Dr. Noel has over fifteen years experience in providing clinical pharmacy services and oversight of integrated behavioral and psychopharmacologic treatment for individuals with mental illness and intellectual disability. Dr. Noel served as the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Chair of the Behavioral Treatment Committee at Rosewood Center, a state-operated residential facility for people with intellectual disabilities, from 2000 until its closure in 2009. From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Noel was a clinical pharmacist at Spring Grove Hospital Center, a large, state-operated psychiatric hospital. He provided drug therapy management services for adult, adolescent, and geriatric patients.
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Developmental Disabilities Administration
The Potomac Center is a state-operated residential facility licensed by the Office of Healthcare Quality as an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID). The Potomac Center, operates the Transitions Program, a program that provides a therapeutic environment in which men and women with mental illness and intellectual disabilities, and at times substance abuse concerns, receive active treatment appropriate for their strengths and needs as well as goals and wishes. The therapeutic environment provides treatment for the mental illness and substance concerns as well as helps each person served to pursue self direction with regard to their life skills, choice of residence and vocational pursuits. The program’s ultimate focus is to help each person return to the community of their choice as soon as possible.
Dr. Noel is a clinical pharmacy consultant that works with Potomac Center’s administration, psychiatry staff, and behavioral health specialists to ensure appropriate drug therapy and to promote integrated treatment planning for all individuals receiving psychiatric services.
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Secure Evaluation and Therapeutic Treatment Program
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene operates two facilities on the grounds of state psychiatric hospitals (Springfield Hospital – Sykesville, MD and Clifton T Perkins Hospital Center – Jessup, MD) that serve as its Secure Evaluation and Therapeutic Treatment Program (SETT). The SETT facilities provide evaluation and assessment services, as well as active treatment to people with intellectual disabilities and court involvement within a secure and safe environment.
Dr. Noel’s practice responsibilities at the SETT facilities is to provide clinical consultation, formulary management and drug therapy monitoring services for individuals receiving care at both facilities.