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About Behavioral Medicine

Behav­ioral Med­i­cine is an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary field of health­care con­cerned with the devel­op­ment and inte­gra­tion of psy­choso­cial, behav­ioral and bio­med­ical knowl­edge rel­e­vant to health and ill­ness.  Behav­ioral med­i­cine prac­tice focuses on how people’s thoughts and behav­ior affect both their emo­tional and their phys­i­cal health.

About Behavioral Medicine Institute, p.c.

The Behav­ioral Med­i­cine Insti­tute (BMI), based in Knoxville, Ten­nessee, is a group of prac­ti­tion­ers spe­cial­iz­ing in the appli­ca­tion of the Biopsy­choso­cial Model of health and dis­ease.  We pro­vide eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of the psy­cho­log­i­cal aspects of phys­i­cal dis­or­ders and of stress-related dis­or­ders.  BMI clin­i­cians also treat the full range of gen­eral men­tal health dis­or­ders.  The group includes psy­chol­o­gists, clin­i­cal social work­ers, psy­chi­a­trists, psy­chi­atric nurse prac­ti­tion­ers, and licensed pro­fes­sional coun­selors.  It was founded in 1990.  We offer empirically-validated assess­ments and treat­ment pro­grams for a vari­ety of prob­lems.  We rou­tinely fol­low a col­lab­o­ra­tive care model, coor­di­nat­ing our work with the patient’s other med­ical providers.  We are also expe­ri­enced in the inte­grated care model, and sev­eral of our satel­lite offices are located within other area med­ical practices.