Donna Westlake, MD
Dr. Westlake is a board certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist with a lifelong interest in community-based psychiatry. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York and has enjoyed practicing in diverse communities from Boston, MA to most recently Anchorage Alaska. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Biological Anthropology and the attended Cornell University Medical College. She then worked for four years as a Medical Officer in the US Navy as a General Medical Officer stationed in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. She trained at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge MA, a Harvard affiliated Residency Adult Psychiatry program where she also went on to complete her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.
Over the years, she has worked in a variety of settings from community based assessment clinics to residential/inpatient facilities, college mental health clinics to working with the homeless mentally ill. Her practice philosophy is to be able to draw upon the wealth of knowledge gained in these settings to continue helping clients across the lifespan. Her ultimate goal to use her expertise to provide outstanding quality therapeutic treatment and clinical consultation in a community setting that also provides a continuum of care with multidisciplinary involvement. “I see the ultimate goal of our work as psychiatrists as collaboratively supporting our patients and their families to help them to enjoy their lives within their communities and the world beyond.” She is very excited and pleased to be settling down in Baton Rouge and looking forward to experiencing all that Southern Louisiana has to offer.