Dr. Kiumars Shams, MD

Dr. Kiumars Shams, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Kiumars Shams, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more.

101 S Jefferson St Apt C

Pensacola, FL 32502

Contact Information

(850) 432-3334

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
more than 13% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Shams does not have any board certifications listed.

73  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • 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
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic 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)
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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10  Procedures

  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Mind-Body Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Technique Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shams has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Shams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shams' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shams to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shams' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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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...more
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