Dr. Charles (Chuck) Browning, BLS, MLS, MD, board certified in Psychiatry

Dr. Chuck BrowningDr. Chuck Browning is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for RI International. He joined RI in 2009 as the Medical Director for the Henderson, N.C. Recovery Response Center (RRC). In 2016, Chuck was promoted to serve as Medical Director over all North Carolina crisis facilities, and was named RI’s CMO later that year. Prior to joining RI, Dr. Browning provided private psychiatric services, served as a psychiatrist for the Assertive Community Treatment Team, worked with My Life Recovery addiction treatment, managed outpatient psychiatric clients for Granville County and served as the psychiatrist for Central Prison’s outpatient team.

Dr Browning completed residency from UNC Hospitals Department of psychiatry and is board certified. He obtained his medical degree (MD) from UNC School of Medicine and completed undergraduate and post graduate degrees from North Carolina State University graduating as valedictorian and summa cum laude, while lettering in varsity football for four years.

Why do you work for RI?

“I believe in our mission and the value we bring to our communities. I was originally recruited by the company to provide psychiatric coverage and quickly discovered what a gem I had found. I’ve enjoyed the camaraderie and teamwork between all our staff disciplines in a unique way that I’ve not experienced at other hospitals. I’ve really appreciated that our focus on peer staff and how we treat our guests differently at RI. It’s positively impacted my ability to do my job as physician.  I’ve seen  people in crisis wait in Emergency Departments for days before being able to start treatment and have always said that we need RRC’s all over the U.S.!”

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