Dr. Baljit Singh is an attending psychiatrist with Methodist Medical Group, delivering outstanding healthcare and ensuring ongoing, high-quality psychiatric care in central Illinois by sharing his knowledge with future physicians. In addition, he volunteers his time to help educate the community in an effort to remove the stigma of mental illness and improve the quality of life for individuals and families struggling with mental health issues.
Dr. Singh has successfully treated hundreds of adults suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses. Since 2004, he has served as clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, teaching medical students about all areas of general adult psychiatry three days each week. He has also co-written and published articles in several scholarly journals.
Dr. Singh is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and served as a board member for NAMI Tri-County, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. He has also participated in NAMI panel discussion meetings, educating the public in a question-and-answer format.
As president of the Central Chapter of the Illinois Psychiatric Society from 2005 to 2007, Dr. Singh arranged lectures for psychiatrists to educate the community on mental health issues. He also shares his knowledge at local meetings of Mood Challenge, a nonprofit organization that provides a venue for people to learn about mental illness and strategies for recovery in a non-hospital environment.
Dr. Singh is currently working on a drug research study with Peoria Pulmonary Group, investigating the relationship between depression and obstructive sleep apnea and potential pharmaceutical interventions.
In 2002, Dr. Singh received the Golden Apple Appreciation Award for outstanding teaching from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has served on numerous committees at Methodist Medical Center, including the finance committee, quality council committee, clinical performance improvement subcommittee and emergency department risk assessment team. These groups ensure continuous quality improvement and fiscal responsibility in healthcare delivery. iBi