"A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step"
Gwinnett Psychiatry provides both general and sub-specialty psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults. We work to ensure a careful, thorough evaluation followed by comprehensive multi-modal outpatient treatment.
Our Goal: is to provide the highest standard of behavioral health care. Through our commitment, we encourage individuals to grow and follow their own unique path to recovery. We believe the path to recovery must be walked in partnership and we are dedicated to ensuring individuals have a voice in the ways we support them.
Our Ideology Emphasizes: ■ In depth evaluation and diagnosis ■ Multidisciplinary perspectives ■ Individualized treatment based on the clinical evidence ■ Involvement of family and related members ■ Patient and family therapy
Good psychiatrist means good physician and diagnostician. Dr. Rubina has diagnosed patients with different medical conditions such as thyroid disease, diabetes, hydrocephalus, sleep disorders, vitamin deficiencies and other medical conditions which can masquerade as psychiatric disorders. Every new patient she sees gets screened for many of these and other medical conditions to get a clear picture of what may be causing their psychiatric symptoms. Additional tests or specialist referrals are also ordered, as needed.
Top-quality treatment means that our clinician(s) must communicate with psychologists, therapists, PCPs and other specialists in order to provide the top most care for our patients. Medication alone is rarely the proper means of treatment, especially in children and adolescents. The use of medication in children often has its place as a vital adjunct to other treatments, but the decision for a child to take medication should be made only after a thorough evaluation and discussing the benefits, side effects, alternatives with their parents or guardians.