Mark Anderson, DO | Phoenix Metro Area

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Anderson is originally from Southern Nevada and is no stranger to the desert heat. He attended Dixie State University in Southern Utah where he received his Bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in biochemistry. He was also the lead life sciences tutor for the college. He then obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree with an advanced training certificate in lifestyle/integrative medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Oregon where he discovered Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and decided to dedicate his career to improving the mental health of children, families and his community. He then completed his residency training in general psychiatry at the University of Arizona/Banner Health in Tucson, Arizona in 2021 prior to relocating to the Phoenix area to pursue fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Creighton University School of Medicine/Valleywise Healthcare which he graduated from in 2023.

He is ABPN board-certified in adult/general psychiatry and child psychiatry board-eligible with plans to take his board certification exam in 2024. His professional passions include child psychiatry, integrative psychiatry, family dynamics and their impact on individual mental health, anxiety, and sleep disorders, public mental health education/advocacy, and school system mental health. He is also passionate about changing the practice of psychiatry using the latest scientific advances in genetics and neuroimaging.

As a husband and father of three, one of whom struggles with anxiety and ADHD, he recognizes how the mental health of the child can impact and be impacted by family dynamics and relationships. He loves working with adults, children and families to facilitate communication and family wide changes when appropriate. While he recognizes that sometimes medication is necessary, he also finds benefit in non-pharmacologic treatments like psychotherapy, supplements, lifestyle modifications and nutrition in the treatment of his patients when appropriate.

Personally, he enjoys reading, stand-up comedy, music, martial arts and most of all, spending quality time with his family camping, hiking, traveling, cooking swimming and playing video games.


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