Medical DirectorVirginia “I believe that medical care should truly be about the care, attention, and respect we give each patient every day.”
Patrick Correnty brings 16 years of medical experience to his role as medical director for Phoenix House clients.
A native of Connecticut, Patrick attended Washington & Jefferson College where he received his B.A. in Biology. He worked in a variety of jobs including teacher, research analyst and restaurant owner. In 1995 Dr. Correnty received his Medical Doctor degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University in 1998.
“I went into primary care because I love taking care of the whole family,” Patrick says. From 1998 to the present day, Patrick has worked in private practice in Arlington, Virginia. He also served as Chief of Staff for Virginia Hospital Center in 2006 and Chairman of the Department of Medicine from 2003-2006. He was also named Top Doctor five times by Washington Magazine, and by Consumer Checkbook.
Throughout his residency, Patrick did volunteer work at free clinics and often encountered problems of substance abuse and addiction, an issue that he’d also encountered in his extended family. After he scaled back his private practice, he took the opportunity to help Phoenix House provide medical care. In 2013, after serving on several Phoenix House committees about housing and medical issues, he became medical director of Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic.
As medical director, Patrick supplies medical care for a range of ages at Boys Recovery Lodge, Girls Recovery Lodge, Demeter House, and other locations across the Mid-Atlantic region. He and his medical team ensure that people’s medications are effectively and safely administered, treat acute conditions or injuries, and work with a psychiatrist to treat mental health issues.
“I love going there every day. It really is a big part of my day,” Patrick says. “You can’t put a price tag on helping people.”
Patrick encourages clients, “This is your recovery. We’re here every day for you. You’re going to get an answer.” Respect is key to the Phoenix House model of care, he says: “I believe that medical care should truly be about the care, attention, and respect we give each patient every day.”