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Dr. Neelam Varshney, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Varshney was born and raised in Sikkim, India. She graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, where she obtained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. Dr. Varshney completed her internship in internal medicine, and residency in psychiatry at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center/Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine/ Elmhurst Hospital Center, both in New York City. She then went on to complete a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, Massachusetts, Department of Law and Psychiatry. Dr. Varshney has spent the last few years at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she has held academic, administrative and clinical roles. Dr. Varshney's research interests include women's health, informed consent, emergency psychiatry, acculturation issues, risk assessments, therapeutic jurisprudence, and corporate fraud. She is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Cornell University, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Medical School - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • University of Massachusetts, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2009 37: 404-406 Varshney, Neelam, Pinals, Debra A. ERISA and DisabilityBenefits

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Nepali

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1821258500

Office locations

Varshnee Associates

1688 Meridian Ave, #700

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Varshnee Associates

20801 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 403

Aventura, FL 33180

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Dr. Varshney is a true professional, and I'm very thankful for her. Choosing someone to discuss your life with is a tricky endeavor, as you want to have someone who is trustworthy, nonjudgmental, and intent on healing (not prescribing). Safeto say, Dr. Varshney demonstrated these qualities on my first visit with her. Dr. Vashney is there to help you heal, repair, and restore your natural and true self. I could feel it in her energy and could see it in her actions. I would highly recommend her :)
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I felt relaxed,no pressure ,no judgment; the whole visit was easy flowing good conversation, it works for me very well , great experience,highly recommended.
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-too costly..does not accept medical insurance. -Management plan did not meet my expectation..
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Dr. Varshney is a gifted clinician. I had a 1 hour session with her and we covered a lot of ground and she helped me to gain so much insight. Her soothing bedside manner and respectful nature make a potentially anxiety-inducingexperience into a relaxing and pleasant insightful one. Her thorough medical and pharmacological knowledge and breath of experience facilitate the therapy experience. I can tell that she truly cares about the well being of her patients and always has their best interests in mind. I highly recommend this physician.
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I have met Dr Varshney few times now and she has given me something I didn't expect; she has trusted me,made me believe in myself again and never gave up on me. It is way more than I could have everexpected and I'm very grateful. It feels good to know you are not just a number ,she's very caring and such a fun person to be with, her positive energy certainly turned my life around.
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I'm big fan of Dr Varshney and her treatment methods, what I really appreciate the most that she is very honest and always says what she thinks. Additionally, I haven't met anyone else in medical field who cares so much abouther patients, even calling after hours when needed. In the beginning I do admit I had my own doubts due to her being young & very attractive but she instantly proved me wrong by treating old average Joe like me with warmth and respect. At the end of the day that is all I can ask for.
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Very knowledgeble on medications and their benefits and side effects. I found her very perceptive and rationale. Also balancing that aspect with a mind / body holistic approach. Highly recommended.
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Excellent doctor. Highly recommend.
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Being a patient for a while now, it feels good to know I have a doctor I can trust 100% and who will be there when I need her the most. She's truly amazing and constantly surprises me in positive waywith her vast knowledge of mind,body,nutrition and overall health. I can highly recommend her!
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Trust,honesty ,loyalty are key words to me when choosing medical professional and Dr Varshney certainly has exceeded all my expectations what i had before my first appointment. Since day one i have found her knowledge .detailed diagnosis,treatment plans very valuable tools guiding me to improve quality of my life and reaching new goals. I consider myself to be very lucky to have MD like her, she's such a sweet ,genuine, caring person.
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My experience visiting Dr. Varshney will resonate with me for the rest of my life, without a doubt. Dr. Varshney is extremely knowledgeable in her field of expertise and has a natural affinity for compassionate in-depth analysis and comprehensionof patients, effectively providing valuable insights and tangible solutions to one's unique circumstances in a very professional and efficient manner.
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I have always tried to be optimistic about life in general but have faced a few setbacks as well. Dr Varshney have teached me in very gentle manner how to cope with highs and lows and really seeing her with genuineinterest of helping you is worthwhile and will make your day. Sincerely, i really love her passion for the work and the way she's really doing her best to help her patients. She's very nice & beautiful person inside/outside and the positive energy she carries makes me to want see her again and again.
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Getting an appointment time that works with my hectic schedule is very convenient with Dr. Varshney. She is willing to meet after work, on weekends, and by video chat, if needed. She is very efficient and gives practical strategies in howto improve one's life. When I needed her assistance during a crisis, I was able to reach her and talk with her. I would recommend her to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Varshney saved my life. At my rock bottom, she has managed to improve my mental health and outlook on life. Her loyalty and reliability are testaments to how dedicated she is to her practice and patients. Unlike many psychiatrists sheis invested in patients’ long term well-being instead of pushing medications as a quick fix. I appreciate her holistic approach to wellness and how she advocates lifestyle and nutrition along-side medication protocol to achieve success. Everything from her office environment to her compassionate demeanor make the appointments a pleasure. She is pragmatic and conscious of utilizing sessions to bring her patients the best results. She helps me transform anxiety and paralysis into productivity by giving me manageable steps and reiterating her confidence in my potential. She is incredibly versatile and has been able to help me navigate a wide range of issues. She even encourages me to reach out to her on the phone whenever I need support. Doctor Varshney has been a lifeline for me and others (I can tell by the mementos from past patients in her office). She’s generous, warm, brilliant and compassionate.
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I owe a lot to Dr Varshney , she has helped me to turn my life to right direction step by step with her direct / firm approach to wide variety of issues. Her treatment sessions are carefully planned and yetat the same time they are very enjoyable and fun due to Dr Varahney's charismatic, optimistic personality. I can highly recommend her!
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Dr Varshney is the real deal. She has all of the qualities of a top psychiatrist that are extremely hard to find today. She was thorough and meticulous in her diagnosis and treatment of my symptoms and has used an extremelyeffective approach of medication coupled with psychotherapy to improve my quality of life. Her unique qualities of wisdom, insight, empathy and social intelligence set her apart from other doctors I have seen. I cannot say enough about her outstanding bedside manner, positive energy and overall relatability. Not only is she up to date in treatments and psychopharmacology but she has an extraordinary grasp of humanity. She has taught me to implement mindfulness, emotional intelligence and coping skills to deal with my condition. I HIGHLY endorse her practice and encourage prospective patients to experience healing and growth under her care!!
More than 1 year ago
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I highly recommend her so far. I just had my first appointment and I felt very comfortable with her and everything we have discussed. She works towards fixing the problem and making sure you don't have to be medicated for life.That's exactly the type of doctor everyone should want. I can't wait till my next appointment!
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Dr. Varshney is magnificent. She spelled out everything in my life as it is and is making a plan to get me back on track. I've seen other MD's but they are incomparable. Please see Dr. Varshney. She will improve your quality of life
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Absolutely highlight of my week! Her treatment methods are very pleasant exception based on clear communication and various ways to help learning to overcome your fears & grow as a person. She's very talented, bright and truly a nice person by nature & she certainly knows what she's doing.
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Very pleasant and peaceful place to visit due to Dr Varshney's friendly personality. I have hard time to talk about my life to anyone but she's an exception, talking to a skilled professional like her definitely helped me.
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She is understanding and always listens. She looks to a holistic type of healing. It is a great experience she focuses on nutrition, med management, and fitness.
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My experience with Dr. Varshney was beyond anything I’ve imagined it would be. I felt an instant connection and I was able to trust her immediately. She was very reassuring, compassionate and her skills are very impressive. After being in darknessfor a very long period of time, it was unbelievable how after just one session she was able to show me there is light ahead. I'm looking forward to working with Dr. Varshney and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a great psychiatrist. Wish more doctors would be like her! Thank you for the peace you brought in my heart Dr. Varshney!
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Dr. Varshney is the best of the best. She dedicates herself 100% to her job and it shows. She always makes herself available at a moments notice to cater to the needs of her patients and is very flexible and understanding.I always feel she takes a genuine interest in my wellbeing and is extremely thorough and holistic in developing an individualized treatment plan, not the typical experience that I've had with other psychiatrists. She is extremely efficient and even with a quick visit feel better everytime I leave her office.
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Over the past 8 years, and multiple moves, I have seen a number a different psychiatrists and would say that out of all of them, Dr. Varshney is the best. She is very thorough and makes sure she understands your historyand actually confirms you have the correct diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Varshney does not accept insurance and has very reasonable cash prices. I am even able to have appointments in the evenings and Saturday afternoons. The office is very calming and there is ample parking. Dr. Varshney does a lot of education and I appreciate this very much. Since there is a lot to discuss and educate on she will talk fast which I love. I never feel like I'm wasting my time, energy, or money when I have an appointment. Overall I am extremely satisfied with the care I have received and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Varshney.
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It's very hard to explain in few words... but somehow she has ability to change your whole mindset during one session from being down when you go in & to feeling really good and believing in yourself when you leave. Thattells me she is very good at in her field and really exceptional professional. I haven't met anyone quite like her, besides being very smart, she's warm, down to earth person and all I can say is that I can never thank her enough for helping me so much.
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I had a very positive experience with Dr Varshney. She really takes her time with you to make you feel comfortable and is very thorough with her care. She always makes herself available for patients, she answered all questions that I may have had and explained all aspects of treatment.
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Visiting Dr Varshney was highlight of the day. She is genuine, thoughtful , Intelligent and treats you with respect,, no matter what your problem/s may be. I needed a bit of hope & positive encouragement and she certainly delivered.
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Dr Varshney was extremely thorough and took the time to explain everything in our first visit. The office is wonderful and very welcoming.
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Dr Varshney is caring, compassionate & intelligent professional with such a positive presence that makes every session truly enjoyable. She will cover every angle of your treatment plan and explains details very carefully. She is very refreshingexception in today's world, I feel blessed that I have had a chance to meet such a unique doctor like her.
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Dr. Varshney is incredible. I would recommend her to anyone who is tired of the one size fits all, medication-heavy approach of most psychiatrists nowadays. She took the time to listen to me and addressed all of my concerns. Instead ofmerely writing a script, she is helping me examine all aspects of my life and make healthy changes. Amazing physician.
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Dr Varshney has been a tremendous help and inspiration. I would highly recommend her!
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Dr Varshney's advices have certainly improved the quality of my life and she has made me to believe in myself & my abilities. She's very intelligent,kind & understanding and I'm truly grateful she has continued to be so supportive when I'm trying to get better & reach my goals.
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My first visit with Dr Varshney was fantastic. I felt very comfortable throughout the process and left with a treatment plan that I am very optimistic about. I would highly recommend Dr. Varshney to anyone searching for a psychiatrist.
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Dr Varshney's warm & friendly demeanor made me feel at ease right from the start and I was able to really relax & discuss openly about the issues I've had lately. I can't think any better way to invest my wellbeing than seeing truly skilled professional like she is, I will definitely go again.
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How do you say enough about the MD who has saved your life and gave you the space to heal when expectations set by yourself and society would never allow it. Like so many motivated individuals I was one sleepless nightaway from a nervous breakdown when I scheduled my first appointment in Dr. Varshney’s practice. Her accessible nature, careful med management, lifestyle recommendations, and so much more brought me back to life. I love that Dr. Varshney is a high quality professional who cares about her patients. She takes her time with them and wants to understand the complex whole person so she can offer solutions and medication that will work in the short and long-term. She is extremely intuitive and understands subtle fears and anxieties, which is great because the patient doesn’t have to feel insecure. Perhaps what I love most about Dr. Varshney is very human nature. Unlike other psychiatrists she’s never lost me in diagnostic talk making me feel like a mental patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Varshney’s private practice to someone who wants to make the investment long-term progress toward mental health stability. A few things worth noting that set Dr. Varshney's practice apart from others are the level of polish and professionalism that one experiences at all times in her practice. Little things like all documents are notarized on letterhead. She is meticulous about patient confidentiality so that she is the only one handling private phone calls/documents, she returns emergency phone calls after office hours 7 days a week and is very prompt with pharmacy calls.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Varshney makes you feel at ease right from the get go, she makes accurate observations and offers you advice in very like able manner.Her warm personality & positive demeanor definitely made my my day much better.
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Very thorough and kind, she is very professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone else!
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She's absolutely amazing and I really can't thank her enough for all the help & encouragement she has given me when I needed it. I just wish that everybody would have sometime in their life a chance to meet a sucha kind and positive person like her who is always willing to help . To this day I have never seen any doctor who responds so fast no matter what time it is and to me it really shows how much she really cares about her patients. Thank you Dr Varshney and all i can say is that to me you have made all the difference in my little world, and I really can't ask more from anybody. You are the best!
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I love the visit she a very caring person she took a lot of time with me
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Dr Varshney provides the highest quality care. She is brilliant and she IS the the reason I'm evolving into the person I want to be. I would highly recommend becoming a patient within dr Varshney's practice. It's integrated and she takesthe time and attention to really heal her patients through psychiatric care, therapy/coaching and health/wellness. Her practice is a one stop shop. She even coordinates with other MDs in her circle if one might need lab work etc. She keeps a very light schedule to accommodate her patients with attentive care that is nearly impossible to find. She follows up between appointments to check on patients and offers advice or assistance over the phone when life gets turbulent. I see Dr Varshney as a role model and healing coach in my life-she is completely changing my perspective and making me realize that thoughts are small compared to the abundance and opportunity in this life.
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When i visited Dr Varshney I had tough week behind me but after seeing her I felt much better , thanks to her kindness & friendly demeanor. She makes you feel that you are not alone with your problems and reallyencourages & guides you to take steps forward into right direction. Not only that, she is the only MD I've ever met who really cares and tries to help you no matter what time of the day/week you contact her. It's very rare nowadays, i absolutely love her & her style.
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I was under Dr. Varshney's intense care for six months and then we continued to meet less frequently. It was a very tough journey for me, as I hit a really hard bottom. Dr. Varshney was able to tune in immediatelyand beyond my pain, illness and sorrow she saw me. Then she carefully, kindly and compassionately led me through the tunnel to the light. She guided me at every step and I just trusted her, even though I could not see the light myself. I was off work due to my illness for three years. And now I am back to work full time, I live my life to the fullest and I enjoy it. :) I even started to draw, which I could have never imagined. I would highly recommend Dr. Varshney to anyone who really needs help. Just trust her, do your best, be patient and you will be amazed with the results. She is a unique person, kind, compassionate and very gifted doctor and someone with who you can just be yourself at your worst and at your best. Thank you, Dr. Varshney.
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Upon walking into the office, we immediately felt so comfortable in the clean atmosphere of the waiting room. We were greeted with kindness and offered some water or coffee. Parking was very accessible. Dr. Varshney greeted my husband and Iwith such professionalism and a kind demeanor that I just knew we were in the right place. She was extremely knowledgable and understanding of my unique circumstance. She does not take insurance, but we were able to get in the same day, which was worth a million dollars. Thank you Dr. Varshney.
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Dr. Varshney is very compassionate. I was very impressed. She's professional & smart. When I arrived to her office, i had about 2 hours session. Dr Varshney, was very knowledgable about my symptoms and the treatment that I needed. After fewdays of treatment, she turned my life around for the better. I highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Varshney is the best in her field. Ive been a patient for awhile and it continues to amaze me how the work we do continues to precipitate personal growth and progress. From past personal experience I've found that at somepoint med management and therapy results plateau once the patient is in a stable enough place. Dr Varshney is so gifted at her work because she sees the fullest potential in her patients and engages them at the perfect pace so they take healing initiatives to move beyond surviving to thriving. Her advice is coming full circle as I'm finally fulfilling many of the goals she said I would but originally doubted. Her approach is so special, customized to the individual and rewarding. There's never been an uncomfortable moment, she goes above and beyond to be flexible and always puts her patients first. She is a blessing in my life and I hope other prospective patients find her practice.
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I consider myself very lucky to have met Dr Varshney, she has helped to change my life much better in a relatively short time. She's very smart & intelligent , yet at the same time down to earth which makes mecomfortable to discuss about issues I have never been able to talk to anyone earlier. What really impresses me the most is how positive & honest approach she has for everything and I truly respect her for that.
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Dr. Varshney is highly professional and compassionate! You can tell right away how knowledgable she is and how much she truly cares about her patients! I trust her to give me the proper form of treatment and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a caring, compassionate psychiatrist!
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Dr. Varshney has been central to my journey back to health. She's been my psychiatrist and life coach for almost 2 years and has seen me my most raw moments through set backs and progress. She is unlike any other psychiatristand is truly the patients advocate and personal champion. Her work is so refreshing- not rushed/impersonal like most doctors. She listens to physical and emotional needs and always gets med management right. Dr Varshney has laid the foundation for abundance, peace and productivity for my 2016.
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My visit was great. I've been taking my daughter to her for the past 2 years. My daughter has improved dramatically after the second visit. We have looked for a Psychiatrist for many years and I'm so glad my search is over. Thank you Dr.Varshney.
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Dr Varshney is a brilliant physician who always accommodates my needs. She is so dedicated to her patients well being from providing med management for unique biochemistry to life coaching. This past visit was a testament to Dr Varshneys outstandingcare and attentiveness. I wrote her an email on a Sunday (her only day off) not expecting a response and she immediately called me to fit me into her Monday schedule to accommodate a much needed appointment. I'd like to mention she is excellent with medication management. Before doctor Varshney I was seeing psychiatrists for 10 years without finding a successful or tolerable long term prescription regiment . dr Varshney was able to suggest the right dose and medication that has brought me stability and happiness for over a year.
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