The purpose of the Community Spotlight is to create a connection between the community and the professionals who provide services and resources to the citizens of our area. This segment is meant to educate the community on the different types of providers and various services that are available in Linn & Benton counties by showcasing specific individuals and agencies.
Through this, we provide you with a face to a name, and actual providers who represent and serve our communities through local organizations. Ever wonder what all the letters behind a clinician’s name really mean? Us too!
Enjoy meeting and learning about the people who help us get the support and services that we depend on to lead healthy lives.
Alan Silver, PsyD
Samaritan Health Services,
Albany General Hospital; North Albany Clinics
Dr. Silver is a Psychologist Resident with a focus on health psychology, including working with patients with physical and emotional distress (e.g., management of chronic pain). He works primarily with individual patients, but also co-facilitates the PainWise group with an emphasis on behavioral and physical strategies to manage pain. Research interests include LGBT health, as well as pre-surgical psychological evaluations (e.g., organ transplant). He completed his internship at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI and obtained his doctorate at Pacific University in Hillsboro, OR.