W. Nate Upshaw, MD
I have had the opportunity to practice psychiatry in numerous areas of inpatient and outpatient care since 2004.
My experience includes a full time faculty teaching position at USF, working with Veterans in the VA Hospital system, and private practice settings. Specialized training in psychotherapy, ECT, and TMS have allowed me to help people with varied treatment modalities.
Through all my work experiences, a concierge practice style was my dream.
Frustrated with the demands and constraints of managed care, I wanted to provide exceptional psychiatric treatment by catering to my patients needs in a way that wasn't rushed or pressured.
In my practice today, we ensure the highest level of privacy and personalized care.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
Board Certified in General Psychiatry by the ABPN: 60685, expiration 2020
Florida Medical License: ME 96275, expiration: 2020
07/2018- Present: NeuroSpa, Medical Director, Psychiatrist, Tampa, FL
07/2018- Present: Tampa Bay Psychiatry, Private Practice, Medication Management, Tampa, FL
06/2016-07/2018: Lakeland Regional Health, Outpatient/Inpatient Services, ECT, Lakeland, FL
12/2015-05/2016: Centennial Peaks Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatrist, ECT, Louisville, CO
02/2013-11/2015: James A Haley VA Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatrist, Tampa, FL
02/2012-02/2013: Bay Pines VA Hospital, Medical Director, PRRC; Physician, Outpatient Svcs., Bay Pines, FL
10/2009-02/2012: University of South Florida, Assistant Professor, Inpatient Services, ECT, TMS, Tampa, FL
10/2009-07/2010: Private Practice, Part-time Private Practice, Primary Focus: Psychotherapy, Tampa, FL
10/2008-10/2009: Bay Pines VA Hospital, Attending Psychiatrist, Inpatient Services, Bay Pines, FL
07/2008-10/2008: Bonnie R. Saks, MD and Associates, Private Practice, General Outpatient Services, Tampa, FL
07/2007-07/2008: Bay Pines VA Hospital, Weekend Coverage, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Bay Pines, FL
12/2006-07/2007: Mental Health Care Inc., Moonlighting: Inpatient Services, Tampa, FL,
05/2010: MUSC Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Certification in TMS and ECT
01/2007-07/2010: Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy
07/2005-07/2008: USF School of Medicine, Completed Residency in Psychiatry
07/2004-07/2005: USF School of Medicine, Completed Internship in Psychiatry
08/2000-05/2004: Tulane University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
07/1996-05/2000: University of Florida, B.S., Nutrition, with honors
TEACHING AND EDUCATION POSITIONS
06/2016- Present: Voluntary Faculty, Assistant Professor, General Psychiatry Residency Program, University of South Florida
04/2015-11/2015: Inpatient Resident Liaison, JAH VA, General Psychiatry Residency Program, University of South Florida
03/2013-11/2015: Inpatient Teaching Attending, Inpatient ward, General Psychiatry Residency Program, University of South Florida
02/2012-02/2013: Residency Program Site Director, Bay Pines, General Psychiatry Residency Program, University of South Florida
01/2012-12/2012: Chair, Curriculum Committee, General Psychiatry Residency Program, University of South Florida
05/2011-02/2012: Residency Program Site Director, TGH, General Psychiatry Residency Program, University of South Florida
10/2009-02/2012: Inpatient Teaching Attending, Inpatient ward, General Psychiatry Residency Program, University of South Florida
06/2017- Present: Medical Director, NeuroSpa, TMS Treatment Centers, Tampa, FL
06/2017- 07/2018: Medical Director, Outpatient Psychiatry, Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group Practice, Lakeland, FL
02/2012-02/2013: Medical Director, PRRC, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, FL
11/2011-02/2012: Chief, Outpatient Clinical Services, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of South Florida, SOM
10/2010-02/2012: Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
HONORS AND AWARDS
2013 Chief Nurse’s Award/Mental Health.
2013 PGY-4 Faculty Teacher of the Year. USF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
2011 Faculty Teacher of the Year. USF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
2008 Resident Teaching Award. From USF SOM psychiatry clerkship
2007 Harold B. Crasilneck and Sherry K. Knopf Award. for the Best First Paper Published in AJCH
2006 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
2006 Resident Teaching Award. From USF SOM psychiatry clerkship
2005 Resident Teaching Award. From USF SOM psychiatry clerkship
1999 Research Grant. Stipend awarded to selected students at the University of Florida for summer research.
1996 Florida Academic Scholars. Full tuition merit scholarship.
Upshaw WN. Hypnosis, Medicine’s Dirty Word. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 2006; 49:2, 113-122.
Upshaw WN; et all. Transient Anosmia During Acute Phase Electroconvulsive Therapy. Journal of ECT. 29(4): e55-e56, December 2013.
Upshaw WN; et all. Carbamazepine as a Treatment for Trigeminal Trophic Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review. Psychosomatics. May 2015.
Upshaw W. Hypnosis, Medicine’s Dirty Word. Lecture Presentation at the New Orleans Society of Clinical Hypnosis Semi-Monthly Meeting. 2006.
Upshaw W. An Introduction to TMS. Tampa General Hospital Community meeting. Fall 2010.
Upshaw W. Catatonia: Demystified. University of South Florida, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Grand Rounds. February 24, 2011.
Upshaw W. Tools for Patient Assessment. St. Petersburg College, Brain Injury Conference Helping Patients Return to Life, Work and Independence. May 11, 2012.
Upshaw W. PsyR: Psychiatric Rehabilitation, The Science Behind Recovery from Mental Illness. Bay Pines VAHCS Grand Rounds. September 27 , 2012.
Upshaw W. PsyR: Psychiatric Rehabilitation, The Science Behind Recovery from Mental Illness. 14th Annual Psychiatric Update, VA Health Care. March 1, 2013.
Upshaw W. Clozapine Review. James A Haley VA Monthly Psychiatry Meeting. October, 2013.