New Psychiatrist joins Valle Vista Health System

KamalValle Vista Health System, a provider of behavioral health, chemical dependency and residential services for children, adolescents and adults welcomes a new member to their medical team in February.

M.Shahid Kamal, MD, a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, brings 26 years of medical experience and 16 years of focused Psychiatric medical experience, including work with Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Primary Care Medicine/Psychiatry Interface and Psychopharmacology.

Dr. Kamal’s work experience in Family Medicine, Psychiatric Medicine and Academia has assisted him in becoming a well-rounded provider of psychiatric and medical management services; and includes experience working in hospital, correctional facility, residency and federal government-funded organization environments.

Dr. Kamal’s philosophy in approaching patient care is a holistic one that incorporates patient involvement. “We forget sometimes to consider the patient as a whole”, states Dr. Kamal.  Furthermore, he believes that every interaction with a patient should be therapeutic. “Patients can make choices for themselves, even in their illness—and it’s important to consider each patient’s preferences in all aspects of care”.

Dr. Kamal is now  accepting  new adult patients for Medication Management Services.   Referral can be made by calling Valle Vista’s Assessment and Referral office. Most major insurance accepted, please ask for updated list of insurers at time of your  referral.