Edinburg, TX – Dr. Delisa E. Guadarrama, a native of Edinburg, and the only board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist in the region for inpatient care, brings an extensive background in mental health care to the DHR Health Behavioral Hospital.
Dr. Guadarrama has worked with children and adolescents at several health care facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and at the Hidalgo County Juvenile Justice Center’s Boot Camp Facility. In academic medicine, she has worked in a residency program, and was also the medical director of the Texas Child Mental Health Consortium Child Psychiatry Access Network in Edinburg and Harlingen.
Dr. Guadarrama received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication-Journalism with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations from The University of Texas Pan American, however, after an early admission program, pursued her dream of being a doctor.
Since receiving her Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Dr. Guadarrama has committed her free time to educating the community on psychiatric issues facing children and adolescents, including serving as keynote speaker for the Edinburg CISD Leadership Academy and the “Parenting Your Cyber Teen” presentation hosted by FuturoRGV, McAllen ISD, McAllen Police Department and CodeRGV. Just last year, Dr. Guadarrama took part in the Driscoll Health System Grand Rounds Lecture Series “COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts in the Pediatric Populations.”
Dr. Guadarrama is also board certified in General Psychiatry and joins the experienced team of mental health professionals at the DHR Health Behavioral Hospital in Edinburg, Texas. She plans to focus on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as part of her treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with behavioral disorders.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Guadarrama, call (956) 362-4357 or visit www.dhrhealth.com .
About DHR Health Behavioral Hospital…
The DHR Health Behavioral Hospital provides individualized, short-term and solution-oriented treatment options for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. We believe in providing personal, confidential and comprehensive care. Our team consists psychiatrists, nurses, counselors, therapists and case managers. Clinical assessments are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are free of charge.
About DHR Health…
“Our mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.”
DHR Health was founded in 1997 to help over 1.2 million residents resolve limited health care access challenges in a community that lacked public and county hospitals. Today, it is a modern, 500+ bed full-service health system serving over 300,000 patients annually, with 5,500 employees, over 650 physicians and more than 1,400 nurses dedicated to offering a full-continuum of care in over 70 different specialties and subspecialties. DHR Health proudly boasts the best specialty care in the region, a 24/7 designated Level 1 Trauma Center, a robust clinical research division, and developing graduate medical education programs. DHR Health has revolutionized the health care landscape of the Rio Grande Valley and continues to raise the standard of care and transform the health care delivery model for the benefit of all local residents. To learn more, visit www.dhrhealth.com.