Dr. Patrick F. DeMarco

Director of The Colorado Mountain Psychological Services


Dr. Patrick DeMarco is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Colorado. He hase over 33 years of experience in Disaster Response. He helped form and command Disaster Medical Assistance Team of California #3 under the National Disaster Medical System. This was the first rapid deployment mental health team for the Federal Government. He spent 9 years as the Senior Mental Health Officer for the National Medical Response Team- Central U.S. This is a team who specializes in medical response to Weapons of Mass Destruction. Currently, Ihe is a Psychologist for National Disaster Medical System #1 - Operations. He is in the Operations sections of the National Disaster Medical System and the Emergency Managment Committee for McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado. He wrote the guidelines for the development of Disaster Response Team in the Mental Health Centers for the State of Colorado.

He is in private practice in Fort Collins, Colorado where he specializes in Trauma Stress; Pain Management; Psychological issues for Bariatric Patients; Multiple Sclerosis Patients; and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Psychological Issues in Medical Teams Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction: The focus is on Medical Personnel and Disaster Responders on understanding the complexities and trauma of responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Psychological Issues in Responding to Natural Disaster for Medical Teams: The focus is on Disaster Responders learning to cope with deployments to a federally declared disaster and how to assist others in a forward triage arena.

Trauma in Chronic Pain Patients: Understanding the complex issues that patients experience with chronic pain - both psychological and physical. Emphasis on helping the chronic pain patient learn to cope with their lifestyle and develop health adjustments.

Bariatric Surgery Patients- Beyond Surgery: This takes a look at the difficult adjustments many Bariatric Patients experience prior to surgery and following the surgery. Factors that helps establish success and failure is discussed.

Attention Deficit - An Ongoing Struggle: The focus of this presentation is on the understanding of the difficulties experienced by both children and adults with Attentional Deficits and how to assist them in developing positive self-esteem and coping strategies.

Following is a partial list of organizations with whom Dr. DeMarco has interviewed, consulted or trained:

The National Disaster Medical System

The U.S. Public Health Service Officer Corps

The National Medical Response Team- Central U.S.

The National Center for Biomedical Research & Training

The All Hazards Conference for the Southwest Regional All Hazards Region- State of Colorado.

The Medical Staff for McKee Medical Center- Loveland, CO

C.H.A.D.D. in California

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Orange County, California and Larimer County, Colorado.


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