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Aakash Verma, MD

Psychiatry (Behavioral Health), Adult Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine)

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Psychiatry (Behavioral Health)
Adult Psychiatry
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine)
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Outpatient Adult Psychiatry
Languages spoken
English

Conditions Dr. Verma Treats

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Decision Making Capacity
  • Depression
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Treatment Resistant Depression

About Dr. Verma

Philosophy of care

I believe that the core of providing care centers around the ability to be heard and understood. I have found that by doctor and patient working together and having conversations creates a more engaging and collaborative process of addressing problems.

Why I entered medicine

I have wanted to be a doctor since I was a young child. I have several areas of interest in different medical fields, however I found that working with people with psychiatric issues was especially rewarding and unlike any other field. I have enjoyed getting to know my patients over time.

Community involvement

I have had a long history of volunteering, starting from before high school. One thing I enjoyed was in college, I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for three years and even lead some builds. My volunteering culminated in my involvement twice a week in low income and a free clinic associated with a homeless shelter.

Personal interests

I have enjoyed reading, photography, and traveling. I have occasional episodes of creative writing. I enjoy working with my hands and am a beginning woodworker. I am currently buying lumber to make some basic wooden furniture pieces for my home.

Education

Undergraduate
Creighton University, BS - Biology, 2006

Medical Training
American University of Integrative Science, St. Maarten School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2011

Training

Internship 2014
Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA

Residency 2015
Psychiatry, Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA

Residency 2016
Psychiatry, Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA

Residency 2017
Psychiatry, Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA

Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry