Almog is a 17-year-old high school student at Cal Prep Academy, and has excelled in academics. He was in the International Baccalaureate program and will be graduating high school early, in December 2020, with an entire semester of College under his belt. He is currently working on passing his Certified Professional Biller (CPB) exam. He enjoys playing acoustic guitar and has been playing for nearly 10 years in bars and restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of music and is an avid record collector. He was involved in track and field where he ran the 100m sprint and spent considerable time in CrossFit. Almog is excited to be a part of the Lifetime Insight team and be at your service. He manages the front and back office and is your go-to for any issues that may arise.
Education and Work History:
Dr. Sarit Hovav graduated medical school from Ross University, completed her internship in Internal
Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, then completed a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Brain Stimulation and Neuroimaging in Mental Illness at the University of California Los Angeles' (UCLA) Semel Institute for Neuroscience, and then graduated Psychiatry Residency at the University of Nebraska-Creighton University program. She was previously employed as the Medical Director of Behavioral Medicine at Fremont Health Medical Center and decided to start a private practice in Omaha, Nebraska to be able to have a long-term relationship with patients in an outpatient setting. Dr. Hovav is now back in her home state of California and is seeing patients located in Nebraska, Iowa, Nevada, or California (she has licenses in these 4 states) through telehealth. A private practice where patients can be seen "live" is coming soon in Orange County, CA.
Awards, Publications, and Professional Positions:
Dr. Hovav has been extremely active in the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as well as the Nebraska Psychiatric Society (NPS) and shows her passion for mental health advocacy through her various leadership roles in these organizations. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and most recently held the position of Nebraska Assembly Representative to the American Psychiatric Association. She also was a member of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) task-force Committee. Her previous positions included International Medical Graduate Deputy Representative to the Assembly, Chair of ACORF (Assembly Committee of Residents and Fellows) to the APA, ACORF Mentor, Area 4 Resident-Fellow Representative, and APA Political Action Committee (PAC) member of the PAC Board of Directors. During her time with the APA, she has authored more than a dozen Action Papers advocating for the rights of patients, their treating physicians, and the profession. In 2015, she received the very prestigious William Sorum Award from the APA. She gives lectures all over the US and has been a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies. She is also involved in non-profit physician groups advocating for patient safety. She has been published in several peer-reviewed medical journals and has several more posters and medical writings. She has written for local newspapers and was interviewed on Doctor Radio on Sirius XM. Her major medical publications are listed here:
Dr. Hovav has a deep understanding of the biological, psychological and social components of mental illness. With a proper diagnosis, appropriate laboratory tests, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy, she helps people achieve emotional wellness. She believes in providing compassionate, appropriate, and effective mental health care. She is passionate about helping people break free of the barriers that contribute to mental illness.