Atlanta VA Health Care System
Psychiatrist cited in Atlanta magazine
Reed Pitre, M.D., an Addiction Psychiatrist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, was recently selected as one of Atlanta Magazine’s Top Doctors for 2014.
Dr. Pitre was one of the 322 Top Doctors featured in the magazine. Every year, Atlanta Magazine releases a list of the region’s top doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company in New York that surveys the nation’s most reputable healthcare providers for whom they deem their most talented colleagues.
Dr. Pitre left his community private sector practice after eight years in September of 2012 specifically to join the Atlanta VA Mental Health SATP team, after being chosen by local physicians as Atlanta Magazine’s “Top Doc” in the metro Atlanta region for Addiction Psychiatry in 2012 and 2013. He is an honors graduate of Yale University and the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans.
He completed his psychiatry residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine, and functions as the Medical Director of Fort McPherson Substance Abuse Treatment Program, also known as SATP.
As a board certified specialist in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, he also provides medical oversight to the clinical care of Veterans in Fort McPherson’s Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Substance Abuse Trauma Recovery Programs, also known as STaR, for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders.
"I'm humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious award on behalf of all the Veterans we are privileged to serve,” he says. “My uncle Kenneth was killed in action in Vietnam in 1969, and his picture sits in my VA office every day, reminding me of our nation’s sacred obligation to help those who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms.”
“Dr. Reed Pitre represents the very best of modern mental health care," said Dr. Bekh Bradley-Davino, Clinical Psychologist, and acting chief of the Atlanta VA Mental Health section. “We are extremely proud of him."
Dr. Pitre has a strong clinical background in Psychiatry and addiction treatment, with over 15 years of experience diagnosing and treating various types of mental illnesses, such as depression, eating disorders, bipolar and anxiety disorders, as well as other complex and co-occurring psychiatric illnesses and disorders. In his spare time, Dr. Pitre enjoys traveling, trivia, exercising, and being a community advocate for transit and MARTA.