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Deborah Drumm - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Behavioral Counselor

A Board certified Nurse Practitioner and a member of the medical staff of Newton Memorial Hospital and the Center for Mental Health, Deborah also maintains a private practice in which she specializes in the medical treatment of anxiety, depression, pain control, and traumatic stress disorders.

Deborah has over thirty years of nursing experience and is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook and New York University, with Nurse Practitioner certifications in Psychiatric-Mental Health and Geriatric Nursing.

Deborah started her nursing career at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. She joined the medical staff of Newton Memorial Hospital in August of 2004. Prior to that she worked at Morristown Memorial Hospital’s Pain Management Center and in-patient psychiatric unit, Saint Clare's Hospital and taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners assess, diagnose and both treat illness and promote wellness, facilitating patient participation in self-care. Because of their broad background in biological (including pharmacological) sciences as well as the behavioral sciences, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing are a rich resource as providers of Psychiatric Mental Health services. They are advocates of, and partners with, the consumers of their services.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners provide a full range of primary mental health care services to individuals, families, groups and communities. They function as psychotherapists, educators and clinical managers.

Qualified to practice independently, Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses offer direct care services including health promotion, illness prevention and rehabilitation in a variety of settings. The clinical treatment programs the practice will provide include treating individuals and families in their recovery from unexpected, tragic and traumatic events. These events may be the result of disasters such as motor vehicle accidents, fires, floods or explosions; violent crimes, tragedies of war or powerful losses such as sudden death, serious illness, or crippling injury to oneself or a loved one. Regardless of the cause - shock, anger, sadness, depression, panic and anxiety often follow. Many physical and emotional injuries are prolonged and may never fully rehabilitate due to undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorders.

Untreated, patients with these symptoms spend over $42.3 billion annually on physical and emotional ramifications related to this illness in the United States.

Deborah is able to offer a variety of treatment modalities, including holistic treatment options and medication management.

Deborah's background, education and experience in both pain management and acute in-patient psychiatry have made her a highly respected and sought after asset to clients and medical facilities.

Her private practice office is located at 55 Newton-Sparta Road, Suite 104, Newton, NJ 07860. Office hours are by appointment. For further information, call 973.579.9394.