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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Bukhari is a board certified psychiatrist with a combined 15 years in medical and psychiatric environments in the U.S. and Pakistan. After graduating from medical school in Pakistan, he worked mostly in Internal Medicine. With time, he found that he was more interested in psychiatric issues of these patients; his natural interest in psychology led him to psychiatry. He also saw that in comparison to physical health, there is disparity in the attention given to mental health issues. He realized that psychiatric diseases remain undiagnosed due to people’s lack of acknowledgment of mental health issues along with the lack of psychiatric expertise in terms of trained psychiatrists and mental health institutions. These factors contributed to further augment his interest in psychiatry. Gradually the course of his career shifted from Internal Medicine to Psychiatry. He then decided to get residency training in Psychiatry in the United States. After coming to the US, he did one and a half year of volunteer psychiatry work to get hands on clinical experience before his psychiatry residency. Following residency, he became very interested in neuromodulation. He started reading about ECT and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and attended seminars to learn more. He attended talks by practitioners who practiced with TMS devices and used them to treat patients. From his clinical experience, he realized that some of the patients either do not want to take medications or develop undesirable side effects, or do not respond to medication treatment, and TMS could be an alternate treatment for such patients. His interest in TMS was sealed. Dr. Bukhari gives importance to the therapeutic alliance with patients. He is known for building rapport and creating individualized treatment plans. He follows the Bio-Psycho-Social Model in patient care. He is well-versed in various treatment modalities including medication management and psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, including treatment resistant cases; regularly monitoring patients’ response to ensure sustainable mental and physical health.
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He’s very passionate about his patients and making sure they get the best treatment possible.