Dr. Kiumars Shams, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 75

Dr. Shams

Escambia NeuroPsychiatric Center

101 S Jefferson St Pensacola, FL 32502

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(850) 432-3334

Dr. Kiumars Shams, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Pensacola, FL and has over 47 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' conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • 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
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • 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 Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • 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 Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • 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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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 !
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Andrew D Engels in Pensacola, FL – Mar 15, 2016
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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....Read more


  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling


University of South Florida / College of Medicine
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University of South Florida / College of Medicine
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Dr. Shams frequently treats Addiction, Adjustment Disorder , and Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shams treats.

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Dr. Shams' office is located at 101 S Jefferson St, Pensacola, FL 32502. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Escambia NeuroPsychiatric Center

Escambia Neuropsychiatric Center101 S Jefferson St Pensacola, FL 32502

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West Florida Hospital

Pensacola, FL

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)