Rebecca L. Wysoske, M.D.

Rebecca Wysoske, MD
Assistant Professor

Academic Office:
985575 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5578
Phone 402.552.6002

Clinic Practice Location:
Poynter Hall
42nd and Dewey, SW corner
5th floor
For all appointments call 402.552.6007

Education:
University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
Doctor of Medicine, 1988

University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
Resident in internal medicine, 1991

University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
Fellow in infectious diseases, 1993

Creighton-Nebraska Residency Training Program
Resident in psychiatry, 2004

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha VA Medical Center
Lasting Hope Recovery Center

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Wysoske practiced Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease for 10 years, in both academic and private practice settings. She was Associate Program Director for an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa, Texas, and still enjoys teaching residents and students. During her years of treating acute and chronic medical conditions, she recognized the role that mental health plays in the lives of patients with medical issues. She returned to the Omaha area and completed a second residency, this time in psychiatry, in order to be able to address these needs.

Dr. Wysoske spends part of her time at the UNMC Department of Psychiatry outpatient clinic, where she sees adult patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and psychiatric problems associated with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury. She spends the rest of her time with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in Omaha, which provides psychiatric care and community support for persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses to assist them in continuing to live in the community and function at the highest possible level.

Several weekends per month, Dr. Wysoske volunteers at Hearts United for Animals, a no-kill shelter in Auburn, Nebraska that rescues dogs from puppy mills, "kill" shelters that euthanize unwanted animals, and natural disasters such as the Joplin tornado and the Missouri River flooding last summer. "In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog."

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