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Dr. Iftikhar Rasul, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Serene Behavioral Health provides comprehensive behavioral services from Adult to Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Iftikhar Rasul has been practicing since 1992. He specializes in adult and geriatric psychiatry, covering a wide variety of disorders. These include: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity, dementia and related disorders. Dr. Rasul completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2003. He went on to complete a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Florida. Dr. Rasul has worked at Winter Haven Hospital since 2004 where he worked in different capacities treating inpatient as well as outpatient. He also oversaw a memory clinic dedicated to treating patients with memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke and other brain injuries. He has also worked at Florida Hospital since 2010. Most recently, Dr. Rasul has been seeing patients at University Behavioral Center in Orlando. Dr. Rasul became a Psychiatrist to help people and families struggling with mental illness and cognitive disorders in order to improve the quality of their lives. He has a passion for helping others.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center
  • University Behavioral Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Allama Iqbal Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • University of Kansas, Residency in Psychiatry
  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1154336907

Office locations

Serene Behavioral Health

6150 Metrowest Blvd, 101

Orlando, FL 32835

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He is always very friendly and helpful. His staff is A+
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Dr. Rasul was so compassionate and dedicated to his profession. I felt at ease speaking with him and really appreciated his thorough explanations of my diagnoses. I would recommend him and his office to anyone needing a psychiatric consult.
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Very personable and knowledgeable!
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I am still on the fence as it has only been one visit. The reason why I am on the fence is because I informed him about what my therapist diagnosed me with and he went further. I felt as ifhe was so focused on what he wanted the diagnoses to be that he didn’t listen when I said no I hadn’t experienced what he was asking. Then again he is a professional expert in this field so I am going to give his recommendations a chance for a Bit.
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My appointment time ran a little late (the traffic) but once got in things were great. The front staff was super friendly and accommodating. Once paperwork was done went in to the doctor. He was really nice (and even thanked mefor coming and trusting him!) I’ve never had that from a medical professional before. He was very easy to talk to and open up to and was extremely knowledgeable yet explained things in a down to earth manner with a sense of compassion. I’ve never been treated this great by another psychiatrist and will continue to make the hour drive.
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Hes very helpful in answering all my concerns. Makes me feel comfortable and takes his time to really give the best treatment plan.
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He is a great doctor and has helped me to identify meds issues and has corrected them! Highly recommended!
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I walked into the office for the first time and the doctor did not get up off his chair to greet me or shake my hand and I was taken back. He then proceeded to speak to his receptionist for about5 minutes. He also asked me why I was there and I stated my wife asked me to go. The doctor replied, "And you listened to her"! The third strike, as he went over all my meds, (I gave him a sheet with all my meds and doses) he then asked me a med I was taking that I don't take and that wasn't on my list. Not too pleased
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Rasul has a gentle nature but is a good listener. I've just started treatment, but I am starting to feel better.
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I must let the world know how great this doctor is. He made me feel like a person, he took his time and listened and acknowledged my situation. That is a doctor, he explains, he intervened and he educated me. Thank you Doctor.
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He was very nice and the office was clean and nice. Staff was great. Waited a while but it happens. Overall def recommend this office.
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Very kind and helpful. I probably talked a bit longer than I needed too for a initial visit but he didn’t make me feel rushed.
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Dr. Iftikhar Rashl was very professional, helpful, and pleasant. He was thorough in explaining everything that I needed to understand. I was honest with him about my lifestyle and he did a great job of giving me some advice without beingat all judgmental. He even took the time to show me some books and explain their content, since I had told him I'm interested in studying psychology. I was surprisingly pleased with my first visit and am excited to continue treatment with a doctor who seems to be a lot more personable than those I've seen in the past.
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Dr Rasul was extremely thorough and professional. He is understanding and makes you feel st ease. He is the first doctor who has really gotten to the cause of my condition by examining family history You can be open and honestwith him. I would highly recommend him, especially for anyone who’s been bounced around and given various medications to put a bandaid on symptoms. He’s top of the line! Thank you.
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Its been a few months now since finding Dr. Rasul on ZocDoc and I can honestly say for the first time in any review I've done on the internet....I have not 1 complaint! He is truly the nicest, kindest Doctor/Man!
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The receptionist is a God send, she kept an eye on my son so I could get the help I need, without worrying my son would over hear and start to worry. The Dr. is one of the rare ones whotakes the time to listen, and come up a plan to get his patient the help they need. It was an amazing experience, and he is now in charge of my treatment. AMAZING.
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Very professional! Best psychiatrist I've seen in years. Dr. Rasul was very knowledgeable, and very helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Rasul!
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Completely amazing. Extremely helpful and thorough.
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Super easy to make an appointment. The wait was pretty short. Dr Rasul listened very well and seems very supportive and helpful.
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Dr. Rasul is wonderful! The office is very nice and inviting, the receptionist was very helpful and sweet. Going to a psychiatrist isn’t the easiest thing to do in the world, but Dr. Rasul has such a calming demeanor that Iquickly felt at ease. He took the time to explain what my symptoms meant and came up with a treatment plan that would work for me. Looking forward to my next appointment in two weeks!
Less than 1 year ago
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He was very thorough with the explanation of the medications and what they would do for me. He took a lot of time with me as new patient. The receptionist was really nice as well.
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Very informational and explained reasonings.
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Dr. Rasul was very helpful and informative. He listened to what I had to say, and I never felt rushed.
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Very professional and supportive. He listened to everything I had to say and helped me figure out a treatment plan.
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Very nice and professional.. He was a great listener.. I’m excited about my new treatment plan!!
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Very nice and very understanding. He listens and his staff is very nice!
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Took the time to explain everything thoroughly and was very kind and helpful.
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A pleasure to see
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Very friendly Dr and staff. Will enjoy going in to talk to him.
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Great Dr!
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I had my first appointment with Dr. I. Rasul and I can not stress how professional he was along with his office staff. He spoke to me with a very kind voice which put me at ease as I am newto Florida and was seeking a Psychiatrist. After spending at least an hour reading up on different Doctors and their reviews on line I made one appointment and that was with Dr. Rasul. I was highly impressed by his credentials and background...yes there were some bad reviews on him but you need to take those reviews lightly and wonder why he was rated poorly. He is a very intelligent Doctor! Dr. Rasul was beyond professional, talked to me like I was a human-being and also had a warm smile. I will continue to see Dr. Rasul and am very thankful that I found him! If you are seeking sincere help he is the Doctor for you!
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Had a great visit with this doctor! Will be seeing him again soon.
More than 1 year ago
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This was one of the only times I've gone to a drs office and not had to wait forever to get in to see the dr. Once I got in he talked to me for a while about what was botheringme and I actually felt like he listened and took my opinion into consideration when deciding what the best options for me might be. I would highly recommend this place, very efficient and friendly staff who seems to actually care about your needs. He prescribed me what we decided would be best for me and then said we can adjust anything if it doesn't work or feel right for me on my next visit. The dr was very kind and I look forward to using him for now on as my recurring psychiatrist.
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Great Dr. Answered all of my question and took the time to listen to my concerns.
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He was very professional. He explained my diagnosis and explained the treatment. He explained each medication what it is used for and how effective it is.
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Great doctor!!! I would definitely recommend.
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Dr. Rasul is the best Psychiatrist I have ever been to. I have low sodium. It has caused some anxiety issues. I found out that all of the medications that I had been previously given can lower my sodium even more!!!Dr. Rasul advised me that I would never be put on a medication again that could affect my health in that way. He gave me a list of medications that I should never, ever take, so that I am well informed on my own. He is very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. Do not hesitate to travel a little further to see him, especially if you live in the Mount Dora/Eustis/Leesburg area. There is only one clinic available to you in that area across from Florida Hospital Waterman, and they are the ones that kept giving me the incorrect medication!
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Dr. Rusal was very helpful, kind and thorough. This was my first appointment with him and he took plenty of time with me. He is going to be my regular psychiatrist.
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Professional and approachable
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It's sad when a doctor has a preconceived notation before they even speak to a patient. My last 3 doctors over the last 3+ years prescribed a medication that worked better than anything else I have tried. Unfortunately, since the doctordid not believe in it for the treatmen of ADHD in adults instead of being open to a patients opinion on what works for them he instead completely tried to change all my medications at a time in my life when the last thing I need is to play around with what might or might not work.
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He was very kind and was knowledgeable.
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