Ernest A. Graypel, MD, MHA
Dr. Graypel received his medical training in the former Soviet Union. While studying to obtain a medical degree, he worked as a nurse to support his family, and after graduation was employed as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine of his medical school, simultaneously pursuing all of his passions: education, clinical practice, and clinical research. He also, concurrently, started his first business venture at that time.
26 years ago, Dr. Graypel brought his family to the United States, and again, being a family-oriented man, started his life in United States by stabilizing his family’s situation before establishing himself as a physician. He launched a home health care business which he developed into a profitable company with two offices – in St. Louis and in rural Missouri area, and soon after that became an owner and operator of three assisted living facilities, also becoming a licensed nursing home administrator. For over a decade, Dr. Graypel successfully managed all of his businesses, being directly involved in all of the aspects of his clients’ care and supervising over 50 of his employees.
Despite a degree of success in his business endeavors, direct clinical work as a physician was a big thing that was missing in Dr. Graypel’s life. As a result, he studied while still managing his businesses, and successfully passed all of the medical license examinations after which he completed psychiatry residency training. While preparing for his boards, Dr. Graypel also completed his Master of Healthcare Administration degree.
Since completion of his residency, Dr. Graypel worked as a medical director of behavioral health at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO, was employed by Corizon Health to manage correctional psychiatry for the entire state of Missouri, and is now in private practice – seeing patients in long-term care facilities and in his outpatient office, as well as providing consulting psychiatry work at several hospitals within the St. Louis area. In his outpatient practice, he provides an integrated approach to patient care, strategically using medications, psychotherapies, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as may be appropriate, in the treatment of his patients.
Dr. Graypel is a clinical assistant professor at A.T. Still University, and until recently was a clinical instructor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and an adjunct faculty at Harris-Stowe State University. He is a member of the Healthcare Management Advisory Board at Harris-Stowe University, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Administrators.
Dr. Ernest Graypel is a lifetime member of Trademark Top Doctors of America.