Dr. Davinder Kakar, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 67

Dr. Kakar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

St Joseph Mercy Oakland

44405 Woodward Ave Pontiac, MI 48341

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Dr. Davinder Kakar, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Pontiac, MI and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kakar has more experience with Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Guru Nanak Med College medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kakar to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kakar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kakar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kakar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (248) 745-3800.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Kakar is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
Delusional Disorder
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Kakar is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
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Dr. Kakar's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Kakar's Reviews

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Dr. Kakar has treated my two sons for 9 years. They both have made tremendous progress with the symptoms of their illnesses. Dr. Kakar is an exceptional diagnostician and communicator. With effective medication and outstanding counseling and patient/parent dialogue, Dr. Kakar has helped my sons through crisis to stability. He is always available, caring, and professional.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Ten minutes for a diagnosis. I've been diagnosed by two of the best in the U.S. Karkar falls short of a physician who cares about his diagnosis or the patient. The medications he ordered are contraindicated w/ ACE inhibitors. The mixture would've been catastrophic. With a bachelors in nursing, pharmacology has been beneficial in protecting the well being of myself & others. There are too many caring, better physicians to risk seeing Karkar! If you want drugs, Lithium, Seroquel etc. he's a 5*
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Partly Sunny in Pontiac – Jul 12, 2018
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This July I will have been seeing Dr. Kakar for three years. We have a very good working relationship. Each month I bring him my concerns and updates about how I am feeling. He listens carefully and provides encouraging words and then decides whether any changes need to be made to my medication regiment. I am satisfied that I have found Dr. Kakar to be very professional as we are open and honest with each other.
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Biography

Dr. Davinder Kakar, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Pontiac, MI and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kakar...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Fairlawn Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Guru Nanak Med College
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Davinder Kakar, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Davinder Kakar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kakar frequently treats Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse. See all practice areas where Dr. Kakar specializes.

Where is Dr. Davinder Kakar, MD's office located?

Dr. Kakar's office is located at 44405 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48341. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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St Joseph Mercy Oakland44405 Woodward Ave Pontiac, MI 48341
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Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland

Pontiac, MI

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)