Michiana Behavioral Health is not just a hospital, it is an
environment dedicated to helping patients restore their health and
get a fresh start. Located in Plymouth, Indiana in a rejuvenating
wooded setting, Michiana Behavioral Health provides each patient
with comprehensive behavioral health treatment from compassionate
and caring staff. We offer services to children, adolescents,
adults and seniors on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Robert Raster, M.D.
Dr. Raster has been practicing Psychiatry in the Michiana area
for 19 years. After graduating from The University of Notre Dame in
1988, followed up with a medical degree at Wayne State University
in Detroit in 1992 and completed his Psychiatry Residency at
Northwestern in In 1996. He earned certification as a
diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Raster loves the interesting work he does at Michiana
Behavioral Heath, and the nice staff he gets to interact with on a
daily basis. “They make my job a lot easier,” he says, “because in
my position, I’m working daily doing what I love, but the staff is
why I walk through the doors with a smile on my face.”
John Zwerneman, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Unit Coordinator
Dr. Zwerneman has been practicing Psychiatry in the Michiana
area for over 18 years. In addition to being the child and
adolescent unit coordinator at Michiana Behavioral health, Dr.
Zwerneman also serves as Midwest Center and South Shore’s Medical
Director since 2013. He attended medical school at the University
of North Carolina and received his undergraduate degree at New
Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., and did graduate
coursework at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend,
Indiana. Dr. Zwerneman also has extensive experience as a
medical missionary in various countries including Israel and
Grenada, West Indies. He says he “enjoys sharing his
knowledge and skills with children, adolescents and their families
and watching their lives improve.”
Mallikarjun Patta, M.D.
Adult Unit Coordinator
Dr. Patta has been practicing psychiatry for over 15
years. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of
Surgery Degrees from Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) in Tirupati,
Andhra Pradesh, India. He later received his Master of Medical
Sciences at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and
performed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago
Hospitals. Dr. Patta is board certified in general psychiatry and
psychosomatic medicine and his work has been published in various
publications including the British Journal of Psychiatry
and Psychiatric Times. It is important to Dr. Patta to,
“collaborate with my colleagues at Michiana Behavioral Health.”
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