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Albany Physician recognized for exemplary work

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

July 23, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany doctor receives national recognition for his work with mental illness. Dr. Winston Pineda received the exemplary psychiatrist award on behalf of the National alliance on Mental illness. That's a grassroots organization that brings awareness to the treatment of mental illnesses.

Pineda joined Phoebe's behavioral health center two years ago, but says he became interested in helping those with mental illnesses when a family member was diagnosed with Schizophrenia.  He said, "Mental illness does not in any way diminish, but it affords an opportunity to overcome and transcend this challenge."

Only 30 awards were given out across the country. Dr. Pineda also received the exemplary psychiatrist award for the Georgia chapter of the National alliance on Mental Illness, and a certificate of appreciation from the local chapter.

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