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Bruce P. Capeheart, MD

Bruce P. Capeheart, MD
Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Duke University Medical Center
Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Capehart graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and earned his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He then completed his residency in psychiatry atDuke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and completed a fellowship in health system management there.

Dr. Capehart has nearly 30 years of experience providing comprehensive psychiatric care. He most recently served as a psychiatrist at Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Durham, North Carolina, primarily working with combat veterans who presented with multiple medical, neurologic and psychiatric symptoms. Dr. Capehart also served on the VA’s national Medical Advisory Panel for oversight of pharmacy formulary decisions and served with the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a psychiatry mentor for the mid-Atlantic region.

Dr. Capehart previously served as a Major in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps, completing a deployment to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom as the senior mental health clinician and supervising the care of 10,000 U.S. and coalition servicemembers in Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. He was also an assistant professor for the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine; co-authored more than 30 journal articles, letters, editorials, book chapters and abstracts; and gave nearly 30 international, national and regional lectures and presentations.

In addition to his work with psychiatric patients and advisory services to senior VA leadership, Dr. Capehart collaborated with an engineering research group. This group studied and published research into the relationship between blast trauma and brain injury and helped his VA colleagues and patients bridge gaps between clinical symptoms and neurotrauma.

Dr. Capehart proudly joins the highly skilled physicians and staff at Lexington Medical Specialists. He brings additional expertise in understanding and treating interdisciplinary problems, including the overlap between psychiatric symptoms, cognitive problems, chronic pain and medical diagnoses. This practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality inpatient mental health services at Lexington Medical Center, in addition to comprehensive care for infectious diseases.