Starting Patients on the Right Path to Improved Mental Health with Dr. Thomas Young

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Episode Overview:

During this episode, I am honored and excited to welcome Dr. Tom Young, a board-certified family physician, a national mental health expert, and the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Proem Behavioral Health.

While together, Dr. Young shares how his company uses a fresh and innovative approach to deliver mental healthcare through an evidence-based behavioral health workflow engine that simplifies the complex process of delivering mental healthcare and helps providers and researchers get the data they need to make more informed clinical decisions and produce better outcomes for patients suffering from mental illness.

Join us as we discuss how Dr. Young and the Proem Behavioral Health team are starting patients on the right path to improved mental health. Let’s go!

Episode Highlights:

  • How Dr. Young started his career in the mental healthcare field
  • The ah-ha moments for creating Proem Behavioral Health
  • What biometric markers in behavioral health mean in 2023 and beyond
  • The effect of the pandemic on mental health and how Proem has helped others during these difficult times

About our Guest:

Thomas R. Young, MD is a board-certified family physician with more than 35 years of medical experience. He is also a recognized thought leader on ways to better identify and manage mental health disorders, especially among adolescents and teens.

Dr. Young currently serves as the Medical Director for Port of Hope in Nampa, ID, where he provides psychiatric services for clients with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health

disorders. Dr. Young is also the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Proem Behavioral Health, a behavioral health technology company providing tools for physicians and researchers to help diagnose psychiatric disorders accurately and efficiently.

Previously Dr. Young served for six years as the Medical Director of Idaho Medicaid and has remained active in the formation of medical and mental health policy for the state of Idaho. Dr. Young was also Chief Clinical / Medical Officer of Idaho Medicare QIO Qualis Health.

Dr. Young also served as President of Behavioral Imaging Solutions, a technology firm recognized for its application of video imaging for the treatment of children with autism. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer at US Preventive Medicine, a health technology leader in Population Health Management.

He is also a successful entrepreneur. His business ventures include Diversified Franchises, LLC which owns a chain of specialty restaurants, a home health business, and Elite Sports Society, a successful sports marketing business where he serves as the business development officer.

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