Dr. Rifai is an American-Syrian physician executive and scientist and a world renowned researcher on the medical aspects of psychiatric illness. He is a recipient of the National Insitute of Mental Health Clinical Excellence Award in 2005 and the prestigious William Webb Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine in 2006. Dr. Rifai is originally from Aleppo, Syria.
Dr. Rifai' National Research Service Award fellowship training in neuroscience was at the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in Memphis. His residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program was at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. Dr. Rifai then completed further clinical fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Rifai is the American Psychiatric Association Janssen Scholar on Psychiatric and Medical Disorders, he is the William Webb Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
Eugene T. Lucas Jr. is a Doctoral prepared Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with experience in Nursing education, primary mental and physical health care in an outpatient ambulatory clinic, inpatient Psychiatric Unit for adults and children; chronic, long term geriatric settings; and acute Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation settings. Areas of expertise include Adult Psychiatry, Veterans, Dual Diagnoses, Developmental Disability, care of the older adult (gero), opiate medication assisted treatment, Detox, and care of an inmate population (forensic);Family practice. As an Associate Professor at Wilkes University he is adept at problem analysis, and has the ability to develop programs and systems for efficient graduate and doctoral education. He exhibits excellent organizational skill and personal integrity while developing harmonious and productive interpersonal relationships with professional staff members, students, and other ancillary personnel. His previous awards include the 2017 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Pennsylvania State Award for Excellence and the 2017 Volunteers In Medicine (VIM) Volunteer of the Year.
Sandra Grello MSN, FNP-BC obtained her Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Degree at De Sales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania and Graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was certified and credentialed as a Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center on January 13, 2011.
⦁Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
⦁American Association of Nurse Practitioners
⦁The Pennsylvania Pain Society, Inc
⦁American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine
⦁Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program for Medical Professionals
⦁PCSS-MAT Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
⦁Sigma Theta Tau
⦁Commonwealth of Pennsylvania # SP011274 expires 04/30/2021
⦁Commonwealth of Pennsylvania # RN 257268L expires 04/30/2021
⦁Drug and Addiction Medicine
⦁Critical Care and Hemodynamic Monitoring
Clinical Experience as a Registered Nurse
⦁1980 - 2010 Extensive background in Medical-Surgical Intensive Care; Coronary Care; Post Anesthesia Care; Emergency and Trauma Medicine
⦁2005-2010 Associate Professor De Sales University Teaching Undergraduate Nursing specifically Clinical Assessment and Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical Experience as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (2011-Current)
⦁Family and Internal Medicine & Pain Management - Westfield Hospital Allentown Pennsylvania
⦁Served on Medical Board and appointed Director of Education and Nursing, Hospitalist and appointed to Staff Development Westfield Hospital Allentown Pennsylvania
⦁Pain Management and Orthopedic Spine Medicine - Pain Management of the Greater Lehigh Valley at Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown Pennsylvania
⦁Internal and Drug Addiction Medicine - Blue Mountain Internal Medicine Easton Pennsylvania
⦁Team Member of TruVo for the development, cultivation, processing and dispensing of medical cannabis
⦁Obstetrics and Gynecology training - Lehigh Valley Hospital Clinic Allentown Pennsylvania
⦁Pediatric training - Sacred Heart Hospital Allentown Pennsylvania
⦁Internal Medicine - St Luke's Hospital Allentown Pennsylvania
⦁Family Medicine - Prequest Family Practice New Jersey
Published Clinical Research
⦁Hospital Acquired Infections - Published Article in Consumer Report February 2008
State & National Acknowledgements
⦁Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Health and Human Services Committee - Hospital Acquired Infections
Nightline NBC News - Hospital Acquired Infections
Imad Layous has been the Controller & Administrator at Blue Mountain Psychiatry since 2017 , Imad has more than 20 Years of experience in accounting & finance and he has worked for large companies in the Middle East , Imad has also held senior roles at several companies. Imad has a Master in Accounting & finance and he has Certified management accountant
Erica is a licensed, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She brings over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with the last 13 years specializing in psychiatry. She completed her education and training at Adelphi University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2020, she was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Practice from Wilkes University. In addition to working in healthcare, Erica has lectured in the Associate nursing programs at Northampton Community College. She is also a preceptor of undergraduate nurses, practicing nurses and nurse practitioner students in various areas of patient care.
Erica provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, psychotherapy, and holistic interventions for adults with mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, insomnia, and PTSD. Erica's goal is to empower others. She remains dedicated to education, health promotion, preventative screening, and behavior change to attain optimal health for the community.