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Nekesha Oliphant

Nekesha Oliphant MD

Vice Chair of Inpatient Psychiatry at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Nekesha Oliphant is board certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. She is currently the Vice Chair of Inpatient Psychiatry at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX which provides acute inpatient psychiatric care to adolescents and adults as well as psychiatric consult liaison services to the medical floors.  She is also the Medical Director of the Local Commitment Alternative state hospital bed unit. She is an associate faculty member of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry for University of North Texas Health Science Center Osteopathic School of Medicine and Texas Christian University Allopathic School of Medicine.  She completed Family Medicine Residency at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center in McKeesport, PA and Psychiatry Residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA.

She formerly worked as an outpatient Family Medicine practitioner in Big Spring, TX and as an outpatient Psychiatrist for West Texas Centers My Health My Recovery (MHMR) program providing both in-person and telemedicine services.  Dr. Oliphant returned to the Permian Basin area to assist in opening an acute adult inpatient psychiatric unit within the Scenic Mountain Medical Center Hospital.  Combined training was an integral part of her appointment at the Easter Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA where she served as the Medical Director for the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit.  Dr. Oliphant focuses on the integration of medical and psychiatric care on all services and in her teaching of students and residents.  She has been awarded “Excellence in Psychiatric Education” and “Teacher of the Year” in the Department of Psychiatry. She is named one of Fort Worth Texas “Top Doctors” in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as  recognized as a “Super Doctor 2016” in the field of psychiatry.

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