Derek Robben MD

Derek Robben MD

Family Sessions with the Dr. Robben are Standard at BoardPrep Recovery Center

Dr. Robben earned two board-certifications, one in addiction psychiatry and also general psychiatry. After completing his addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of South Florida, Dr. Robben served as the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program at USF for many years. Furthermore, you will find him published in many peer reviewed journals. In addition, during his stellar academic career, he earned the following awards: Faculty Clinical Teaching Award, Outstanding Resident Teacher, Outstanding Student in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, Award for Clinical Excellence in Neuropsychiatry Clerkship, Outstanding Radiology Instructor/Preceptor, U.S. Air Force.

Most recently, Dr. Robben’s peers voted him Top Addiction Doctor in Tampa Bay three years running (2016-2018). Furthermore, as Medical Director, Dr. Robben heads Tampa Bay’s top team of treatment experts specializing in mental health and addiction.


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South Tampa Psychiatry & BoardPrep Recovery

Good results come from good clinical processes that encourage long-term engagement. Considering psychiatric illnesses and dual-disorders are chronic and complex, treatment fails when it is overly simplistic. In other words,  “one-size-fits-all” programs lead to poor outcomes. However, a fluid and effective continuity-of-care approach dramatically improves results. Therefore, expert evaluation at the beginning, ongoing re-evaluation throughout treatment and robust follow-up brings about the best long-term results. Moreover, South Tampa Psychiatry offers objective clinical evaluations as well as follow-up services. Furthermore, if Dr. Robben recommends treatment and BoardPrep Recovery is not a good fit for any reason, a good alternative referral will be provided.

BoardPrep Recovery and South Tampa Psychiatry offers a highly personalized approach to recovery. This includes all private rooms, more individualized attention and the ability to keep your doctor and therapist after primary treatment is completed.