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|Board President-Elect 2020|
John Prater, DO
Dr. Prater received his DO degree in 1981 from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed a rotating medical internship at Brentwood Hospital followed by a residency in psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He is board certified in psychiatry.
With over 35 years in the practice of medicine, Dr. Prater has served in various capacities, including medical director of several geriatric psychiatry programs and of a long-term care facility for adults with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Prater has served as president of both the Florida Osteopathic Medical Society and the Southwest Chapter of the Florida Psychiatric Society. He has been a frequent lecturer to physicians in primary care and other specialties and has also served as an Associate Professor for Nova Southeastern University and Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine.
While Dr. Prater has in large measure worked primarily in private practice, he also has devoted over 15 years to clinical trials with particular interests in mood, anxiety, and medical disorders that interface with psychiatry. In addition, for many years he served as the consulting psychiatrist to families and individuals with adult development disabilities.
A veteran of the Vietnam conflict, Dr. Prater is presently working at the Veterans Hospital in Phoenix.