Howard Weiner, M.D.
“Intuition - our empathic connection with patients - is the psychiatrist’s diagnostic and therapeutic instrument. We use our intuition… and our humanity.”
Making meaningful connections with patients is the cornerstone of treatment for Dr. Howard K. Weiner, M.D., who as attending or “float” psychiatrist maintains continuity of care for patients in all units of the hospital by filling in when their regular doctors are away.
Dr. Weiner speaks of “the privilege of watching patients grow right in front of me as they progress in treatment.” He says you always know it when you see it: “It’s the sense of new possibilities emerging; it’s the sense of new vistas unfolding; of hearing things that have never been told before.”
Dr. Weiner places his therapeutic work in the broader context of a patient’s self-defined network of support, be that from family, friends, or others in the community. “That net of relationships is a critical part of ongoing treatment”
As Dr. Weiner’s duties took him across the full spectrum of the hospital’s centers of expertise, he became an unabashed advocate for Silver Hill. “It’s simply the best hospital available,” he states. “I have never seen a facility that delivers quality at such a high and consistent level. Everybody who works here is, in my opinion, outstanding.”
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital
University of Michigan
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry