Published on September 17, 2019

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Joins Behavioral Health Team

Photo of Ferdnand Osuagwu, M.D., psychiatrist with MidMichigan Health.Psychiatrist Ferdnand Osuagwu, M.D., recently joined MidMichigan Physicians Group and is a member of the behavioral health team. Dr. Osuagwu specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, and sees patients at his office in Midland.

Dr. Osuagwu attended medical school and completed his internship at the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria. He also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Osuagwu is board certified in psychiatry.

Dr. Osuagwu was attracted to the field of psychiatry because he loves listening to people and the stories of their life. “My job affords me the opportunity to watch my patients grow as I continue to care for them,” he said.

To him, the most satisfying part of his job is helping to change the trajectory of children when they struggle, and seeing them thrive.

“I am a firm believer of using the bio-psycho-social model, and I typically seek out the psychosocial stressors and organic abnormalities that may be creating the current problem that my patient is struggling with,” said Dr. Osuagwu. “Things like family dynamics and interpersonal relationships may need to be addressed with interventions like psychotherapy in order to get the best results. Medication is an important tool, but should be used prudently after addressing the issues that are creating psychosocial stressors.”

Dr. Osuagwu strives to act as an advocate for all of his patients. “I have my patients’ best interests at heart all the time,” he said.

Dr. Osuagwu is certified in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and also performs transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS. Those who would like to inquire about becoming a patient of Dr. Osuagwu may call the office at (989) 839-3385.

Those interested in learning more about MidMichigan Health may visit www.midmichigan.org.

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