Search our Physician Database to find the one that is right for you.


Watch 60 Second Housecall

Every Monday through Friday
On WTVA at Noon and Ten...

Make someone's day a little brighter with a hand-delivered email greeting!

Send a Patient an eGreeting!

NMMC Behavioral Health Center Medical Staff

Dr. Sarker Aleem

Sarker Aleem, M.D., is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. He received his medical degree at Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh. He has completed a psychiatry residency and an addiction psychiatry fellowship. He is certified in psychoanalysis and is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has worked as a psychiatrist for 22 years, and previously practiced internal medicine for 10 years. Dr. Aleem provides telehealth services. Through telehealth, NMMC connects area patients to specialty health care, including psychiatric services.


Dr. Marianne Barnes

Marianne Barnes, M.D., graduated from Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned a master's degree from Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y. She received her medical training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her psychiatry internship and residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio, where she also served as chief resident. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added qualifications in forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Harrison Evans photo

Harrison Evans, M.D.

Dr. Evans is the provider at the chemical dependency detox center at the Behavioral Health Center. Dr. Evans received his bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State University in Starkville in 1978. He completed medical school in 1982 at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. He completed his psychiatry residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. He is board certified in psychiatry and neurology.

Dr. Gajagowni photo

Raghavendran Gajagowni, M.D., received his bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Belgaum, India. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he served as chief resident. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Mississippi Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Santrise Goree photo

Santrise Goree, M.D, provides care to inpatients at the Behavioral Health Center and psychiatric consultation at the NMMC Women’s Hospital. She graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry. She is board certified in psychiatry.


Dr. Demetrio Prota photo

Demetrio Prota, M.D., provides outpatient and telehealth services. Dr. Prota received his medical degree from the UNIBE School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed a psychiatry residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center at Weill Cornell Medical College in Bronx, NY, where he served as chief resident. He recently completed a fellowship in electroconvulsive therapy at the university of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Dr. Prota is fluent in Spanish.

Charlotte Green

Charlotte Green, CMFNP, serves as consult liaison nurse for NMMC Behavioral Health. She is a certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She completed her studies at the University of South Alabama, where she was invited into the school’s honor program in recognition of her academic excellence. Green has been employed at NMMC since 1996.



If you need health care after hours, please call North Mississippi Medical Center at (662) 377-3000. If it is an emergency, please call 911.


The North Mississippi Medical Center Behavioral Health Center is a place where families who are struggling can come to get help and hope.