Robert A. Fleury, M.D., DLFAPA
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Dr. Fleury enjoys time with his family including his four children and five grandchildren. An All American swimmer in college, he has continued that interest through U.S. Masters Swimming competitions. Primarily, he enjoys open water swimming. He also enjoys boating and fishing with a special interest in excursions to the Gulf Stream. Antique boat restoration is a recent hobby, and he is restoring a family canoe.
Robert A. Fleury, M.D., DLFAPA
TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS
Robert A. Fleury, M.D., DLFAPA, received his undergraduate degree from Springfield College in 1967. Following college, he became an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent one year in Vietnam. He was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, advanced to the rank of captain, and, in 1970, left the Marine Corps to embark on a career in medicine. Dr. Fleury received his medical training at Wake Forest University Medical School and then entered residency training in family medicine at the Eastern Maine Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed his training in psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. While at Dartmouth, he was appointed to Instructor of Psychiatry during his final year. At that time, he also authored medical school curriculum in the area of addictionology through a grant with the KROC Foundation. He received certification in psychiatry and neurology in 1983. He was awarded the honor of Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association in 1992.
AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST
Dr. Fleury's career in psychiatry has focused on providing both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Since 2016, he has concentrated on ambulatory services in the outpatient setting for psychiatric and substance abuse patients. He has special interest in biological psychiatry, psycho-pharmacology, dual diagnosis and chemical dependency treatment for all ages. He has developed buprenorphine services for the treatment of opiate addiction as part of the services array at CBC. For more than 30 years, he has had a clinical affiliation with First Health of the Carolinas and Sandhills Regional Medical Center. As president and medical director of CBC, he has developed a multidisciplinary clinical model for the treatment of children, adults, geriatric patients and families. Through his own experience in the U.S. Marine Corps, he developed interest in the treatment needs of both veterans and active service military. Toward the goal of providing comprehensive services and improving clinical outcomes, Dr. Fleury provided the leadership to incorporate in-house pharmacy and laboratory services at CBC.
Dr. Fleury has an active interest in administrative and organizational psychiatry. He is a founding member of the N.C. Physicians' Health and Effectiveness Program through the N.C. Medical Society. He served on that board for 10 years. He has also been involved in developing the Mid-Carolina Physicians' Organization in association with First Health of the Carolinas, serving on that board for 12 years. Additionally, he has served on the board of the Sandhills Community Care Network, a regional service for the N.C. Community Care Network. He also has an affiliate teaching appointment as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at U.N.C. Medical School.