Medicine and Psychiatry Committee
Dr. Onate practices both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry the Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic at the Sacramento Primary Care Center. In his clinical work he supervises Psychiatry, Combined Internal Medicine and Family Medicine/Psychiatry and Internal Medicine residents addressing the coordination of medical care in uninsured and indigent patients with mental illness. He is a recipient of the American Psychiatric Association’s Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education. He has published several articles and book chapters in the field of primary care and psychiatry integration. He has spoken nationally at on the subject of integration and collaboration in medical and mental health care and has appeared on the PBS medical program “Second Opinion”. He is strongly interested in the collaboration and integration of psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment in primary care, HIV medicine and Hepatitis C. He is also involved in medical student education as a as a medical student Career Advisor. He is the faculty advisor for the UCDSOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
1996 Biology, University of Southern Mississippi
2000 University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Post Graduate Medical Training
2005 Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL