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730 24th Street NW, Ste 10
Washington, DC 20037

Helping Patients

As a psychopharmacologist, trained at The Johns Hopkins University, I integrate challenging medication management with mindfulness techniques. I enjoy helping people to deal with the challenges of emotional disturbance and to guide patients for achieving optimum feelings of wellness. I have been treating children, adolescents and adults since 1992.

The growth in my practice is a testimony to the caring, compassionate and personal treatment I have given patients for the past 30 years. My primary goal is to help patients manage their mental health challenges and improve their ability to lead active, engaged and productive lives. There are many exciting new therapies that have been developed for mental health challenges. In general, the earlier patients begin their treatment the outcome could be more positive. During each stages of your treatment I work in collaboration with your other health care providers.

If you or a loved one is suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disordersautism, developmental disabilities, eating disorders, gender identity disorders, please contact me for a Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation. I believe in integrative medicine for the optimum wellness of the mind, body and soul.

Dr. Smita Patel, MD, DLFAPA
My Specialties

I specialize in providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment of the following disorders in patients of all ages from children, adolescents to adults of all ages.

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“I consider myself so very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Patel. I previously had a psychiatrist who I am sure was quite competent attending my care, but who had absolutely no personality or warmth. Dr. Patel is the complete opposite. She has big brown eyes that look directly into yours with understanding, care and concern making me feel safe. Her practice includes her own approach to breathing and relaxation, which is so vital to mental health and over all well being. I am excited to see what she will do as she expands her horizons in psychiatric medicine.” – Jeanne, Montgomery County 

“I have been a patient of Doctor Patel for several years. I really appreciate how much she cares. Thank you Dr. Patel.” – Edward, Montgomery Village, MD  

“…I tried many psychiatrists who were located closer to my new home and place of work. None of them had the compassion or holistic support offered by Dr. Patel. Dr. Patel is a key member of my support network.” – Kristen, Anne Arundel County