicine. He looks at all aspects of an individual; their mind, body, and spiritual needs.
Approach To Care
The goal of treatment is to deemphasize medication and use all other treatments available to minimize the use of medication.