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Psychiatrist, MD
MarylandCaliforniaFloridaIllinois
Addiction-ADHD- Anxiety -Bipolar disorder- Depression- Eating disorders & disordered eating-

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Professional statement

Chiedozie O. Ojimba, MD/MPH.

Dr. Ojimba is a board-certified psychiatrist in general adult and addiction psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He received his general adult psychiatry residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship training at Interfaith Medical Center, New York and Montefiore-Albert Einstein College of Medicine University Hospital, New York respectively. He attended the University of Wolverhampton in United Kingdom, where he earned his master’s in public health (MPH) degree.

Dr. Ojimba has over 18 years of clinical practice experience since his graduation from medical school. He had worked as an internal medicine and emergency room physician in United Kingdom for close to a decade prior to starting his psychiatry residency program in the USA. He also worked as public health specialist both in the United Kingdom and USA. He was the chief resident during his residency training and has mentored several medical students and residents in different specialties. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and case reports in psychiatry and addiction. Dr. Ojimba belongs to various professional organizations: American Medical Association (AMA), American Psychiatry Association (APA), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAP) and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP). He is also an APA scholar. Dr. Ojimba is a University of Yale REACH (Recognizing and Eliminating Disparities in Addiction through Culturally informed Healthcare) scholar where he was trained in the skills of treating patients with mental illness and addictions in a culturally informed care.

He enjoys the synergy and interwoven connection between internal medicine, psychiatry, addiction, and public health and approaches therapeutic treatments of his patients from that lens of holistic perspective.


Message to clients

Dr. Ojimba uses a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, recognizing the unique needs of each individual. He utilizes in his practice evidence-based medicine, applying the most current neuroscience, clinical and research results to achieve the best possible outcome for his patients. He uses medication management, psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and other interventional methods in treating his patients.

Dr. Ojimba understands that patients with mental illness and substance use problems are a vulnerable population who have struggled through the stigma of looking for help and must be heard and supported. He uses empathy and understanding in collaborating with patients and their families to achieve agreed treatment plans and goals. He specializes in treating individuals of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities for a wide range of mental health conditions and addiction including but not limited to depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), eating disorders, alcohol, opioid, Tobacco, and other substance use related problem.

Dr. Ojimba believes that self-love starts with taking care of one’s health, especially mental health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". He looks forward to helping and working with you to achieve your treatment goals. Dr. Ojimba is committed to helping individuals achieve lasting recovery and improved mental health through an integrated and holistic approach that addresses all aspects of their lives.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years


Montefiore-Albert Einstein University Hospital , Bronx , New York, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Training, 2022
Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, Psychiatry Residency Training , 2021
University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, Masters of Public Health (MPH), 2009
University of Ilorin, Nigeria, MD, 2005

Licensure

Maryland: D0093357 - Washington DC: MD210001976 - New York: 305497 - Virginia: 0101267620 - California: A 172891 - Florida: ME 159195. - Illinois: 036156809 - Kansas: 04-46833

Languages

English, Igbo

Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in MD, DC, NY, VA, CA, FL, IL, KS)
  • American University Student Health Insurance (CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in MD, DC, NY, VA, CA, FL, IL, KS)
  • Amerigroup (in-network in MD, DC, NY, VA, CA, FL, IL, KS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in MD, DC, NY, VA, CA, FL, IL, KS)
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (in-network in MD, DC, NY, VA, CA, FL, IL, KS)
  • Cigna (in-network in MD, DC, NY, VA, CA, FL, IL, KS)
  • Optum (in-network in MD, DC, NY, VA, CA, FL, IL, KS)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in MD, DC, NY, VA, CA, FL, IL, KS)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$400 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $400
  • Initial session:$400 (45min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions:$350undefined
  • Medication management sessions:$200 (15min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We do offer a sliding scale based on Family income.


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