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Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Male

Languages: English,

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Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP

Specialties:

Counseling Psychology

Forensic Psychology Board Certified

Primary Location: SVCMC Main Campus

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Male

Languages: English,

2351 East 22nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone: 216.861.6200

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Disabled Access: Yes

Public Transportation: Yes

Biography:

Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic) is St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s chief behavioral health & addiction medicine. In this position since January 2020, Dr. Biscaro serves an integral role in improving access for Rosary Hall detoxification and outpatient programs, inpatient adult and geropsychiatry, and psychiatric emergency department. Furthermore, he is leading the clinical teams providing behavioral health and addiction services in a transformational effort to create an integrated and expanded continuum of services that addresses the holistic needs of patients.

Dr. Biscaro has served at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System since 2009 in the roles of program director and team leader for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC), and clinical psychologist. He took on the expanded role of service line manager for peer support services in 2019 after completing leadership training through a multi-state Veteran Integrated Service Network Leadership Development Institute training program.

Dr. Biscaro has a special interest improving program access, most notably by implementing one of the first PRRC telehealth programs offering the full complement of services to Veterans in the Akron area. Dr. Biscaro now co-leads a national workgroup focused on developing standards for PRRC telehealth implementation. Through the implementation of telehealth programming, but also enhanced services for people with co-occurring addictions, the PRRC has more than doubled in its capacity and size.

Dr. Biscaro holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from John Carroll University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Xavier University. He completed his internship and post-doctoral residency in clinical psychology at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

In 2017, Joseph’s Home, the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care, named Dr. Biscaro as behavioral health director. Also, Dr. Biscaro consults with various behavioral health programs throughout the community to extend best practices and improve training.

Education

Cleveland VA Medical Center Internship - 2004

Xavier University Medical School - 2005

Cleveland VA Medical Center Residency - 2006

Treatment & Services

  • Addictive Disorders
  • Alcohol use
  • Anger management
  • Anger/Stress Management
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral health
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Consult Liaison Psychiatry
  • Counseling
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Drug use
  • Elimination disorders
  • Forensic Evaluation and Treatment
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Life Coaching, Goal Facilitation and Lifestyle Changes
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Medication-induced movement disorders and other adverse effects of medication
  • Mental health
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Other mental disorders
  • Feeding and eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Paraphilic disorders
  • Peer support
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Assessment Evaluation
  • Psychological services
  • Psychological services
  • Relaxation
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Sleep problems
  • Sleep-wake disorders
  • Somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Stress management
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and stress-related disorders

Insurance Accepted

  • AETNA HEALTH NETWORK OPTION - HMO
  • AETNA NETWORK - HMO
  • AETNA OPEN ACCESS - HMO
  • AETNA SELECT - HMO
  • AETNA SELECT CHOICE - HMO
  • AETNA US ACCESS - HMO
  • ANTHEM BLUE PREFERRED - HMO
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLAN - HMO
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE (CIGNA) - HMO
  • HEALTH OHIO (MMO) - HMO
  • SUPERMED - HMO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE OF OHIO - HMO
  • BUCKEYE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN HMO - MCD
  • CARESOURCE HMO - MCD
  • AETNA GOLDEN HMO - MCR
  • ANTHEM MEDICARE PPO - MCR
  • ANTHEM SENIOR ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • BUCKEYE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN HMO - MCR
  • CARESOURCE ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • MEDICAL MUTUAL OF OHIO MEDICARE ADV - MCR
  • SUMMA CARE HMO - MCR
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE SELECT HMO - MCR
  • AETNA ELECT CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA GOLDEN CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA MANAGED CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA OPEN CHOICE - PPO
  • ANTHEM BLUE ACCESS NETWORK (FEDERAL - PPO
  • ANTHEM BLUE TRADITIONAL - PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLAN - PPO
  • CONFINITY (FORMERLY PPOM/ASC FLORA) - PPO
  • EMERALD HEALTH NETWORK-INTERPLAN HE - PPO
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK (COVENTRY) - PPO
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE (CIGNA) - PPO
  • MULTIPLAN - PPO
  • OHIO HEALTH CHOICE - PPO
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS (MULTIPL - PPO
  • SUPERMED CLASSIC (MMO) - PPO
  • SUPERMED PLUS (MMO) - PPO
  • SUPERMED SELECT (MMO) - PPO
  • TRICARE - PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE OF OHIO - PPO

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