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Dr. Shamala Kanchan, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

**PLEASE NOTE: Upon confirming your appointment, you will receive a phone call from Dr. Kanchan to discuss the intake process. No appointments will be held if this preliminary call is not completed** **Dr. Kanchan will conduct her own evaluation and prescribe medication accordingly** I practice both Psychotherapy and Medication management. The ages of my clients have varied from 17 to 98. My areas of expertise include treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, relationship issues, and dealing with loss. Seeing my patients improve their quality of life and finding their purpose is very satisfying. This is a journey that we embark on together, and I am with them every step of the way. I have a strong background in neurology and internal medicine and that helps me detect medical conditions which may manifest as psychiatric symptoms. I have a specialization in geriatric psychiatry and have worked extensively with families. I work closely with Primary care doctors and specialist when needed. I have vast experience in working alongside caregivers and managing patients with Dementia. I have experience working with patients from many cultures. I also see a good number of patients from India because that is where I come from. I speak various Indian languages including Kannada,Tulu, Hindi, Marathi, and I understand Gujarati and Punjabi. I have a good understanding of the family dynamics and the common conflicts individuals and couples struggle with as immigrants.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Hospital affiliations

  • El Camino Hospital
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System - Palo Alto Division

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Stanford University, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Bergen Pines County Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Stanford University (Fellowship)
  • Napa State Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Medical School - Seth G.S. Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Marathi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1245331495

Office locations

Shamala Kanchan

21710 Stevens Creek Blvd, # 140

Cupertino, CA 95014

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Dr. Kanchan was a very knowledgeable, well researched physician who obviously has years of experience under her belt. She took the time to explain what she was thinking after she had done a thorough evaluation. She did so after accommodatingmy schedule and meeting me on a weekend so that I did not have to miss work. Great medicine and a great experience.
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Its my fst visit. All looks good. May be I can talk after my improvements.
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I was ecstatic that she was able to see me the very next day as I had struggled all day to try find a doctor unsuccessfully. The entire session really impressed me. She did a full intake and evaluation of meand we had a great discussion. I was not expecting much from a first session, and was in fact paying out of pocket but it was worth it! I felt like I got 10 sessions worth of information and thoughts about myself in such a short amount of time. I was pleasantly surprised and very grateful and feel much better too!
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Dr Kanchan was very good. She asked alot of questions and gave me alot of helpful answers.
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First visit very good. The jury is still out until a couple more appts.
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