Douglas Beech, MD, is a psychiatrist that has been in practice in central Ohio for 24 years. He is board-certified in Psychiatry (1996) and Forensic Psychiatry (1998) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has been re-certified in both specialties. He also serves as a consultant to Franklin County Residential Services of the Franklin County Board of MRDD (since 1993) and to Consumer Support Services of Licking County (since 1996).
Dr. Beech received his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, after a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Life Sciences from Kent State University. After an internship in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, he completed his residency in Psychiatry at Harding Hospital where he also served as Chief Resident.
After serving as medical director of partial hospitalization at Harding, Dr. Beech then served as Chief of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry (1995-1999) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where he continued to be a member of the active medical staff until 2015. Dr. Beech is on the clinical faculty at the Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry where he serves as a psychotherapy supervisor for senior psychiatry residents. He is also the founder and director of The Institute for Dynamic Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, a company providing continuing education to health professionals.
Dr. Beech has been repeatedly selected by his psychiatrist peers as an outstanding physician in his specialty (BestDoctors.com and WBNS TV/ Columbus Dispatch). He is a past president of the Psychiatric Society of Central Ohio, and is also a member of:
- American Psychiatric Association (1991-present)
- Ohio Psychiatric Physicians’ Association (1991-present)
- Psychiatric Society of Central Ohio (1991-present)
- American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (1998-present)