Mental health matters. We are here to help. So let's Toc !!
Welcome to TocDoc, the mental health specialists in Central Illinois. Here, our professionals know that mental health is not just about treating psychiatric illnesses but about maintaining health and wellness in all spheres of one's life. It’s about providing holistic care, personalized to one's unique situation and building a community of support. Our vision is to help our patients succeed and thrive personally and professionally.
Toc (pronounced as “talk”) is an abbreviation for The Oval Circle. The Oval Circle, for me, symbolizes several themes of human behavior but one that is most relevant to my work as a mental health specialist is the concept of cognitive distortions and how that affects a person’s view of the world around him/her. A circle (a desired state of mind) when viewed from a different angle, appears to be oval in shape (a cognitive distortion). Our mission at TocDoc is to help you see the circle again.
Nitin Bhosale, MD.
Nitin Bhosale, M.D. is a physician board certified in three medical specialties- Adult Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He has been practicing as a psychiatrist for the past 15 years, has worked in diverse healthcare settings and has experience treating a broad spectrum of mental health issues ranging from more common psychiatric disorders to complex neuropsychiatric disorders and those with significant medical co-morbidity.
Dr. Bhosale is a proponent of evidence-based medicine and integrative medicine. He believes in treating the person and not just focusing on the illness. He is passionate about the use of technology and innovation in healthcare leveraging it to, not only improve access to care, but also to improve quality and patient engagement.
His treatment philosophy is based on the 3 Ps- Patient engagement, Patient activation and Patient partnership. He believes a well informed patient in a relationship of trust and honesty with their healthcare providers and willing to share decision making, responsibility and accountability will most definitely master the art of healing.
Education & Training
Dr. Bhosale completed medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, a premier medical institution in Bombay, India. Subsequently, he immigrated to the US, completed his internship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and graduated from the Psychiatry Residency Program at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. This was followed by an intensive and enriching Fellowship training in Psychosomatic Medicine (aka Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry) at the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital (affiliated with Harvard Medical School) in Boston, MA. More recently he completed Masters level courses in the field of Medical Informatics from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and has successfully achieved board certification in one of newest medical specialties- Clinical Informatics.
Amazement Award, Banner Health
The Paul E. Kaunitz Award for Consultation Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Bhosale lives with his family in Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area, a wonderful University town in central Illinois. They are active in the Chambana community and are a common sight during town events and at the local YMCA. They are active members of Danny’s Fund, a not-for-profit charitable organization promotes awareness to raise much-needed funds for pediatric cancer research. In his free time, Dr. Bhosale loves to play tennis, garden, tinker with electronics, spend time with family and occasionally embarass others by attempting salsa dancing and bollywood singing. Yup. That’s him!!