Psychiatrist

Education and Specialty

Dr. Sanders is a board-certified psychiatrist that joined the Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals group in May 2018. He obtained his Bachelors of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College. Dr. Sanders furthered his education by earning his Medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Sanders completed Post-Graduate training from Children's Hospital National Medical Center in June 1987 and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in June 1991.

Awards, Service, Honors

Dr. Sanders holds the following awards and honors:

Honors and Awards

Supervisor of the Year Award, Emory Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012

Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2011

Vital Service Award, Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disability, 2004

Ambassador of Hope Award, Nashville Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1999

Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1994

Hollander Award for Outstanding Performance by a Psychiatrist Resident, 1991

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1986

Society Memberships

Dr. Sanders is apart of the following affiliations:

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrist, 2015-present

American Association of Community Psychiatrist, 1996-present

American Psychiatric Association, 1988-present

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1988-present

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Medical Services

Dr. Sanders sees a robust range of patients struggling with:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personiality Disorder
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues

and many more.

Fun Facts

Dr. Sanders is a husband, father, son, brother, friend, teacher, and physician. Like everyone, he has experienced joy and love along with pain and loss. Through all the good and not so good, he has learned lessons about what to try that might help and what to avoid. One quote he lives by is "Everyday, we all valiantly struggle to live and learn another day." What he has learned is that the choice of life, love and commitment is ours to make. His father, taught him that everyone always has a choice and that he can choose to affect the world and create his place in it or he can allow the world to create a place for him. He chose to affect the world and is honored by those who allow him to be part of their journey to affect their worlds.

Contact Information

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanders, please contact Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals Decatur office at (404) 500-4266.