Dr. Sawyer joined Alltyr Clinic in 2015 having known Dr. Willenbring and been an admirer of his work for 20 years. It is a pleasure to be able to work with him and help facilitate his vision of addiction treatment.
Prior to joining Alltyr Dr. Sawyer was Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Integrative Care at North Memorial Health Care. During his time at North Memorial Dr. Sawyer founded a Mind Body Based Psychiatric Partial Hospital Program as well as initiating Primary Care – Behavioral Integration to facilitate a more holistic and integrated approach to managing psychiatric and addictive disorders in primary care.
Dr. Sawyer completed his psychiatry training at Mayo Clinic previously having been family physician. His 30 years of training and practice in medicine and psychiatry provided him with a breadth of knowledge to provide a well rounded treatment experience for his patients.
Dr. Sawyer is a public speaker to physicians across the nation on topics ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction treatments.
In addition to traditional psychiatric and medication treatment Dr. Sawyer also engages in psychotherapy with an eclectic approach which draws upon traditional therapies such as psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies in addition to utilizing more holistic/mind-body approaches such as self-hypnosis, EMDR , meditative practices including mind-body skills groups, yoga, and mindfulness.
Dr. Sawyer is committed to the transformation of addiction treatment -meeting the patient where they are at in their journey -helping them manage whatever they bring to the table in a truly patient centered/collaborative approach utilizing the latest research for their addiction, psychiatric and medical needs.
Outside of work Dr. Sawyer enjoys biking, kayaking, yoga, travel and good food with family and friends.