Ron Groat, MD

Ron Groat, MD
Dr. Groat is a private practice psychiatrist in the Minneapolis metropolitan area with over 35 years experience. He has served as president of the Minnesota Psychiatry Society, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association and was a board member of the Mental Health Association of Minnesota for over ten years. Dr. Groat also developed and served as president of Behavioral Healthcare Providers, a nonprofit organization of over 1400 behavioral health providers, programs and hospitals offering quality mental and chemical health services. Dr. Groat completed his medical degree and psychiatric residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He has been voted a Top Doctor by Mpls.St. Paul magazine each poll since its inception in 1994. Dr. Groat is a physician consultant and member of the Advisory Team for VITAL WorkLife™, a national behavioral consulting company with providers in every major city and wide-ranging expertise in every aspect of behavioral health. VITAL WorkLife is the only company today providing healthcare organizations and practitioners easy access to the help they need. Dedicated teams of experienced medical and behavioral health professionals understand the unique needs of doctors and their families, and deliver the services needed to help overcome work and life challenges.

Can I have a drink when the day is over?

There’s nothing wrong with one or two drinks after work. Or is there? As I write about substance abuse concerns for us physicians, I could have easily started with worst-case scenarios, or cautionary tales. Some of the risks of alcohol use have been known for decades, if not centuries. But what about moderate use? When does [...]

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