Ms. Saima Hashmi is an experienced nurse practitioner serving the metro Atlanta community. Saima obtained her master's degree as a family nurse practitioner from Savannah State University. Prior to this, she earned a bachelor's degree from Adventist University of Health Sciences and another bachelor's degree from the University of Karachi. She also holds an associate's degree from Dalton State College. Saima is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. During family practice, Saima started experiencing a heavy influx of refugee population. These patients were recouping from the emotional distress of decades causing psychiatric conditions alongside physical conditions. Having worked in the discipline of neurology and participated in related research studies, Saima's interest and focus evolved towards the specialized discipline of psychiatry. Moving to family psychiatry, Saima treats patients of all ages. Practice includes medication management, assessing, diagnosing, prescribing and monitoring of prognosis in collaboration with psychotherapists, and other specialists.
Her full spectrum of care involves acute and chronic conditions of Depression, Mood Disorders, GENERAL Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Attention Deficit Disorder, (ADD/ADHD) Psychotic Disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) making referrals for psychotherapy and other specialties, as necessary. Saima believes that patient and family education with an emphasis on healthy lifestyles and prevention is the most important ingredient of any treatment plan. She is efficient, decisive, and has a keen eye for detail. She is skilled at ensuring quality and keeping an open communication with her patients. She holds herself to the highest standard of care and is dedicated to creating a positive patient experience for every individual.