With training in both internal medicine and psychiatry, Lindsey Enoch has unique experiences providing both medical and mental health care in nontraditional settings. She is currently working in collaborative care at three clinics as well as providing some telepsychiatry and primary care. One of her main interests is developing curriculum to help psychiatrists provide medical care to their patients. Dr. Enoch teaches on the topics of psychopharmacology and somatic symptoms for the fulltime Integrated Care Fellowship and the Community-Based Integrated Care Fellowship.
What do you find most satisfying about working in integrated care?
Being able to provide care to a large number of patients while working in a team setting! It’s really rewarding to come up with a treatment plan that’s specific to the patient’s needs and challenges, but is also succinct and evidence based. It’s also very satisfying to be able to teach and support primary care doctors – they’re very appreciative!
From your perspective, what do you feel are the greatest successes of the Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) to date?
The number of people (providers and organizations) who are interested in integrated care! There are so many different clinical settings where integrated care has been implemented and been successful. Developing a treatment approach that’s both evidence based and time limited is another major success – that’s exactly what’s needed to provide mental health care in primary care!
Who is the most inspirational person to you?
I can’t choose one. Among the most inspirational - My grandfather, Mr. Rogers, John Muir, Princess Diana, my patients.
What is the best praise or advice you’ve received?
Best advice: A dying patient once told me “never quit hoping that people can get better.” Also: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
Tell us about your favorite vacation. What makes it your favorite?
I recently went to a yoga class where the instructor was really interested in visualization. She kept asking the class to picture a favorite place. I pictured Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park. It’s an incredibly beautiful, peaceful place. Glaciers, billion-year old rock, serene blue water, and clear blue sky – I can still see it all. I feel so connected to nature when I’m in Glacier.
What book are you reading and what do you like about it?
An Irish Country Love Story by Patrick Taylor. The novel weaves a bunch of different types of “love story” together – romantic love, platonic love, the love people have for a place, an animal, and an identity. I like the idea of having a love story with something simple, like the street you grew up on or a familiar drive. It’s a nice way of reflecting on the things that are familiar but also very meaningful.