Benjamin Sanders, MD

Personal Bio

I work with Meridian Health Services as an outpatient psychiatrist for adults in Indianapolis.
My daily duties as an adult outpatient psychiatrist typically include patient consultations and assessments, treatment planning and medication management, providing psychotherapeutic interventions, collaborating with members of the treatment team and healthcare providers to provide holistic care, and administrative duties to help support our clinical work.

While in my undergraduate studies, I worked as a psychiatric technician, which is how I discovered my passion for psychiatry. I went to Marian University for medical school and then University of Kentucky for psychiatry residency before coming to work with Meridian Health Services. Prior to working with Meridian, I worked as a  locum provider covering an inpatient adult psychiatric unit and a consult-liaison service in Kentucky.

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University. During this time, I started working as a psychiatric technician on an inpatient psychiatric unit. I went to medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I then completed a Transitional Year at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, and then completed my Psychiatry Residency with the University of Kentucky where I served as Chief Resident.
I chose to work for Meridian due to its commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare services to underserved and marginalized communities. Meridian emphasizes a holistic approach to healthcare, addressing not only patients’ physical health but also their mental, emotional, and social needs. Finally, Meridian’s commitment to patient care is backed by leadership that exemplifies the organization’s values, provides resources and support to meet the needs of our patients, and is invested in community outcomes.

Growing up, I witnessed firsthand the impact of mental health challenges on individuals and communities, sparking a deep empathy within me. It was while working as a psychiatric technician on an inpatient unit during my undergraduate studies that I first witnessed the fundamental role that medicine played in stabilizing patients who were plagued with incapacitating symptoms of mental illnesses. This was when I knew that I wanted to become a psychiatrist that helped individuals by providing the highest quality psychiatric care and compassionate support.

I aim for my patients to feel heard, understood, and valued during our interactions. I want them to sense a safe space where they can express themselves openly without fear of judgment. Ultimately, I hope they leave my office feeling empowered, hopeful, and supported in their journey toward mental wellness. Whether it’s through providing guidance, offering validation, or implementing effective treatment strategies, my goal is to instill a sense of confidence and resilience in my patients as we collaboratively navigate their mental health challenges.


Meridian Health Services

5230 E. Stop 11 Rd.

Indianapolis Indiana 46237