My name is Dr. Chima Asikaiwe, MD. I am a board certified psychiatrist, specialized in the treatment of all mental illnesses in general population, including adult and geriatric population. I have over 17 years of experience in caring for patients with psychiatric disorders. I treat psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disorders and other mood disorders, schizo-affective disorders,
schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses, anxiety related disorders, and sleep disorders ,among many other psychiatric disorders. I also have sub-specialty training in treatment of elderly population with dementia, confusion, agitation and related conditions. Treatment of geriatric population or seniors with mood disorders, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety, psychotic disorders and dementia with behavioral disturbances, and also evaluation for capacity, among others. Assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorder in the adult and elderly populations in the Nursing homes, working in conjunction with primary care physician and other geriatric mental health providers, including psychologists, therapists, nurses, social workers, speech therapists, to provide comprehensive mental and physical health care.
I am also well experienced in ECT services and treatment, (ECT certified from Columbia University, NY)
My practice location is at a convenient location, and easily accessible to both the handicapped and fit clients.
My practice style is goal oriented, aiming at keeping my patients healthy, stable, functional and productive. I also work with my patient's family to provide support and education on patient’s illness to improve awareness on the diagnosis, so that they will understand the illness well and be able to participate in the care and support for their loved one.
I provide some psychotherapy as well during my treatment. I also work with a team of therapists and psychologists to provide comprehensive care.
If the patient is healthy and stable, patient and their family are happy.
I work weekdays mainly, but some hours on Saturdays can be arranged if necessary. At initial visit, my clients are greeted with warm welcome, thus initiating the process for patient and provider to gradually establish rapport.
College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria- Medical school
Dublin University Trinity College,Psychiatry Residency Program,Ireland(Residency)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine ,Bronx-Lebanon Hospital ,Bronx, NY-(Psychiatry Residency)
Columbia University, NY- (Post Doctoral Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry)
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