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Horizon Blue Cross-Blue Shield**
Our Insurance Coordinator will check on all benefits before your Initial Consultation.
**Horizon BCBS members only, please note: Some policies “carve out” the mental health coverage to a separate company called Value Options. Pelorus Elder & Behavioral Health is NOT an in-network provider for Value Options. You will only be able to find out if your Blue Cross-Blue Shield policy is associated with Value Options by calling the contact number for “mental health services”, and asking if Value Options is associated with your policy. Calling the general “member services” number on your card may not provide you with the accurate information regarding your mental health coverage (they may not know that your policy uses Value Options). Again, you must call the phone number specifically listed for “mental health services” on your insurance card to determine whether Value Options provides the mental health coverage for your Horizon Blue Cross-Blue Shield policy.
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Matthew E BarnasMD, FAPA View Bio
Matthew E BarnasMD, FAPA
Dr. Barnas completed his Geriatric training at Yale University. This included training in the practice of nursing home Psychiatry, and learning the associated rules and regulations. Prior, he was the Chief Resident of Adult Psychiatry at NJMS, where he earned the A. Lester Granet annual award for excellence in teaching and leadership. He earned his medical degree from Rutgers-NJMS. He graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in Biology and is a diplomate of their liberal arts University Honors Program. Dr. Barnas’ clinical interests include evaluating and treating geriatric cognitive disorders (ie Alzheimer’s Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia), mood and anxiety disorders, and cognitive disorders in younger adults (ADHD). He is often consulted by other physicians to assist with evaluating and treating psychiatric issues in seniors, including the behavioral aspects of dementia (ie agitation, insomnia, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia).Associations
Dr. Barnas is the Medical Director and founder of both Pelorus TMS and Pelorus Elder & Behavioral Health, with 17 years of experience practicing medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in both Geriatric and Adult Psychiatry. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers–New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) medical schools, actively teaching medical students and Psychiatry residents at both programs. At the Cognitive Research Center of NJ, he is an investigator in current research trials seeking safer, more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s Dementia. He has presented on these topics at national meetings (AAGP and AAAP) and on behalf of community organizations like United Way, Alzheimer’s Association, and Alzheimer’s NJ. He has also published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and the book Comprehensive Review for the Psychiatry Boards. Dr. Barnas is on the medical staff at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.
Ritesh AminMD View Bio
Dr. Amin has been practicing for four years. He completed his Psychiatry training, including training in C & L practice, at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). Dr. Amin earned his medical degree from the University of Lodz, graduating second in his class. He completed his undergraduate education at Pennsylvania State University, with a B.S. in Biology/Genetics.Associations
Dr. Amin has a strong research background, and has published in the International Journal of Cardiology and Clinical Pediatrics. He has also presented at a national American Psychiatric Association convention and was nominated for a Golden Apple teaching award at Rutgers-NJMS.
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