SPERO (/ˈspeː.roː/) Latin. HOPE. to trust in, seek, or desire for something better
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Designed as a multispecialty practice dedicated to mind-body wellness, SPERO Consulting PLLC seeks to utilize psychiatry, physiatry, adaptive care and counseling for the treatment of physical and mental illness. SPERO strives to combine grounded, therapeutic treatments with cutting-edge techniques, including the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). Our cross-disciplinary approach capitalizes on the collective expereince of our physicians.
Dr. James Hughes specializes in adult psychiatric care, with a broad spectrum of clinical experience in pharmacological and psychotherapeutic management of mental health issues (depression, anxiety, bipolar-spectrum disorders, attention-deficit disorders, psychosis and addiction medicine). Dr. Hughes received dual specialty training in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Texas and West Virginia University. During his training he was appointed Chief Resident, and received awards for teaching, academic achievement, and medical excellence. He continues to be active in psychiatric rehabilitation as a consultant for "The Center - A Place of Hope," a partial hospitalization program in Edmonds, WA. Dr. Hughes is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Southern Psychiatric Association and the Clinical TMS Society.
Dr. Christina Hughes specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with a subspecialization in neuro-rehabilitation and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She completed her residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, where she was chief resident; and she has additional Fellowship training in MS through the MS Centers of Excellence in Seattle. Leadership roles have included: faculty appointment at the University of Washington, Director of the MS Regional Program at the VA, and Medical Director for the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at EvergreenHealth. Dr. Hughes has publications in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and has an active interest in ongoing research. Current areas of study include spasticity management and the utility of rTMS for depression in MS. Dr. Hughes has a passion for education and gives academic presentations at the local, regional, and national level. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Neurology and the Clinical TMS Society.
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