Name: O. Lee Trick, MD
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
O. Lee Trick, M.D. has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who top doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
His career was dedicated to the welfare and betterment of his patients and others. He concluded his career by serving for ten years as a physician surveyor for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations from 1990 to 2000. Prior to retirement, he and his wife, Reita. A. Troum, A.C.S.W., A.C.P. served as Co-Directors of Family Institute of the Southwest in Houston, Texas. from 1974 to 2003. Dr. Trick was noted for developing a pragmatic operational approach to therapy. Patients were taught via both group and individual therapies, that as they related to others, to look for and process feedback which was non-congruent with their self-concept and find ways to react in more constructive manners. The more constructive the behavior they performed, the better self-image they developed, and the greater reduction and amelioration of presenting symptoms they enjoyed. A very significant majority of patients experienced marked improvement of self-concept which proved to be key in eliminating the symptoms which brought them into therapy.
While in Houston, he was an active or courtesy member of the Medical Staff of numerous hospitals and held many offices including Harris County Medical society Psychiatric Liaison to the Harris County Mental Health Authority 1976 to 1978 and Consultant to the Harris County Department of Education Division of Psychological Services 1974 to 1977. He additionally served as Medical Director for Utilization Review for Bellaire General Hospital from 1992 to 1994 and at Sharpstown General Hospital from 1987-1991. Also, he was Chief of Staff at Sharpstown General Hospital 1982 to 1983. During the one year in which the program was funded, he served as a Mentor for the Texas Medical Association’s Mentor Program for Rural Hospitals 1989 to 1990.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Trick received an appointment as Associate Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine where he served as Director of the Inpatient Program of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry 1968-1973. Dr. Trick was president, Section of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, West Virginia State Medical Association, 1973-1974 and Council Member, West Virginia District Branch American Psychiatric Association 1971 to 1974. He also received an appointment as Assistant Project Director for the Bureau of Health Management Project to form an Area Health Education Center in Charleston, West Virginia 1972 to 1974. Following the establishment of the medical school, he served as Director, Charleston Division, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry from 1973-1974. From 1967 to 1968 he was Chief of the Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a regular contributor of articles to numerous professional journals.
He began his medical education in 1950 at Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana as a pre-medical student. In 1953 he completed his pre-medical education at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He entered medical school in 1954 at Indiana University Medical School and was awarded the degree Doctor of Medicine in 1958. His Rotating Internship was completed at Blodgett Memorial Hospital 1958-1959. Following his internship, he engaged in the general practice of Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics in the small town of Durand, Michigan during the days of a three-dollar office call, and a five-dollar house call 1959 to 1964.
Following general practice, he completed his Residency in Psychiatry at Duke University 1964-1967 in Durham North Carolina. He has been licensed in the states of Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Mexico, West Virginia, and Texas.
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