Dr. Yasir Ahmad, MD

Dr. Yasir Ahmad, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 51

Psychiatry

Dr. Yasir Ahmad, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Paramus, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

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300 Forest Ave Paramus, NJ 07652
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(201) 257-5041

Debra Simon Center for Integrative Medicine

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Debra Simon Center for Integrative Medicine87 Route 17 N Maywood, NJ 07607
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(201) 257-5041

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  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Ahmad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahmad

3.6

Based on 21 ratings

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4 Stars
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Doctor Ahmad is a wonderful, caring physician who is genuinely interested in the well -being of my son. He connects extremely well with his patients and does not rush. He is a true gem in our community. We are lucky to have such a skilled and sincere psychiatrist. His staff is great too! They are friendly and helpful. Thank you Dr Ahmad!
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
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Feb 12, 2022
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Dr. Ahmad was wonderful with my son. He helped and encouraged my son when he needed it most. When he left the Debra Simon Center, the Center refused to see my son after that. Dr. Ahmad was always on time, courteous and sincere with my son. I cannot say the same for the Debra Simon Center. After 2 years, the Debra Simon Center forced my son to change insurance to suit their needs and then refused to see my son at all. The Debra Simon Center only sees patients that are doing well, don't want patients that need help. I understand why Dr. Ahmad left that facility.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 19, 2021
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Very good doctor. He is very open and listens.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Michele – Feb 02, 2021
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Dr Yasir Amad saw me for s year. He then had no problem prescribing pills but refused to help me get medicinal MJ. He pretended that never happened. he became judgemental did not help and billed me then lied about "evaluating me" they charged ahead of time and asked for cash twice before appointment. Once in his office he refused participation. Hackensack Meridisn Health denied assistance in refunding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • 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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Anxiety and depression patient in Maywood, NJ – Apr 30, 2019
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My wife has been a patient of Doctor Ahmad for a couple of years now. I have noticed a regression in her behavior and mental health under his care. Issues have exacerbated in the past few months. She has become extremely frustrated and he is not very responsive to her concerns.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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BT – Sep 01, 2018
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Dr.Ahmad is an exceptional doctor he’s very caring about his patients and he has helped me get through tough times. I would recommend him to anyone that wants a sincere doctor he’s a great person. ??????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mar 02, 2018
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I drove in rush hour traffic from Morris County to Hackensack, NJ. I was on time for my 6 pm appointment but the doctor was not...I was furious. I wanted to change doctor asap. Then I was finally called in to see Dr. Ahmad, my first time. He is genuinely a nice guy that knows his stuff. I will go back despite the wait time because of the psychiatric care I will receive in return. He is really great.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
15 people found this helpful
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Sabina S in Parsippany, NJ – Dec 22, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ahmad's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anxiety
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmad treats Anxiety more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ahmad treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmad treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ahmad treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmad treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ahmad treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ahmad's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • 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
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Ahmad accepts the following insurance:

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Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
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Blue Card PPO
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MultiPlan
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person."

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Yasir Ahmad, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (201) 257-5041, and for other questions, call (201) 490-5158.

Does Dr. Yasir Ahmad, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ahmad has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Yasir Ahmad, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Yasir Ahmad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ahmad frequently treats Anxiety, ADHD and-or ADD, and Major Depressive Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ahmad treats.

Where is Dr. Yasir Ahmad, MD's office located?

Dr. Ahmad's office is located at 300 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)