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Thomas Firnberg II, MD

Welcome and thanks for visiting my website.  I hope you will find the information you need.  My professional life has been varied and interesting.  Before entering practice in psychiatry, I worked for many years in general medicine.  This background in general medicine has been helpful in my work in psychiatry, helping me to know more about the general medical aspects of a patient, aside from the psychiatric.

Also, I have completed graduate education in the areas of philosophy and theology, and this has been most interesting and helpful in psychiatric work.  That is because the psychiatric profession overlaps with so many areas of human knowledge — the biological sciences, such as medicine, biology, & chemistry – as well as the humanities, such as philosophy, theology, and literature.  It is my hope that the knowledge and experience which I have obtained in these areas will help each patient or client to find the answers and treatments which he or she needs to live life to the fullest.

Aside from my work in psychiatry, I also provide private consultations for groups or individuals in philosophy — part of the new movement in “philosophical counseling.”  See the tab for Areas of Professional Practice for more information, or visit the website for The American Philosophical Practitioners’ Association ( for more information.

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Curriculum Vitae

(Last Updated January 26, 2009)

1.  Secondary Education:

Cedar Creek High School, Ruston, Louisiana


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1.  Student Body Co-President,

2.  VarsityFootball:

a.  All-State Defensive End

b.  All-State  Offensive Guard

3.  Presidential Classroom in Wash., D.C.

2.  Undergraduate Education:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

(, B.S. in Medical Sciences, GPA 3.897.


a.  Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity

b.  Campus Crusade for Christ, student leadership

3.  Graduate Education:

a.  Louisiana State University School of Medicine ( , New Orleans, LA, Doctor of Medicine degree.

Activities:  1.  Christian Medical Society, student chapter

2.    National Research Service  Scholarship, research in  medical ethics, Dr. James A. Knight, coordinator.

b.  Biola University, LaMirada, California (, M.A. in Philosophy of Religion & Ethics, grad. Dec. 2008 with highest honors, GPA  3.914, inducted to Kappa Tau Epsilon academic honor society.

4.  Post-graduate Education:

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a.  Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan (, Flexible Internship, ’82-83

b.  Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California (, Psychiatry Residency, ’00-03,  awards:  Highest P.R.I.T.E (Psychiatry Resident In-Training  Exam) score in residency program

5.  Board Certification:  Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (, January 2007, ABPN  #56807.