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Lee, psychiatrist, joins Rutherford Hospital medical staff

Rutherford Hospital Inc. (RHI) announced recently that James Lee, MD, a psychiatrist, has joined the medical staff.

Dr. Lee joins Mathew Joseph, M.D., as part of RHIs Insights Psychiatric Resources, which comprises two distinct programs – the mental health clinic that has recently relocated to a Spindale location and an inpatient behavioral health unit located on the 5th floor of the hospital.

Dr. Lee comes to RHI from Piedmont Neuropsychiatry in Durham, N.C., and Charlotte, N.C., where he served as physician and medical director. Dr. Lee received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University, where he also completed his residency and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

RHI announced this past year the opening of a new office for the mental health clinic portion of its Insights Psychiatric Resources. The new location is 393 Oak St. in Spindale, N.C. Insights Psychiatric Resources provides advanced treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar and other mental health problems for adolescents, adults and seniors.

CEO Dave Bixler said, Through the effective treatment services of Insights Psychiatric Resources, many people have found new hope and new tools for healthy living. The addition of Dr. Lee to this part of our organization further enhances the support we can give to the people of Rutherford and surrounding counties.