Parveen Azam, MD
The office setting at Hamdard Healthcare,though modest, is warm and inviting. Patients are greeted by friendly and professional staff. Each provider has their own office in which to conduct their own behavioral health services. All medical records are maintained on an electronic medical record system. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. Dr. Azam is a board-certified psychiatrist with a specialty in addictions. Dr. Azam has 20 years of experience in public and private inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Azam possesses comprehensive skills in treating mentally ill and challenging patients. Dr. Azam has worked at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, DuPage County Health Department, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Hamdard’s policy is for a client to see a counselor prior to seeing a psychiatrist to gather important social history information. The psychiatrist will review the chart prior to the first visit with the client. The first session (intake) with the psychiatrist is 60 minutes long and occurs only once. During this session the psychiatrist will be sure to clarify any questions they may have after reviewing a chart. The psychiatrist will also gather a social history of their own; which will include a detailed medical history, a detailed medication history, and mental health history. Subsequent sessions with the psychiatrist are 20 minutes long for medication monitoring and are scheduled based on the psychiatrist’s discretion. They may range from every 3 weeks to a month when introduced to a new medication, to every three months for maintenance appointments.
Languages: English, Urdu/Hindi, Gujarati, Sindhi, Kuch, Farsi