- Company: Freitas and Associates LLC
- Phone: (315) 552-1667
- Website: www.freitasforensics.com/
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties:Forensic Psychiatry and Family Medicine
Specialty Focus:Independent medical evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, medical records interpretations, medical and psychiatric malpractice, capacity evaluations (testamentary, to stand trial etc), insanity evaluations, asylum evaluations, risk assessments, psychological autopsies, trial preparation etc.
Education:Forensic Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate; Psychiatry, George Washington University; Family Medicine, Aultman Hospital/NEOMED
Years in Practice:1
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:4
Dr. Freitas is dually boarded by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is actively engaged in the practice of both clinical psychiatry and medicine. She has been qualified and testified as an expert witness in the states of NY and VA. Dr. Freitas serves on the Council of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, in addition to also being an active member of several committees: Addiction, Law Enforcement Liaison, Forensic Services Liaison and a founding member of the Women's Committee. Dr. Freitas' past experiences include working as a Medical Attending providing emergency services, as a Telepsychiatrist providing addiction services, as well as serving on Quality, Housestaff, Advocacy and Ethics Committees. D. Freitas is also an active member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences where she has presented at national conferences. In addition to clinical practice and expert consulting Dr. Freitas is also engaged as an educator by teaching medical students, residents and others. She is appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate.