Here To Help You Grow and Reach Your Goals
Hi, my name is Dr. Sharad Patel. I am psychiatrist and a recovering alcoholic with 25 years of sobriety. I look forward to meeting you and listening to your concerns. My staff and my goal is to provide you with professional, thorough, nurturing, and effective treatment in a private manner.
Unlike many physicians, I can truly tell my patients that "I have been there and done that". I have seen and felt the depths of loneliness and desperation. I know what it is like to be scared in front of new or a group of people. I know what it is like to have an addiction control your life and lose everything because of it. My experiences and my extensive education in psychiatry give me the ability to be empathetic and non-judgmental towards my patients. As I often tell my patients, "experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best."
I work hard to build trusting relationships with my patients. I give my patients second chances and the benefit of the doubt because I know that through acceptance they will get better.
At the same time, I am vigilant to ensure that my patients are compliant with treatment.
My interest is in treating patients with a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses like: bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and addictions. I use a combination of cognitive behavior therapy, which has been proven scientifically to be the most effective treatment, along with medical management. I also teach my patients how to do mindful meditation for relaxation and increased awareness.