As Modern Psych’s medical director and CEO, Dr. Quinton Moss is an expert in the realm of mental health, addiction, wellness, and spirituality. We were excited to sit down with Dr. Moss to discuss his background, how he started the practice, and what he enjoys most about his current position. Let’s see what he had to say:
How did you decide to become a Doctor?
As a child, I always told my family that I wanted to be a football player and that once I got injured then I would become a doctor. Football never happened. I had a lot of respect for my family doctor growing up, but there was not anything in particular that made me become a doctor. Perhaps, it was God’s path the whole time.
Where did you go to school?
I grew up in Virginia and was raised by my grandparents. Before deciding where I wanted to go to school, I explored both law and medicine as reasonable options. I applied to many schools with the intent of practicing law, however since my family didn’t have a lot of money my path of education relied solely on scholarships. God provided a full scholarship from Norfolk State University to study science so that is what I did. This was one of my best professional decisions in going to an HBCU. Following my Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State, I went on to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School.
During my medical rotations at Eastern Virginia, I had the opportunity to complete my psychiatry rotation at the Hampton VAMC. This is where I really discovered my passion for psychiatry and was really inspired to treat the mind, body, and spirit as one. Working with the veterans was easy for me and I really enjoyed working in this type of environment. Following this experience, I was accepted into a combined residency in family medicine and psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati.
How did you start Modern Psychiatry and Wellness?
Following my 5-year residency, I stayed on as part of the research team at University of Cincinnati. I thought that I would return back home to Virginia, but then I was hired on as an assistant professor to teach medical students and residents. This opportunity led to becoming the medical director at Fort Hamilton Hospital’s psychiatric unit for 10 years. I decided to open my own practice in 2009 in Liberty Township. At first, I thought it would be nice to do something on the side and maybe see 5 to 6 patients a week. At the time, I delivered care almost for free. As time went on, I began to grow and had to move and expand the practice. As of today, we have offices located in Hamilton and West Chester, Ohio with numerous counselors, case managers, mentors, nurses, and nurse practitioners. It is a fun place to provide care.
What does an average day for you look like?
There are no average days. From seeing patients, to assisting my nursing team, administrative and CEO tasks, each day differs from the last. I involve myself in the community quite often and will have to prepare for those events. I have been involved more lately in Christian ministry and teaching. I currently work with a local church and conduct a live Facebook show on Mondays surrounding Mental Health called “Mental Health Mondays.”
Do you have a favorite part of your job?
I really don’t know if I have a favorite part of my job, but I have always enjoyed seeing my patients evolve. Whether it is seeing them evolve and get better with their conditions, managing their recovery plan, or just get better in general – I really enjoy that part of my job.
What do you enjoy doing for fun?
I have been trying to do better about exploring my hobbies outside of the office. It is something I’ve been trying to be better with since the start of my career. Faith is a very important aspect of my life both in the office and out. I attend bible studies, minister meetings, and prepare to preach at the Church some weeks and I really enjoy that. I love to spend time with my children and wife, and that must remain a priority. We have been really into getting outside more and going to the parks in the area.
What does the future hold for Modern Psychiatry and Wellness?
Our goal is to provide holistic and evidence-based treatments for mental health and addiction conditions. We want to find more effective ways to combine mind, body, spirit as we help people grow, evolve, and heal. Our team is also exploring better ways to incorporate integrative and natural remedies with the latest technologies to improve health.