Provider type: Physicians & APNs
Serving: Adult, Child and Adolescent
Priyanka Patel, MD., MHA., is board certified in General Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Patel believes in overall growth of her patients. She likes to collaborate with her patients. She not only takes time to listen to her patients but also educates them about psychiatric illnesses, discusses various treatment options, risks and benefits of treatment and ways to achieve long term stability. She starts with a thorough psychiatric evaluation, following which she will talk about the best treatment options for you based on her medical judgment. She understands that everyoneâ€™s needs are different, some people benefit from medications, some benefit from talk therapy and some need both. She likes to embrace new technologies, new medicines and new research.
In addition to medical training, she has also completed training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy. To better understand the Healthcare System and Infrastructure, she has also earned Master's in Health Care Administration.
After graduation, Dr. Patel fulfilled her desire to work in public sector and serve community by joining Dekalb Community Service Board in Decatur, GA. She has also done tele-psychiatry with community clinics in State of Michigan. She has continued her active clinical practice with seriously mental ill and dually diagnosed patients. She treats variety of psychiatric disorders, especially mood disorder, anxiety disorder and psychotic disorder. In order to continue her work in public sector and continue to serve the community, she is working as a Medical Director for State of Georgia, Department of Human Services.