Advanced Psychiatric Therapeutics (APT) was founded by Dr. Jeremy Roberts in 2011 when he noted that several relatively commonplace treatments used on the mainland had very limited access (if any) in Hawaii. Everyone benefits from a widening of options for the psychiatrically ill, thus he set up his clinic with the goal of bringing the cutting-edge of psychiatric care to Oahu. As the clinic has grown, it continues to provide up-to-date care for adults, and has expanded to include child & adolescent psychiatry as well. It has grown from a solo practice to a practice of several medical providers sharing the goal of providing excellent care to all our patients.
The treatment that initially prompted the opening of the clinic was Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (the FDA approved Neurostar). Dr. Roberts has been operating the only one in Hawaii available to civilians since 2011. Another state of the art technology available almost exclusively at Advanced Psychiatric Therapeutics is pharmacogenomics, genetic testing that suggests the psychiatric medications most likely to assist patients who suffer from depression or schizophrenia. This testing dramatically reduces the time and frustration involved in the current trial and error approach to finding the right medication for a patient. As medical director, Dr. Roberts travels to attend conferences and regularly incorporates adjustments recommended by the newest research. It is the goal of the clinic to keep up to date with the ever-changing field of psychiatry so that our patients receive the best care possible.
In March of 2016, the Honolulu clinic, located in the Finance Factors Center, was added to expand care and offer a second location for the convenience of patients.