CooperRiis welcomes psychiatrist J. Christopher Caston, MD

Published 3:18 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

J. Christopher Castor recently joined the staff of CooperRiis. Caston is board

J. Christopher Caston, MD

certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is

licensed in both North and South Carolina. He has an extensive knowledge and background in bio-chemistry, including presenting papers at international research conferences.

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Dr. Caston has had his own private practice of psychiatry in the Spartanburg, S.C. area for 35 years, has been the medical director of a psychiatric unit at Mary Black Memorial Hospital for the past 13 years and is a senior psychiatrist of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Dr. Caston said he is most looking forward to working in a healing community again, as he did in partial hospital program earlier in his career.

Dr. Caston said his aim is to aid in CooperRiis’ efforts by helping its residents to manage their symptoms and their recovery with the optimal use of medications. Medications “used quickly and properly,” he says, can ready a person for the host of other interventions offered in the CooperRiis Healing Community, from exercise to psychotherapy, improved nutrition and community work and service.