About Dr. Byk
The most valuable commodity in the world is information. This is why I find it extremely important to discuss all aspects of psychiatric care with those that come to me for help. I take the time to hear the symptoms, attempt to understand what is happening, so that I can make an informed and accurate diagnosis. I understand that sometimes the answers that I give are not something that’s expected, but I always strive to make the best diagnosis as well as provide the best treatment that is medically indicated. My philosophy is to treat with the least amount of medication necessary at the smallest effective dose. This attempts to avoid medication stockpiling. In addition to medication, individual therapy is often beneficial and necessary that is why I frequently refer to one of the skilled psychologists or psychotherapists in the office.
I gained experience in complex forensic psychiatric cases when I headed the intermediate security unit at Summit Behavioral Healthcare, a state forensic hospital, in Cincinnati. There I performed violence risk assessments, wrote reports for the criminal court, and testified during cases brought in front of the mental health court.
At the same time, I served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. This included coverage at the University Hospital’s psychiatric emergency department which required me to make difficult decisions regarding individual’s abilities to make decisions or care for themselves.
After leaving Ohio I came back to my home state. I worked for two years as a general psychiatrist at nursing homes between Daytona Beach and Port St. Lucie gaining valuable geriatric experience.
Since then I have added more geriatric experience in nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in the South Florida area and worked again in a forensic setting at Martin Correctional Facility in Indiantown.