Professionals

Derek Susalla, PA-C

Derek Susalla, PA-C is a physician assistant specializing in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central Michigan University attaining a B.S. in Kinesiology and attended Wayne State University for his graduate degree where he received a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. Derek received his training in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Wellington Retreat, an in-patient psychiatry hospital located in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has studied and practiced behavioral medicine under numerous Psychiatrists and Addiction Medicine Physicians in the Metro Detroit Area.
Derek cares for all behavioral conditions including mood and anxiety disorders and attention deficit disorders. He has a particular interest in adult ADHD, treatment resistant depression and anxiety, male sexual health, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Derek has a passion for health and wellness and is the primary prescriber of the Mind/Body Program at RCBM focusing on patient motivation, weight loss, sleeping disorders, and transitional life stressors. For patients who are concerned or hesitant about starting medication, Derek performs genetic testing to determine whether specific medications interact positively with their genetic makeup. Derek is honored to be a part of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine team. He is passionate about Detroit sports teams, his family, and living in the Rochester Hills community.