Meet Dr. Uddin
I am originally from New York City and attended the University of Rochester in upstate New York for my undergraduate studies. I then went on to medical school at Ross University. From there, I pursued combined training in both psychiatry and internal medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital. At the time, KU was 1 of just ten programs in the country that offered such training. I jumped on the opportunity and was fortunate enough to earn a spot. After completing the program, I obtained board certification in both specialties and am licensed in Kansas and Missouri.
I was drawn to psychiatry and internal medicine primarily to bridge the gap between the two and improve the stigma of psychiatry. Despite the prevalence of psychiatric disorders, they are often written off and not considered as severe as medical diagnoses. However, I know both from treating it regularly and my battle with bipolar disorder, for example, how difficult it can be. When not recognized and managed appropriately, it can be just as debilitating as any medical condition out there, as it once was for me. I feel my journey with mental health, which has been anything but smooth, uniquely allows me to relate to and empathize with patients.
I care for the whole patient and thus treat both psychiatric and as well as any chronic medical conditions. Often there is significant overlap between underlying medical and psychiatric disorders, and neither should be considered independently of the other. As is rare in the field of psychiatry, my background allows me to rule out any organic medical condition that can account for psychiatric symptoms. Only then do I feel confident in diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders.
Throughout the process, I encourage my patients to be active members of their treatment team. I do not believe in dictating one’s care but rather I present treatment options, risks, benefits, and allow the patient to express their concerns. We collaborate to formulate a treatment plan together. I am genuinely invested in the success of my patients. I make a concerted effort to address all clinical concerns and make myself accessible to all my patients. I know how frustrating it can be to be unable to reach your physician in a time of need.
I understand it may be difficult to ask for help. It took significant struggles in my life before I decided to do so. However, I do not regret it. I assure you; I will listen intently and make you feel heard and validated. I consider it an honor and a privilege to care for patients. Thank you for the opportunity!