Portfolio Category: Psychiatry

Dr. Tarek Aziz

Dr. Aziz completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, the American Board of Psychosomatic Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has medical licenses in both Ohio and Indiana and has served as a faculty member for Wright State University School of Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. “I have worked in every setting — both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry and consulting as well,” Dr. Aziz said. “I enjoy the mix of work at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. I enjoy working with both the inpatient and outpatient areas and with a mix of ages.”

At his office, Dr. Aziz will see patients six years and older, for a variety of disorders including depression, bi-polar disorder, addiction, abuse, schizophrenia, dementia and disorders of childhood and adolescence. Dr. Aziz will alternate coverage with Dr. Max Haque seeing patients in The Summit every other month. While working in The Summit, Dr. Aziz will supervise the direct care of patients, seeing them on a daily basis, and treating them with medication as needed. The Summit is a secured unit within the hospital that treats patients age 55 and older with dementia and other psychiatric disorders who require intensive treatment on a short-term basis. Patients are usually referred from another facility and stay on average seven to 10 days. Patients participate in therapy, music and activity groups. Drs. Aziz and Haque have ongoing communication with patients’ family members about their treatment. Upon discharge, the doctors arrange a continued care plan appointment with the patient’s ongoing healthcare provider. “We have a unique facility and often receive referrals from Columbus and areas outside of the local area,” Dr. Aziz said.

In his free time, Dr. Aziz enjoys hiking, biking and swimming. “I wanted a quiet place to serve and wanted to be in a rural area; I really enjoy it here,” he said.

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Dr. Max Haque

After finishing Medical School in India, Max Haque did courses in Neurology and Psychiatry in London, England and worked in different hospitals in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Dr. Haque then completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Houston as well as a residency program in Psychiatry at the New York Medical College and a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Montefiore Hospital in New York City. He was subsequently hired at a private hospital in Columbus Ohio which later became affiliated with Ohio State University Hospitals where he worked for 2 years.

“My personal philosophy of health is defined as the dynamic interaction of the physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental dimensions of well being. I see health education and promotion as instruments that are utilized to improve the health behaviors of individuals which in turn modifies the health of entire communities and/or populations.”

Depression, Mood Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders including Delusional Disorders, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bi-Polar/Schizophrenia

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