CFLR Welcomes Dr. Harold Berkeimer to the Herkimer Clinical Programs

Dr. Berkheimer “Dr. B” is one of our newest employee additions to CFLR. Dr. B started as a counselor in our Employee Assistance Program, working to help individuals and families. He was recently promoted to a supervisor position in Herkimer programs. 

Dr. B was born and raised in north central Pennsylvania in a small rural farming town. After graduating high school, he joined the US Navy and served for 4 years. During the last 13 months of his enlistment he worked as an EOD/MED-EVAC in Viet Nam. After his military service he moved to southern California and started college with a major in chemistry and psychology. While in school, he began an electrical contracting business, which quickly grew into a 20-year business.

His real dream was to pursue a career in psychology and medicine. At age 45 he decided to change careers and realize his dream. He decided to sell his company and was admitted to medical school. After medical school, he completed a 4-year residency in adult psychiatry and immediately afterward did a 1-year fellowship in addiction medicine. Dr. B began his medical career at OMH at Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy, New York where he was assigned to the acute care ward. There he managed 10 to 20 patients daily from the surrounding state prisons for various psychiatric ailments. A few years after retiring from CNYPC, he decided to apply to CFLR for a new adventure.

CFLR is excited to have Dr. B as part of our team.

Posted by Wendy Stevens