Ryan M. Fugate, MD
Psychiatrist, Center for Anxiety and Depression
Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Ryan M. Fugate, MD is a board certified psychiatrist at the Center for Anxiety and Depression. He focuses on the comprehensive psychiatric care of adults, ages 18 and above.
Dr. Fugate completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia and stayed on to complete his residency in psychiatry. Dr. Fugate has also received training in several psychotherapy modalities including Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). He has additional supplemental training in auricular, scalp, and body acupuncture and will offer this as part of the greater treatment plan when indicated.
Prior to opening his practice within the Center for Anxiety and Depression, Dr. Fugate proudly served on active duty as a psychiatrist with the United States Navy. Over eight years his service took him around the world, from the East coast of the US, to Afghanistan and Japan, and finally to the Naval hospital here in Bremerton, WA. During his tour in Okinawa, Japan he served as the department head of a multidisciplinary clinic that focused on the treatment of service members with traumatic experiences, often coupled with traumatic brain injury (TBI). He then deployed to Afghanistan as part of a larger trauma hospital team where he served as the head of the mental health clinic and the sole psychiatrist for US forces in country. Over the years, Dr. Fugate has worked in several different clinical roles providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency psychiatric care.
Dr. Fugate is available for the treatment of most psychiatric conditions but has particular interest in the areas of post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and adult ADHD. He believes in a multi-faceted approach to care and will often recommend elements of lifestyle modification, nutrition/supplementation, mindfulness and mind-body practices, in addition to prescription medication. He emphasizes a collaborative treatment approach, involving the patient and the entire healthcare team to optimize treatment efficacy and quality of care.