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Dr. Medina Kamau, PhD, DNP, NP

Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner

Professional statement

Dr. Medina brings in a wealth of education and expertise, she graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing practice from Arizona State University; specialty in family mental health. Dr. medina is licensed and board certified for the care of children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Medina has over 15 years in healthcare experience and has worked in various health care settings including working with pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. I have worked in burn units, oncology centers, critical care, urgent psychiatric care, crisis care centers, correctional health, and home health care among others. In all the above settings, the need for mental wellness is paramount. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and certified therapist, Dr Medina is able to provide high-quality affordable, comprehensive care for the prescription, psychotherapy and management of psychiatric medications. Services include Psychiatric Evaluation, Medications for mental health and substance dependence issues, and Counseling. Suboxone-Buprenorphine treatment available. Tele-medicine services offered at AZITTS to meet people in the comfort of their environment Depression, Mood swings, Anxiety, ADHD, Psychosis, mood disorders, PTSD, Trauma, personality disorder, Substance abuse – Talk to someone who understands

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Practice names

Education and training

  • Arizona State University, Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Grand Canyon University, Master's in Nursing
  • University of Nairobi, PhD in Psychology

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Association of Nurse Practioners

Awards and publications

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1215334172

Office locations

AZITTS

2735 E Main St, Suite 2 and 3

Mesa, AZ 85213

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Dr Kamau was empathetic and supportive. I left her office feeling like I had been heard and taken seriously.
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First time with Doctor Medina went very well. christine
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Dr. Kamau was very professional and I felt like she really listened to me. I would reccomend her to anyone.
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She was nice and sweet and understanding!
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Short answer is ; My wait wasn’t long , staff was very friendly & Dr. Kamau is professional, genuine & direct . She will not BS you , rush you or waste your time . I believe she will sincerely helpyou. I left her office today feeling that progress was made, and that I had stumbled upon the right place. If your reading this ... there is a reason , do yourself a favor and book the next available :) Longer Answer; The wait time was very short , and all of the staff very friendly. It is a clean comfortable and newly remodeled office . During the consultation Dr. Kamau uses either white noise, or relaxing music to create a safe private environment eliminating potential concern that others are listening into or can hear personal information that the two of you may discuss. what’s more I genuinely felt that she listened to me & I trusted her analysis , it felt spot on. She didn’t candy coat or speak in riddles and never once glanced at the clock... I felt comfortable and that’s HUGE to me. I have read the diagnostic and statistical manual’s of mental disorders 3rd and 4th editions, I even went so far as to read books on interpersonal relationships in psychodynamic therapy to better understand how the therapeutic process works , a sort of peek behind the veil of psychiatry if you will. I read those books because I was angry & frustrated with what often felt like a cat and mouse game .. an overly drawn out path to the finish line .. I knew the therapist had the answers I needed but for reasons unknown never gave them to me Most of them constantly glancing at the clock and sessions ending like rhythmless sex without the orgasm .. Of coarse What I did was wrong , you cannot accurately self diagnose yourself and should not try . Even trained doctors are not allowed to diagnose for a very long time . I only mention those books for two reasons, 1. To Make the reader aware that my opinion has some research behind it some clout. 2. To make myself feel significant. Maslow’s hierarchy of emotional needs is a simple chart shaped like a pyramid. of the basic emotional needs we all must feel if we are to develop to our highest potential .. which is self actualization .. (Told you it’s a long answer) I haven’t been In therapy for a decade my life is a mess.. paranoia has taken over, my happiness is gone, I don’t sleep , lost my job and I’m afraid . I need help. I’m sometimes arrogant & think I know more than most and I’m most definitely critical of teachers , doctors ,counselors etc very selective of who I trust and respect enough to teach me anything or especially to change my mind . So I said all of that long self glorifying crap to say this .. I highly recommend Dr. Kamau
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Im so happy I came here. I got great advice and felt like they were on my team. Thanks!
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She listened to my concerns and worked with me on setting up a treatment plan that worked for me
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She's very calming and intelligent. Asks good questions. Comes off a little serious and not overly empathetic, but you know you are in good hands. She understood my concern about medication expenses and is helping me with good options. I lookforward to another visit. Staff is all super nice and energetic, livens up the office. Love the staff.
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Dr Kamau immediately put me at ease . I really appreciated that she looked at me while talking , she was not buried behind a computer. It is obvious that she is focused on her patients.
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She is wonderful, understanding, and brilliant.
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Did not see Medina today who is great! Seen by Therapist Julie who I have requested to NEVER be scheduled again with!
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She respected my privacy ,did not judge me. looking forward to seeing her next visit to evalate how I am focusing. Thank you for spending the extra time with me. Also my wait would not of been as long If I had completed the paper work prior.
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Very professional. Explained things well
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I liked Dr. Medina, First visit, She was pleasant, reasonable and intelligent. I would recommend to others.
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