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About Dr. Ushama Patel
Dr. Ushama Patel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA, with another office in Philadelphia, PA. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Albert Einstein Medical Center, Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment and Germantown Hospital & Community Health Services. She speaks English.
Dr. Ushama Patel 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.
- Child Psychiatry
A pediatric/adolescent psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional conditions in young children and adolescents.
These specialists study psychopathological disorders and their causes in order to prevent and identify them in their patients. These disorders may be caused by biological, psychosocial, genetic, demographic, or environmental factors, a patient's history, or any combination of these factors.
Pediatric/adolescent psychiatrists treat patients through a variety of interventions including medical treatment, behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, problem solving techniques, family therapy, parent training, psychodynamic therapy, and consultation with the patient's primary care physician or school professionals.
Dr. Ushama Patel has the following 14 expertise
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Cataract Surgery
- Depressive Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Laser Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Mood Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Ushama Patel is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I would say to anyone considering seeing her to consider switching to a college that she works with. Ive heard that other doctor is so much more personable and helpful. I felt so stupid talking to her and she had a very dismissive and hurried approach. She seemed to fight me on every topic about my kids diagnosis and care. I dont like taking the time out of my day to talk to a mean doctor who cares more about her nails and leaving early than about her patients. She seems so stressed out, I wonder how she even got through med school. On another note Ive heard her boss around the staff in the office and she treated them like ants! A child psychiatrist that doesnt have children and doesnt speak to people nicely! What gives? Walk out the door people!
Extremely RUDE! Talked down to me and my boy like we were stupid! Arrogant, ordering us around, telling me I am a bad mother. I am older than her and deserve some respect, I don't talk to nobody like that and I don't expect it from a nasty snotty girl who spent 5 minutes getting to know me and my son. Seemed like she could care less and wanted us out of there. Never going back there again!
Horrible bedside manner. She should retake the class in med school about treating people with kindness and respect. I found her incredibly condescending and rude. She has a one size fits all approach to care and doesn't value my opinion as a parent. While talking down to me and referencing her training at CHOP, she never actually got around to answering my question. I also suspect she has disdain for families that are from poorer income classes. Please avoid this stressed out, unkind doctor and find someone better to treat your kids!
Dr. Patel is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
Germantown Hospital & Community Health Services
Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
Montgomery Hospital XXXXX
Elkins Park Hospital
Please contact the office for more information.
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