Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin Names New Medical Director

Mar 8th, 2016

Rupa Peddireddy, M.D., Named Medical Director of Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin

Lufkin, Texas (March 9, 2016)Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin, a behavioral health provider focused on the healing and long-term recovery of older adults and seniors, today announced the addition of Rupa Peddireddy, M.D., as medical director.

In this role, Peddireddy will manage and oversee daily clinical operations and lead the hospital’s clinical teams, ensuring both practice and professional standards are achieved and exceeded in the delivery of patient care.

Peddireddy is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in geriatric psychiatric services. She has served and treated more than 3,000 senior adults over the last three years across East Texas. Prior to joining Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin, she served as the medical director of UT Health Northeast’s inpatient and outpatient geriatric psychiatry programs in Tyler, Texas. Peddireddy received her medical degree from Gulbarga University in India and completed her psychiatry residency at Griffin Memorial Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. 

“Dr. Peddireddy brings more than two decades of experience to her role at Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin,” said Sherry Bustin, hospital administrator at Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin. “We are pleased to have such a compassionate physician at our hospital dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care." 

Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin provides high-quality, personalized and safe care to patients who may be experiencing mood and behavior disturbances or progressive, degenerative mental illnesses. Unlike many behavioral health providers, the hospital places extreme importance on addressing medical conditions that may be directly or indirectly related to behavioral health needs. In addition to receiving care from board certified or board-eligible psychiatrists, patients are closely monitored by medical physicians to ensure overall health and well-being and to address any general medical issues.

For more information about Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin, visit oceanslufkin.com or call (936) 632-2276. 


Oceans Healthcare is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Founded in 2004, Oceans provides inpatient and outpatient treatment with a special focus on the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults and seniors. With 17 locations in Texas and Louisiana, Oceans hospitals are consistently recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. For more information, visit www.oceanshealthcare.com


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