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ST. LOUIS, Missouri

The INSynergy TEAM

Dr. Arturo Taca

Arturo Taca Jr., MD

As a psychiatrist and addictionologist, Dr. Arturo Taca has long been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for persons struggling with mental health issues such as addiction and treatment-resistant depression.

Dr. Taca graduated from The University of the East Medical School in Manila, Philippines and completed his psychiatric residency training at St. Louis University School of Medicine, where he was the Chief Resident of the Department of Psychiatry. He is adjunct faculty at St. Louis University and continues to teach and supervise residents and medical students. Dr. Taca is also involved in the newly formed Addiction Medicine Fellowship at St. Louis University through the Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Taca is triple board-certified and is a Diplomate in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Preventative Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Taca is a distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), where he served as the president of ASAM - Midwest Chapter. Before his presidency, he was elected to the Executive Board of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) as alternate Regional Director for Region VII which covers the 7 states of AR, OK, KS, LA, MO, NE, and TX.

Dr. Taca founded INSynergy in response to a dire need to provide effective, evidence-based, and cost-effective treatment solutions for motivated persons struggling with addictions. Dr. Taca and his team at INSynergy were instrumental in developing a unique protocol using a percutaneous nerve stimulator, the NSS-2 Bridge, to reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The NSS-2 Bridge was the first device granted by the FDA to be used specifically to reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

His interest in the field of neurostimulation began in the early 2000s when he was involved in the Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) trials at St. Louis University School of Medicine as a resident. Dr. Taca was one of the first providers to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) services to the St. Louis area in 2014. TMS is currently approved for Major Depression, OCD, nicotine dependence, and is being studied in opioid addiction, bipolar depression, and other psychiatric conditions. Cranial nerve stimulators such as the NSS-2 Bridge, Drug Relief, and S.T. Genesis are FDA cleared to be used in opioid withdrawal and chronic pain. Vagus nerve stimulators have been approved for the treatment of Major Depression and Epilepsy. Dr. Taca believes that these new neurostimulation treatments will play a major role in difficult-to-treat neuropsychiatric conditions.

In addition to his board certifications, Dr. Taca was voted one of the “Best Doctors of America in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry” by his peers. Only 5% of all doctors in the U.S. are recognized with this distinction and are selected by a consensus of more than one million votes cast by doctors across the country. He has been a “Best Doc” since 2009.

Patricia Kennedy, PHD

Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist

Dr. Kennedy specializes in individual, marital and family counseling for children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Kennedy has a wealth of in multi-problem families, marital conflict, family counseling, meditation, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, co-dependency, adult children of alcoholics, parent/child problems, school related problems, grief issues, children and adolescent issues, physical abuse, self-esteem issues, spiritual issues, Christian counseling.

Dr. Kennedy completed her Ph.D. at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware-Behavioral Science.

Jordan Malone, MSN, NP

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Mrs. Jordan Malone began her journey as an administrative assistant in an outpatient psychiatric office. The opportunity of working with compassionate psychiatrists taught Jordan to love helping others. She became a Registered Nurse in 2016.

Jordan earned her Master of Science degree and has completed a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Jordan is passionate and dedicated in assisting patients meet their personalized goals as they continue their journey to healing.

Jordan’s compassionate nature, dedication, and patience, helps her clients live more productive and fulfilling lives.

Hannah Byers, RN

Benefits Coordinator

Ms. Hannah Kobe initially started in the clinic in 2017 as a Medical Assistant where she gained valuable clinical experience working closely with psychiatrists and other clinicians. Through this experience, Hannah recognized that she has a passion to help others improve their overall health and wellbeing. This led Hannah to further her education and pursue a degree in nursing.

Hannah has since graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Maryville University in 2020. She is currently working towards her Masters in Nursing Education (MSN) and plans to complete her degree the year 2023 from Western Governors.

Hannah currently serves as a Benefits Coordinator at INSynergy. Hannah is an advocate, making sure patients have medical coverage necessary via their insurance companies. She is dedicated to providing compassionate care to all patients while coordinating services and insurance coverage. She strives to remain supportive and free of judgement while assisting each patient in their journey to be well.