Vinod K. Patwa, M.D. Dr. Patwa has been in private practice in the Dayton area for 30
years. He graduated from the Mahatma
Gandhi Medical College, India, in 1968.
He studied psychiatry in England
and earned a Diploma in Psychological Medicine and is a Member of the Royal
College of Psychiatrists. Upon arriving
in the United States,
he completed his residency at State University of New York, followed by a
Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr.
Patwa is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Ohio, California,
and Florida. In addition to his outpatient practice, Dr.
Patwa also treats patients at Grandview Hospital, Kindred Hospital, Dayton
Rehabilitation Institute and the Medical
Center at Elizabeth Place. He also had courtesy privileges at Miami Valley
Hospital and Kettering Hospital.
LaDonna J. Ross, RN, CNS LaDonna began her nursing career at St. Elizabeth
Hospital in 1979 after graduating from Sinclair Community College. She spent 20 years as a registered nurse on
the psychiatric unit and in home care, earning her Bachelor of Science degree
in Nursing in 1993 from Andrews University.
In 1999, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master
of Science in Nursing and is licensed in Ohio as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in
Psychiatry. LaDonna is certified by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center as both a Clinical Nurse Specialist in
Adult Psychiatric Nursing and Clinical Nursing Specialist in Child and
Adolescent Mental Health Nursing.
M.A., L.S.W. Mary is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of
Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the
University of Dayton. Before joining Dr.
Patwa, Mary was a Psychiatric Social Worker at St. Elizabeth Hospital as well
as Emergency Department Social Worker.
She has also worked for Eastway Corporation in the Personal Growth
Center and the Crisis Center. Mary’s
areas of specialization are: Crisis Consultation, Domestic Violence, Psychosocial
Assessment, Individual Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Geriatrics, and
Marlene A. “Mimi”
Sorah, M.S., P.C.C. Mimi is licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor and
holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Wright State
University. She has many years
experience in the behavioral health field, and is an Adjunct Instructor at
Sinclair Community College. Mimi is
especially interested in women’s issues and assertive communication. She has an excellent understanding of
psychopharmacology and provides individual counseling for adults and
adolescents, as well as couples counseling.
Donna Fedorocsko, M.S.,
Donna earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees
from the University of Dayton. She graduated
Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a minor in
Sociology. She holds a Master of Science
degree in Counseling. Donna worked with
adult SMD patients at a community mental health center prior to joining Dr.
Patwa as a therapist. She employs an eclectic
approach to therapy with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy and a
healthy lifestyle. Donna’s experience
also includes working in the telecommunications industry in a technical
capacity, as a trainer, and with the Deaf in the Ohio Relay Service.
Heidi Spiegel, M.S.W.,
Heidi obtained her Master of Social Work degree from
George Williams College of Aurora University.
She is licensed in the state of Ohio as an Independent Social
Worker. Her experience includes working
with: People with HIV/AIDS, Homeless People, Police Social Work, Adult
Inpatient Psychiatric, Adults with Dementia, and High-Risk Children/Adolescents
and their Families. Heidi most recently
has worked with adults in both individual and couples settings, Additional
training includes: Self-Help Group Leadership, Child Assault Prevention (CAP), and
DuPage Women Against Rape (DWAR). Heidi
is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She does not adhere to one specific modality
of treatment as she believes in a comprehensive approach that addresses the
many aspects of an individual