Education and Specialty
Dr. Sanders is a board-certified psychiatrist that joined the Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals group in May 2018. He obtained his Bachelors of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College. Dr. Sanders furthered his education by earning his Medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Sanders completed Post-Graduate training from Children's Hospital National Medical Center in June 1987 and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in June 1991.
Awards, Service, Honors
Dr. Sanders holds the following awards and honors:
Honors and Awards
Supervisor of the Year Award, Emory Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2011
Vital Service Award, Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disability, 2004
Ambassador of Hope Award, Nashville Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1999
Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1994
Hollander Award for Outstanding Performance by a Psychiatrist Resident, 1991
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1986
Dr. Sanders is apart of the following affiliations:
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrist, 2015-present
American Association of Community Psychiatrist, 1996-present
American Psychiatric Association, 1988-present
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1988-present
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Medical Services
Dr. Sanders sees a robust range of patients struggling with:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorder
- Personiality Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Behavioral Issues
and many more.
Dr. Sanders is a husband, father, son, brother, friend, teacher, and physician. Like everyone, he has experienced joy and love along with pain and loss. Through all the good and not so good, he has learned lessons about what to try that might help and what to avoid. One quote he lives by is "Everyday, we all valiantly struggle to live and learn another day." What he has learned is that the choice of life, love and commitment is ours to make. His father, taught him that everyone always has a choice and that he can choose to affect the world and create his place in it or he can allow the world to create a place for him. He chose to affect the world and is honored by those who allow him to be part of their journey to affect their worlds.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanders, please contact Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals Decatur office at (404) 500-4266.