Lunde joins FirstHealth as psychiatrist

PINEHURST — A psychiatrist with an extensive background in child and adolescent psychiatry is now a member of the FirstHealth Behavioral Services team.

Before joining FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Dr. Mary E. Lunde practiced child psychiatry at Centracare Health System/St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn., where she served as vice chair of the Behavioral Health Department. Among various other responsibilities, she oversaw the ongoing development of early adolescent and high school programs for young patients and supervised family medicine residents and medical students.

Mary E. Lunde, D.O.

Mary E. Lunde, D.O.

Lunde received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Minnesota State University in Mankato before earning her doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.

She completed her internship and residency in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and was fellowship-trained in the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Psychiatric Association.

At FirstHealth, Lunde specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents in addition to adult patients who suffer from mental health conditions. Her areas of professional interest include depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders and substance abuse disorders.

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