Dr. Kiumars Shams, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 73
  
Dr. Shams

Escambia NeuroPsychiatric Center

101 S Jefferson St Apt C Pensacola, FL 32502

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(850) 432-3334

Dr. Kiumars Shams, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Pensacola, FL and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of South Florida / College of Medicine medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with West Florida Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shams to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Shams' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
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Dr. Shams treats Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Shams treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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Dr. Shams treats Drug and Alcohol Dependence more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Shams treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Tobacco Use Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shams treats Tobacco Use Disorder more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Shams treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Shams' conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Alzheimer Disease Familial 3 - Spastic Paraparesis - Apraxia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease Without Neurofibrillary Tangles
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Mind-Body Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Technique Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • 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
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Attack
  • Parkinson Disease 10 (PARK10)
  • Parkinson Disease 11 (PARK11)
  • Parkinson Disease 12 (PARK12)
  • Parkinson Disease 13 (PARK13)
  • Parkinson Disease 2, Autosomal Recessive Juvenile (PARK2)
  • Parkinson Disease 3, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (PARK3)
  • Parkinson Disease 4, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (PARK4)
  • Parkinson Disease 5 (PARK5)
  • Parkinson Disease 6 (PARK6)
  • Parkinson Disease 7 (PARK7)
  • Parkinson Disease 8 (PARK8)
  • Parkinson Disease 9 (PARK9)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Through seeing Dr. Shams for 4 yrs, he still couldn't get my name correct so I just accepted my new name after correcting him every visit to no avail. When I left the state and needed a copy of my medical records to take to a new Dr, I found all kinds of errors. Important errors! While seeing him, I thought he understood me but after reading my records, he either never truly understood my issues or he is a poor record keeper. I'm really not sure which it is. But he was good at writing rxes which is really all I needed. But an inaccurate medical record could cause serious and dangerous problems for a person. If you have kids or a job you depend on or need to get social security going, I wouldn't depend on his records and may cause a person problems!
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Jun 14, 2019
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I visited Dr. Shams for a simple review of my condition required by the State of Ohio. Dr Shams seemed confused. He seemed to have a preconceived idea of my condition before my visit. Questions he claimed to have asked were different on his report. My answers were left out pertinent to my condition. This Dr. Truly appeared to be incompetent. The State of Ohio dismissed Dr. Shams report. Very poorly written with inaccurate information. Very disappointed with this doctor. Complete fail !
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Pensacola, FL – Aug 26, 2016
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He is very patient, thoughtful and takes as much time as needed to allow you to understand his goals and to ask questions. I feel like he really cares for my well being and goes into detail so that I understand what he is saying. I am very happy with this doctor and I feel positive with the results I'm experiencing so far.
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Care Philosophy

Our qualified, professional Staff is dedicated to the health and well being of mind and body. We offer quality, private mental health care at its finest. You don't have to suffer alone. Please call us.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling

Education

1978
University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1974
University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Medical School

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  • Does Dr. Shams offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Shams have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Shams offer weekend visits?

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Escambia NeuroPsychiatric Center

Escambia Neuropsychiatric Center101 S Jefferson St Apt C Pensacola, FL 32502
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West Florida Hospital

Pensacola, FL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)