Dr. Bethea is Medical Director at The Hughes Center for Exceptional Children in Danville, Virginia, USA. The Hughes Center provides specialized residential treatment and education for children, adolescents, and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disability. As a physician caring for a vulnerable population, Dr. Bethea emphasizes the appropriate use of medications as part of a holistic treatment plan to address all areas of a person’s life. Dr. Bethea is an Assistant Consulting Professor at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Clinical research projects focus on psychopharmacologic treatments that target the core features of autism, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He has additional expertise in off-label use of medications and management of metabolic side effects of prescription medications.