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    Scranton, Pa. (Aug. 21, 2020) - Vinod Sharma, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist, has joined The Wright Center for Community Health to treat both children and adults.


    At The Wright Center, Dr. Sharma will provide consultations and evaluations to develop behavioral health and medicinal care plans that help patients suffering from depression, anxiety and various mental illnesses and disorders. Additionally, Dr. Sharma will serve as physician-faculty for resident doctors and fellows training with The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, giving clinical guidance to physicians-in-training that integrates mental and behavioral health with primary medical care.


    A graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India, Dr. Sharma completed his general psychiatry residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas. He also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.


    Dr. Sharma is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

    Dr. Sharma is accepting both children and adults as psychiatric patients at The Wright Center’s Mid Valley Practice, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn, which is open 365 days a year, and its Scranton Practice, 501 S. Washington Ave. To schedule an appointment, call 570-230-0019.



    The Wright Center’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of our community through inclusive and responsive health services and the sustainable renewal of an inspired, competent workforce that is privileged to serve. This mission is carried out in two complementary entities: The Wright Center for Community Health (TWCCH) and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (TWCGME).

    TWCCH is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike with a growing network of nine existing community health centers throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties that provide safety net, comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare, including medical, dental, mental health/substance abuse and Ryan White HIV services, to medically underserved populations regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

    TWCGME is the largest, national Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Consortium that is dedicated to training compassionate, highly skilled physicians in community immersed clinical learning networks collectively striving to address our nation’s physician shortage and related healthcare access disparities.

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