Outside of work, Dr. Sara Afzal enjoys swimming, spending time with her children, and meeting new people, all while enjoying the beautiful weather and food of Houston.
Sara Afzal, MD
Dr. Sara Afzal is a psychiatrist with a focus on treating patients with depression and anxiety.
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More about Sara Afzal, MD
Dr. Sara Afzal is a psychiatrist with a focus on treating patients with depression and anxiety. Her passion is exploring the root cause of these broad illnesses with each patient to not only improve their symptoms but their overall quality of life.
Dr. Afzal believes that psychiatry requires a high level of empathy to best understand mental health conditions, and the sensitivity of this profession drove her to it. She describes her working style with patients as empathetic, self-reflective, relatable, and attuned to her patients’ needs. When she is introduced to new patients, she works with them to set goals. Then, she aims to deliver a customized plan to meet their unique needs. Throughout their time together, Dr. Afzal sees herself as her patients’ advocate and will do what she can to help them feel better.
While traditional psychotherapeutic modalities may work for some, they may not work for a certain patient population. Dr. Afzal has chosen to provide her expert care at Mindful Health Solutions to gain access to innovative treatment options that can help make sure her patients improve.
Education & Experience
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Afzal observed with numerous renowned psychiatrists, including Dr. Herzl R. Spiro. She completed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, NY, and gained experience in interventional psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
Certifications & Memberships
- Member of the American Psychiatric Association
Afzal, H., Afzal, S., Siddique, S.A., & Naqvi, S.A. Measures used by medical students to reduce test anxiety. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 2012, Sep; 62(9): (982-986).. 2012, Sep; 9(62): 982-986.
Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23139995.Pub Status: Published.