Dr. Paul R. Valbuena
Dr. Paul R. Valbuena is the Founder, President and CEO of Valbuena Psychiatry and Valley Neurobehavioral Institute, PLLC. Dr. Valbuena also serves as Medical Director of Valley Hospital, a private 121 bed hospital, in Phoenix, AZ. Valley hospital specializes in acute mental health care offering many different programs including chemical dependency treatment and detox. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Valley hospital specializes in acute mental health care offering many different programs including chemical dependency treatment and detox.
Dr Valbuena is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His Double Board Certification and his special qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry allows him to treat comfortably the full spectrum of ages from 1 yr old to the geriatric population. He is well versed in treating people who are in acute withdrawal from many illicit substances like but not limited to heroine, methamphetamine and alcohol. As a father of three school age children, he is passionate about treating families and children with emotional, behavioral and addiction challenges.
Dr. Valbuena was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1970 and moved to Oklahoma where he was raised by his physician parents in the family tradition of serving others through the medical profession. He attended the University of Oklahoma in 1988, where he earned BS in Microbiology. He was and still is an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Beta Kappa chapter and the University of Oklahoma.
In an effort to learn more about his culture and heritage, he went to the Philippines after obtaining his Bachelors of Science and attended Fatima University School of Medicine School in the Phillipines. It was there he met Gina, a fellow medical student who would soon become his wife. Dr Valbuena's wife plays an active role at Valbuena Psychiatry in managing the every day operations of the clinic. Her vast knowledge in medicine and patient care is a big plus for the staff and clients who choose to receive services from our institution.
After obtaining his Doctorate of Medicine, he returned to the US with his wife and then 2 children. He then completed his adult psychiatry residency program at Michigan State University where he did research in collaboration with the University of Michigan. Many of his researches include an important study funded by Pfizer where he explored the risks and benefits of antidepressants in women who were pregnant and post partum.
After completing his residency, his passion to treat children and adolescents continued. Dr Valbuena applied for a two year fellowship where he was sought after and offered positions at Johns Hopkins University in his childhood home Baltimore, MD, Universtiy of Connecticut, Yale Universtiy, and the University of Florida. After contemplation, Dr Valbuena decided on doing fellowship in a state he knew he wanted to settle down in. He has family in the valley of sun, phoenix and scottsdale, and made a hard decision to forgo ivy league schools and opted to join Maricopa Medical Center to do his Child and adolsecnet fellowhip program. It was a decision he never regretted.
His experience in the Valley of the Sun has really opened the doors and he has had the privilige to work in many different settings treating many different populations of people in the phoenix metropolitan area.
Dr. Valbuena’s comprehensive experience includes having worked as an attending physician at Aurora Behavioral Health, Jewish Family and Health Services, Maricopa Medical Center and Desert Vista. Aside from his private practice in Scottsdale, he is currently medical director of the Exclusively Women’s Program at Valley Hospital. For the past 2 years he has been serving as President of the Medical Staff at Valley Hospital. In addition, he is a Consulting Psychiatrist for Journey Healing Centers and The Silkworth Manor, both in Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Valbuena, his wife Gina and their three children reside in Scottsdale Arizona and plan to stay to serve the good people of our community. Dr Valbuena strives for client satisfaction in an attempt to make a difference in many peoples lives who suffer from psychiatric illnessess.
Dr. Ravi N. Chandiramani
Dr. Ravi N. Chandiramani is a naturopathic physician and a pioneer in the field of integrative addiction medicine.
His unique approach to the treatment of chemical dependency and co-occurring psychological disorders has been refined over his decade of direct clinical experience with this patient population, Integrative Addiction Medicine effectively combines evidence-based conventional addiction medicine with the nurturing and rebuilding modalities inherent to the practice of naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Chandiramani is President and CEO of Rays of the Sun, LLC, a unique company that oversees the implementation and delivery of cutting edge integrative medical care to patients in a variety of ambulatory treatment settings including subacute detox, residential treatment centers and outpatient medical/behavioral health practices.
Dr. Chandiramani has served as Corporate Medical Director of Journey Healing Centers since 2006. He presently oversees 40 residential beds in 2 states (AZ, UT) and leads a professional staff comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, and behavioral health professionals.