Joe L. Morgan, M.D. Received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Valdosta State University in 1976 and completed his Master's Degree at the University of Georgia. Dr. Morgan received his Medical Degree in 1987 from the Medical College of Georgia. He joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry where he directly supervised residents on Psychiatric rotation. He continues to remain active at MCG as a clinical faculty member participating in Mock Oral Examinations preparing tomorrow's psychiatrists. Dr. Morgan is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He served as Chief of Admissions Unit for the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Augusta. He is the Founder and Director of Valdosta Psychiatric Associates, Psychiatric Representative to the Medical Association of Georgia. He is past President of Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association. In addition, Dr. Morgan was selected "Psychiatrist of the Year" in 2005 by the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians' Association. He was also awarded the highest honor of Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Morgan is active in the Valdosta and surrounding communities serving on the Board of the United Way, The Haven shelter for abused women, Parkwood Developmental Center Human Rights Committee, local Alzheimer's Disease support group, lecturer to NAMI, Advisor to the Children's Advocacy Center Community Oversight Board, and member of the Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years. Dr. Morgan continues to support the community in "Your Health Matters" section of the Valdosta Daily Times, as well as, VSU Baseball Team Booster and volunteer.
Dr. Morgan specializes in psychiatric disorders, and is one of the few providers in Georgia to follow patients with treatment resistant depression using Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS). Valdosta Psychiatric Associates now offers an Impaired Professionals Program for healthcare providers for which Dr. Morgan serves as monitoring physician and advocate to clinical boards. Dr. Morgan is licensed and certified to treat opiate dependency with Suboxone (Buprenorphine).
Carmen Booth, PMH-BC is an Adult Mental Health Nurse Practioner licensed by the State of Georgia. She joined Valdosta Psychiatric Associates in April 2009. Carmen received her Master of Science in Nursing in the Adult Nurse Practioner Program at Valdosta State University in 1997. She received her Post-Master's Nurse Practioner/Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist from Northern Kentucky University in 2007. Carmen completed advanced educational preparation in psychiatric and mental illnesses.
She has over 20 years experience working as an RN and over 10 years experience as a Nurse Practioner. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practioners.