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Dr. Rodney D. Collins, MDPsychiatrist

    Dr. Rodney Collins is currently board certified as an Addiction Medicine and General Adult Psychiatrist in private practice at New Visions Medical Group, Inc. in Beverly Hills, CA.  He also practices at AltaMed Healthcare specializing in the care of HIV/AIDS infected patients in East Los Angeles. Dr. Collins has previously practiced at Kaiser Permanente, Bellflower, Exodus Medical Group in Culver City, CA, and Hillview Mental Health Center in Lakeview Terrace, CA. .

    Dr. Collins graduated from Stanford University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, in 1983. From there he trained at King-Drew Medical Center and with the US Army in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Collins started his medical career in the United States Army as General Medical Officer, working as a Captain in Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Centers.. After receiving an honorable discharge from the US Army, he practiced eight years prior to returning to residency training in Psychiatry at UCLA-Olive View and Sepulveda VA Medical Centers in North Hills, CA.

    His knowledge and wisdom of addiction and associated behavioral issues allows Dr. Collins to treat his clients with empathy and understanding in providing solutions to the issues they face. Dr. Collins was born and raised in Southern California and enjoys skiing, exercise, sports, tennis, racquetball, movies and reading.

    Josh Lazie is CEO at Sea Change Recovery in Santa Monica, CACarrie Lagenbach is the Clinical Director at Sea Change Recovery in Santa Monica, CA