Dr. David Brody serves as our Clinical President at Done. He has worked in mental health for decades and has an abundance of experience diagnosing and treating ADHD, making him an apt leader for our team of Done physicians.
Based in San Francisco, Dr. Brody completed most of his education and training in California, beginning with a medical degree from the University of California, Irvine. He later completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Department of Neurobiology. He’s currently certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
During his distinguished career, Dr. Brody has held a number of positions at respected healthcare institutions. He has served as the Medical Director for a number of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics at facilities like St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco and Sonoma County Behavioral Health.
As an educator, Dr. Brody has been an instructor in psychopharmacology at California School of Professional Psychology and a clinical instructor in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Currently, he also serves as a faculty member at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, Arizona and Touro University School Of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California.
Telemedicine doesn’t mean you can’t develop a great relationship with your physician. In fact, you’ll find that Done clinicians like Dr. Brody are adept at making sure you feel just as comfortable as you would meeting in person (if not more so) and are able to devote the time and attention needed to make sure you get the care you deserve.
As Done’s Clinical President, Dr. Brody has worked to ensure continuity of care for our patients. As he explains, “This commitment starts with the initial evaluation. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the clinician performing that assessment will continue treating that patient as long as the patient continues with Done.” If a patient’s usual clinician isn’t available for some reason, Done has other doctors on the team ready to step in to help to maintain a patient-centric environment.
Dr. Brody’s insistence on quality, individualized care has helped to shape Done from the beginning. According to Dr. Brody, “Done’s patient-first philosophy ensures an ongoing relationship with a psychiatric professional for as long as the patient is in treatment with Done. This psychotherapeutic relationship will also maximize both medication compliance and the overall success of the treatment. Done’s model includes regular follow-up for all patients, and takes a holistic approach that rejects the conventional distinction between ‘therapy patients’ and ‘medication patients.’ This honors each patient as an individual, by giving them an optimum treatment plan as unique as their fingerprint. Only an organization that is truly ‘patient-first’ can provide this comprehensive approach.”
Another way Dr. Brody has helped to improve ADHD care is to ensure that all Done patients are provided with a wide range of options in terms of their treatment. In a Knowledge Base article entitled Why are stimulants regarded as the "treatment of choice" for ADHD?, he explains that while stimulants can be very effective for some, it’s important for individuals to know and understand their options in order to find the treatment best suited to their needs.
Ultimately, the way medications are prescribed for ADHD taps into the way that the medical community perceives the disorder. Some physicians, despite their training, see psychiatric disorders in a very different way than something physical, such as diabetes or a heart condition. Dr. Brody’s philosophy regarding ADHD care centers on the fact that both physical and psychiatric issues need to be treated as equally valid and worthy of quality medical care. His goal is to overcome ignorance and stigma surrounding ADHD through vigorous efforts in educating clinicians, patients, and the general public.