Mohammad Ahmad, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. M. Ahmad is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is primarily a child psychiatrist and sees patients at both Peachford Behavioral Hospital and in private practice in the Roswell/Alpharetta/Dunwoody area.
He completed his General Psychiatry training in Kansas City at the University of Missouri and went on to become an associate professor at Marshall University until 1997. He then completed a fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Emory University.
His academic interests include serotonin syndrome, delusions following temporal lobe manipulation and surgery, and right hemisphere syndrome, and Dr. Ahmad has published papers in these areas. He enjoys speaking to others about various aspects of psychiatry and is frequently invited as a guest speaker by different organizations.
Dr. Ahmad has a conservative treatment approach and works to get the best results possible with the smallest doses of medication. He enjoys keeping up with the latest research in psychiatry. He is one of the few child psychiatrists in the Atlanta area who is an expert in treating childhood bipolar disorder.

Dr. Rukhsana Ahmad

Psychiatrist

Dr. R. Ahmad is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her training in General Psychiatry at Temple University and went on to become Chief Resident in the Department of Psychiatry during her time there. She is now working at her private practice in the Roswell, Alpharetta Area. She enjoys treating adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
She has experience in academic psychiatry and her academic interests include cultural and gender differences affecting responses to psychotherapy. She enjoys speaking to various organizations about her interests in psychiatry.
Dr. Ahmad’s treatment approach includes combining therapy and small doses of medication to achieve the best possible result for her patients. She stays up to date on the latest research in psychiatry and uses the most current research to treat adult ADHD and Bipolar disorders.

Sydney Cunningham

Nurse Practitioner

Sydney Cunningham is a Nurse Practitioner at Atlanta Behavioral Medicine, Inc.
She received her Masters in Family Nursing at Kennesaw State. She is fully trained in psychiatry and mental health.

Saima Hashmi

Nurse Practitioner

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.