By Kelli Axley
Director of Business Development
Unity Psychiatric Care
Unity Psychiatric Care, a division of American Health Partners of Franklin, Tennessee, announced that Dr. Shankar Yalamanchili, MD (Dr. Chili) has joined its Huntsville, Alabama, psychiatric hospital as medical director. Dr. Chili, a board-certified psychiatrist with over 20-year experience, will oversee the hospital’s psychiatry staff, which treats older adults experiencing a mental health crisis or experiencing behavioral complications linked to dementia and other mental health conditions.
His primary practice is devoted to inpatient care and telepsychiatry services. Dr. Chili’s vision has been to improve access to mental health care to those who need it most, when they need it most. He also believes in the power of the mind-body connection, and that our mental health impacts our whole wellbeing. Dr. Chili is committed to improving the care of patients with mental health illnesses and believes mental health services are more effective if collaborative efforts are employed by using psychiatrists in conjunction with medications and therapy by mental health providers. Here at Unity Psychiatric Care our hospital specialized in a multidisciplinary approach to care.
Working alongside Dr. Chili is Shannon Nichols, CRNP who herself comes with an impressive resume of inpatient psychiatric experience. Shannon Nichols is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner working towards her goal of dual certification in both family and psychiatric practices. Shannon’s knowledge of the comorbidities associated with this population coupled with her psychiatric experience make her a wonderful addition to the team here in Huntsville.
It is the shared believe and practice of both Dr. Chili and Unity Psychiatric Care that each individual person requires his or her own individual treatment. Our team of professionals work together to provide you with an individualized treatment plan. This can include medication management, therapy services (individual, family, and/or group therapy), and psychological assessments. Our services and treatment plans ensure that each patient is equipped with the tools they need to work towards emotional wellness. Here at Unity our 20-bed hospital offers comprehensive inpatient care for those 55 and older. You can count on our hospital team to combine compassionate care with effective treatments that stabilize our patients and help them transition back to their lives as quickly as possible.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing troubling mental health symptoms, please contact us at 256-964-6700. If you would like to know more about our facility or services, we encourage you to call us. We are also happy to set up a tour to show you what our facility has to offer firsthand. We are located at 5315 Millennium Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806. Located near the corner of Millennium Drive and Adventist Boulevard