Dr. Steven Rice, M.D., received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN in 1972. He, then, pursued his medical education at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, LA and graduated in 1976. After completing his residency in Psychiatry at the University of TN Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, TN, he became board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1984. As a successful psychiatric practice for over 4 decades in the MidSouth area, he founded Psychiatric Associates of Memphis which eventually merged with Vogelfanger and Struble Clinic in 2008.
In addition to this private practice, Dr. Rice treated patients within inpatient and residential settings and was on staff at multiple hospitals across the Mid-South region. These included North Mississippi Regional Center, Delta Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was named Director and Chairman for the adult psychiatric unit at St Francis Hospital from 1989 to 2001 and was a consultant with the Baddour Center in Senatobia, MS from 2009 to 2019.
Dr. Rice’s quest for knowledge and passion for research led him to be a strong advocate for Electro-Convulsive Treatment and eventually Ketamine Infusion Therapy for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Rice became a Principal Investigator at Research Strategies of Memphis in 2009 and an integral part in the development and establishment of Restoration Infusions Center.
Dr. Rice was respected by his colleagues and much loved by his patients and friends. He was active in his community and his church. He was appointed as a Member of the advisory board of CMDA (2005-2019) and appointed to the Board of Directors of SVRS (2010-2014). He also received the Barnabas Award from the Memphis Chapter of the CMDA in 2008 and the Doctor of the Year from the Marriott Assisted Living in Memphis in 2001.
As Restoration Infusions Center opened its doors in June of 2019, Dr. Rice lost his battle with cancer. His enthusiasm and love for psychiatry and research will continue here. His knowledge, expertise, and friendship will be deeply missed.
Dr. Eskin obtained a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with honors from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1994. He completed his medical and surgical internships at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, FL in 1995, followed by his residency in anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. After completing his residency, he began his career in Memphis, TN with East Memphis Anesthesia Services (EMAS). He currently serves as Managing Director of EMAS and has become an integral part of its growth and expansion into one of the Mid-South’s largest providers of anesthesia services. Dr. Eskin’s holistic, compassionate approach to medicine, along with his commitment to quality care has driven him to be patient-focused and results-driven in the areas of acute and regional pain management. With his desire for alternative therapies for mental and physical illnesses, Dr. Eskin has been a welcomed addition to Restoration Infusions Center as our Medical Director.
After earning her diploma of nursing from Baptist Memorial School of Nursing in 1991, Carolyn began her nursing career at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN where she worked in multiple specialty units ranging from critical care to labor and delivery. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Union University in 1995 and a Master of Science degree with a focus in anesthesia in 2008 from Arkansas State University. As a nurse anesthetist, she has worked in several institutions caring for adults and children who suffered with acute, traumatic, psychiatric, and chronic illnesses. Carolyn always pursued specialized care settings with autonomous roles utilizing critical thinking skills. Carolyn is a contributing author in Drain’s Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach and recognized by her peers for her years of service and dedication. She enjoys traveling and adventure, along with music and dance.
When I began the treatments I was taking three antidepressants and I was still having issues. Ketamine was, in my opinion, my last chance to find some relief. Within a month I was down to two antidepressants. I think I’ve now had ten infusions. I’m not “cured” or perfect but I’m so much better it’s amazing. Quality of life has improved so much. [Carolyn] has been right there with me when I’ve needed her. She goes out of her way to make sure everything is just so.