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Dr. Samoon Ahmad

Psychiatry
New York, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Integrative Center for Wellness

New York, NY

Address

381 Park Avenue South, Suite 620, New York, NY, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 4:00am - 9:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8883512055

Insurances accepted

No Value

About

Bio

Welcome to Samoon Ahmad’s private practice, Integrative Center for Wellness. As a physician it is my philosophy and responsibility to evaluate my patients in a way that reflects the wisdom of Hippocrates and in his words states “ IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT PERSON THE DISEASE HAS THAN WHAT DISEASE THE PERSON HAS”. I see each individual presenting with a unique set of issues/problems that requires a very tailored, and focused approach. I make every effort to guide my patients to understand the problems, the challenges, the nature of the treatment and the reasoning behind my recommendations. The practice is dedicated to the treatment of the whole patient. His philosophy encompasses various treatment modalities that range from medic

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Metabolic Syndrome: Psychotropic medicines may effect weight and consequently cause or worsen metabolic conditions. More importantly mood and anxiety may predispose to me... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Less is more: Treatment of anxiety and mood vs treating these entities as disorders is important to differentiate. Both can be a normal response to stress so before... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Generalized Anxiety: Anxiety disorders cover a wide spectrum of conditions but the most common features include: restlessness, excessive worry, easliy fatigued, difficulty... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Sleep Disorders: I agree, sleep apnea and depression are two of the reasons for non-restorative sleep, but other sleep conditions under the spectrum of sleep disorders... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Significant Anxiety: Your question seems to point to significant anxiety and does require proper evaluation, medication, therapy and ongoing regular monitoring. If therapy... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Types of Bipolar D/O: A simple answer would be no but it is important to elaborate. Bipolar disorder has numerous tyes and sub-types. Many times hypomanic and subtle depres... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Type of Bipolar D/O: Treating bipolar d/o is not like one size fits all. Bipolar d/o has numerous types and sub-types. The choice of medicine will depend upon the phase, a... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Other medicines: The term "best" is based on your tolerance as well as other objective measures. Carbamezapine, Neurontin (gabapentin) as well as benzodiazepenes are... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Balance: The decision to take any medicine for a chronic ailment depends upon the risk benefit analysis. If your condition and quality of life improves with li... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
YES: Anxiety or panic attacks can manifest as physical symptoms including light headedness, palpitations or pounding heart, sweating, trembling shortness o... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Psychiatric conditio: Apart form the conditions explained before, insomnia is one of the leading symptom of many psychiatric conditions including, depression, anxiety, and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
COLLABORATION: It is the story of the chicken and the egg. In other words, i agree you should consult a GI specialist but stopping your current meds may not be the b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Quite common: Depression is frequently the first symptom of bipolar disorder and may precede mania/hypomania by months or years and therefore the diagnoses of bipol... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
DOSE NOT NO OF PILLS: The number of pills does not denote dangerousness. The dose of the medicine is a better indicator. The range of dose for Ritalin (methylphenidate) dep... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samoon Ahmad
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Generic term: Mood swings is a broad term used in many different ways. Apart from being a symptom of a major psychiatric condition other possibilities should also b... Read More

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Jun 9, 2013
Dr. Ahmad is dedicated and very competent physician and always Has the best interest of his patients in mind
Feb 24, 2013
Hard pressed to find someone who cares more!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ahmad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you! because i kept overthinking if i had heart attack symptoms
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Just about covers everything I have been going through!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Allama Iqbal Medical College
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Health Sciences Lahore, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER
Completed 1996

Awards

FRANK OCHBERG AWARD FOR MEDIA AND TRAUMA STUDY, THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TRAUMATIC STRESS STUDIES
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Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
American Medical Association
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Publications

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY
Earthquake Impact in a Remote South Asian Population: Psychosocial Factors and Posttraumatic Symptoms
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