About

Dr. Michael Hilton, M.D.

Dr. Michael Hilton obtained his medical degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1984. He completed his residency in General Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1989, and then completed a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Maryland in 1990.

Since 1990, Dr. Hilton has been in the private practice of General and Forensic Psychiatry in Atlanta, Georgia. He treats a wide range of adult psychiatric conditions, including affective disorders, anxiety conditions, stress reactions, substance abuse disorders, chronic pain conditions and work injury related psychiatric problems.

Dr. Hilton’s forensic practice involves a variety of medical-legal consultations. He performs worker’s compensation IME’s, personal injury examinations in civil settings, guardianship examinations, return-to-work and disability assessments, child custody evaluations, and criminal assessments to address issues of insanity, competency, mitigation, and pre-sentencing recommendations. Dr. Hilton has performed examinations and or given expert testimony in several State and Federal jurisdictions, and other countries.

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Dr. Suzanne Tambasco, DNP-PMHNP

Dr. Suzanne Tambasco, DNP-PMHNP, MED, CCM, CRRN, CCM, NCLCP, LNCC, is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner, board-certified in psychiatry/mental health at MUSC in Charleston, SC. She has been Certified as an Occupational Health Nurse, Case Manager, Medicare Set-Aside Consultant, Life Planner, Nurse Life Care Planner, Legal Nurse Consultant, Registered Rehabilitation Nurse, and Disability Management Specialist.

She completed a post-doctorate nurse practitioner certification in orthopedics in May 2020 at Duke University. She has a Master’s of Adult Education. Suzanne has been involved with worker’s compensation for the last 25 years as a Catastrophic Rehabilitation Supplier. She serves as the Chairman of the Managed Care and Rehabilitation Committee for Georgia’s SBWC Advisory Council.

Dr. Tabmbasco has her Medication-Assisted-Treatment Waiver (MAT). She has completed certificate work in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mind-Body Stress Reduction, 40-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.

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Richard Duhe, M.A. Counseling, A.P.C.

Mr. Duhe is a Georgia licensed Associate Professional Counselor (APC), providing mental health therapy under the direction of Dr. Michael C. Hilton, M.D., Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and receives Clinical Counseling Supervision with Dr. Louis F. Boynton, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS.

Mr. Duhe received a Master’s in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministries from Ozark Christian College. He has worked within inpatient and outpatient mental health settings treating adults, as well as community-based group homes for disabled children and adolescents. Mr. Duhe is a former Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), providing return-to-work services for injured employees. He served as Chairperson of the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Chairman's Advisory Council, Rehabilitation and Managed Care Committee from July 2009 to July 2012, and as a committee member from July 1996 to July 2012.

Mr. Duhe works with individuals and couples who are experiencing addictions, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, healthcare changes, low self-esteem, stress, PTSD, trauma, and work-life career transitions. His collaborative patient therapeutic focus draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Gottman Method Therapy. Mr. Duhe would consider it a privilege to assist you on your unique journey, while gaining new hope for a successful return-to-work or life-stage transition.

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