Dr. Ahmad is a Board-Certified Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist specialized in treating Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). He believes mental health is a vital aspect of any individual’s well-being, and he works to have every patient with depression be as symptom free as possible and enjoy life to the fullest.
When working in the organ transplantation process at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC, he witnessed the emotional distress and anxiety caused by organ transplants. He became more aware of psychiatry’s vital role in healthcare, and this ultimately helped lead him to become a psychiatrist and focus on this part of the healing process.
He finds a collaborative approach is the key to treatment success. He is a caring, calming practitioner that is a good listener. He is highly skilled in psychopharmacologic treatments and has a goal-oriented approach when working with patients. He appreciates helping patients understand treatments and answering any questions they may have.
For patients with depression, Dr. Ahmad finds Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to be an important treatment modality. It allows him to work with his patients and tailor individual treatment modalities specific to their symptoms, and relieve their suffering from depression or another psychological disorder. He believes that TMS can be an instrument as alternative or additive to medications. He hopes someday it will be available to adolescents, especially for patients whose parents are reluctant to start them on medications.
He joined Mindful Health Solutions in October of 2017.
Dr. Ahmad hails from Solano County, and loves the diversity, culture, variations of food, and variety of geography, from mountains to the ocean to everything in between in the Bay Area. He likes to spend time with his well-loved dog. He believes in engaging in his community and stays active with volunteering in his time outside the office. In his free time, he enjoys running outdoors and traveling.
Dr. Ahmad earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) with a minor in Humanities/Health Care and Social Issues, where he first cultivated his commitment to the medical profession.
Following college, he joined AmeriCorps*VISTA, a national anti-poverty service program where volunteers serve in communities throughout the US, focusing on enriching educational programs and vocational training for the nation’s underprivileged classes. He worked as a program coordinator for Family Pathfinders, a partnership of community volunteer teams in Houston, Texas. His helping nature grew.
After completing medical school at the Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Ahmad worked at the Mount Sinai Medical Center as a Liver/Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Liaison, where he worked directly with the transplant psychiatrist and solidified his appreciation in passion for trying to help alleviate emotional distress. This led to his pursuit of psychiatry.
He completed his psychiatry residency and a child psychiatry fellowship at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he also served as a Chief Fellow. He found child psychiatry a way to have a more complete knowledge of his patients, as learning more about the early stages of a wide range of mental illness helped him better understand how this played out later in life.
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