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Medical Staff

The Staff at Belmont Pines

The comfort and well-being of each individual who passes through our doors is among the highest priorities for the dedicated staff of Belmont Pines Hospital.

Phillip Maiden, MD, FAPA
Phillip Maiden, MD, FAPA | Medical Director

Dr. Maiden received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine in 1985. He completed his residency in psychiatry and his fellowship in child psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital, Cornell University College of Medicine.

Bertia Jennings | Nurse Practitioner
Bertia Jennings | Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Jennings has been a nurse practitioner for over 25 years with recently receiving a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. She has the pediatric Mental Health Specialist certification.

Pradeep Mathur, MD, FAPA | Inpatient Psychiatry
Pradeep Mathur, MD, FAPA | Inpatient Psychiatry

Dr. Mathur received his Medical Degree from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He completed his adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at Michigan State University.

Michael Potesta, MD | Staff Psychiatrist
Michael Potesta, MD | Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Potesta joined the Belmont Pines Hospital team in June 2015. He received his Doctor of medicine degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. He completed his residency in adult psychiatry at NEOMED Psychiatry.

Joseph Farris, MD | Associate Medical Director
Joseph Farris, MD | Associate Medical Director

Dr. Farris received his doctor of medicine degree from Ohio State University and completed his adult residency and child and adolescent fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Muhannad Kassawat, MD | Staff Psychiatrist
Muhannad Kassawat, MD | Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Kassawat was a psychiatrist and the Medical Director at the United State Air force Base in Eglin, FL. He is board certified in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Help is a phone call away.

We have licensed mental health professionals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in exploring the most appropriate treatment options for your child or teen. To schedule a no-cost appointment or for more information, please call us toll-free at 800-423-5666. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.