Board Certified Psychiatrist & Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Siegmeister is a South Florida Native, spending the overwhelming majority of his life living, training, and working here. He has worked with clients of all ages, and values the variety it brings to his practice and perspective. He believes that the whole person needs to be treated, and consequently evaluates all aspects of the situation, from medical to situational, to determine the best initial course. He has a background in both individual and group therapies, employing supportive, behavioral, and insight oriented approaches, as appropriate to best fit his client’s needs, as well as comfort with medical treatment of any underlying conditions that might manifest psychiatrically. Having worked extensively in school settings, including clients in both primary/secondary schools, and in college counseling centers, he knows that those currently in the process of development need a different approach to their treatment, frequently involving parents, teachers, or college faculty, and that working with everyone involved can lead to the quickest resolution of symptoms. He has significant experience in all forms of psychiatric issues, including mood symptoms, thought disorders, anxiety, phobias, attention deficits, behavioral issues, insomnia, compulsive disorders, emotional lability, substance abuse, and trauma. With work in a wide range of clinical settings, he can help his client’s navigate their care, regardless of their initial severity or symptoms, working toward the improvement in their quality of life they seek.
Dr. Siegmeister graduated with his Bachelor’s from Florida International University, after which he spent a number of years teaching, and obtained a Masters from the University of South Florida in Career and Technical Education/Adult Education. Upon deciding to pursue medicine, he initially completed a Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate program at the University of Miami, and then obtained his MD from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, staying there afterwards for his specialty training in Psychiatry, followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where he served as Chief Fellow, and was awarded with a Research Distinction. During his specialty training, he worked in multiple hospitals and environments, with the entire spectrum of clients. He primarily trained at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami Hospital, and worked with college students at the University of Miami Counseling Center. After training, he has worked providing Emergency care, with additional work in inpatient settings, both in mental health and as a consultant to medical units at multiple hospitals. He is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both general Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in Psychiatry.