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Dr. Mohammed S Islam has the following 2 specialties
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. Mohammed S Islam has the following 14 expertise
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Sleep Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Clinical Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Dr. Mohammed S Islam has 0 board certified specialties
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The nurse is rude and knows nothing about helping a patient with a mental health crisis. Does not take time to really find out what's wrong. Prescribes what patients thinks is best. Pushing herbal medication that he sells. Will discharge a patient without knowing mental status. Should not be practicing.
Short-ish version: emphasized juice and pills, bad-mouthed other psychiatrists, and appears to have a bad reputation among the professional mental health community. As one reviewer mentioned, I filled out a survey of about 6 pages, checked off some boxes, and got a prescription and a lecture on the benefits of fruit juice. Being terminated was a blessing in disguise. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I would NOT trust him or his practice for a person in mental health crisis. Safety (in the mental health context) should be the absolute most important factor for a mental health provider to assess and provide. A person in mental health crisis is generally rapidly deteriorating at best, and suicidal and/or homicidal at worst. Advising a mental health patient in crisis to call 911 or go to the ER is simply not acceptable. If a patient in crisis comes into the office or calls the mental health provider, their condition needs to be addressed immediately, and a good psychiatrist should have someone on call at all times. A call that concludes with a person in crisis getting an answering machine may be the last call that person ever makes. Even longer version: Wait times were awful. Often over an hour past scheduled appointment time. He does treat somewhat with diet, but more often than not it was, "Those pills working? Are you drinking enough juice? You can't go to Walgreens (and by the way, I worked at a Walgreens as a Certified Pharmacy Tech at the time). They don't have the right generic drugs." I actually had (relatively) mild serotonin syndrome one day, and I made a (medical) crisis appointment for the same the day, and still I had to wait 30-45 minutes to see him, after which he told me it was just anxiety. Several mental healthcare workers later confirmed it was serotonin syndrome based on my symptoms. Correlation is not causation, but learning the high dose he put me on was not FDA approved (which isn't completely uncommon in general) was suspect. I was terminated as a patient because I went to my PCP due to panic attacks AFTER being told Dr. Islam would be unavailable and out of the country for several weeks or months (I can't remember exactly, but it was at least 3 weeks). My PCP was not available, so I saw his NP, whom I had never seen before, but who prescribed low-dose Xanax as a temporary measure until I could get back in to see Dr. Islam. Betty later called me and said that they had found out that I had seen the NP, and essentially called me a liar and a MD shopper. Apparently Dr. Islam was had not left town yet when I went to my PCP, but not seeing patients. How I was supposed to know this, I do not know. I was told that I had seen this particular NP several times, which is an outright lie. I called both my PCPs office and the pharmacy and neither had told her this. In her defense, she has to follow Dr. Islam's directions, but I feel she took inappropriate action without checking her facts (as she had to have notified Dr. Islam, since he was not in the office). I can assure the reader that I am not a difficult patient nor one to complain without justification, and I am actually generally more likely to leave positive reviews than negative ones, but I feel this needs to be said. Several mental health practitioners, as well as my PCP, have had a "no comment" response when I mentioned his practice, as opposed to my current psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Jamieson. I have yet to speak to any healthcare professional that did not know Dr. Jamieson and hold him in the highest regards. I can only blame myself for much of this, though: I knew deep down I was getting substandard care but continued to see Dr. Islam, and I had been told many times to switch doctors. I also find his wall of fame in the lobby distasteful. I will say that I have the utmost respect for his service for our country, and for that, I am honestly grateful. I understand being proud, but looking back on it now, I always felt disgust with the number of plaques and certificates hanging on the wall in the lobby. His diagnosis was wrong, his prescriptions were wrong, he bad-mouthed other well-respected psychiatrists, and at the end of the day, when I lost my insurance, I was basically paying $150 for a prescription for Adderall. I didn't plan on writing such a long, negative review, but he was truly a very poor mental health provider. I apologize for the rant, and of course this is just one person's opinion. Just remember, do your homework, talk to doctors you know and trust for referrals, and if there is one thing I have learned, it's this: if you have ANY misgivings about your safety, or if you don't feel 100% certain that your mental health provider or a professional colleague (not a receptionist) can value your life more than you do yourself at any time,
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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48 Years Experience
Dhaka Medical College
Graduated in 1970
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Mohammed S Islam accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network E
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- PHCS PPO
Locations & DirectionsAnxiety Depression Disorders Clinic, 2014 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN
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