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Savitha Puttaiah, MD

Savitha Puttaiah, MD

Psychiatrist

Savitha Puttaiah, MD Biography and Info

Savitha Puttaiah, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, has a wide range of experience in various inpatient and outpatient treatment settings, including as an attending hospital psychiatrist for the past eight years. Dr. Puttaiah primarily focuses in inpatient psychiatry has a particular interest in mood disorders. Her area of expertise include:

  • Mood disorders
  • Affective disorders
  • Hospital based psychiatry
  • Medical Director, Baptist Behavioral Health

From the Doctor

My philosophy of care is based on the belief that every individual is unique and deserves to be heard. I believe that strong therapeutic relationships that are embedded in empathic and nonjudgmental listening, collaboration and partnership, sound clinical knowledge, and transparency are the cornerstone of good clinical care. As a psychiatrist, I draw inspiration from the works of Adolf Meyer, and strive to understand the individual as a whole in order to bring about change and improvement. I think that there's no health without mental health, and therefore, it is important on every level to bring about greater awareness of mental health, and work towards reducing stigma.

During my childhood in southern India, I only knew of of two seasons: summer and the monsoons. I have discovered that Jacksonville offers similar weather conditions, and makes me feel right at home . I love exploring nature and national parks with my husband and two daughters, catching up with friends, trying a new recipe, listening to a good podcast, and photography.

I have discovered that Jacksonville offers the same loveliness of tropical weather, and makes me feel right at home . I love exploring nature and national parks with my husband and two daughters, catching up with friends, trying a new recipe, listening to a good podcast, and trying my hand at photography.

Titles

  • Medical Director, Baptist Behavioral Health
  • Medical Director, Baptist Behavioral Health

Specialties

  • PsychiatristAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches
  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Baptist Medical Center Nassau
  • Wolfson Children's Hospital

Legal Practice Name

  • Baptist Behavioral Health, LLC

Additional Information

Education & Training

  • MBBS

    Bangalore University

    1995 – 2001


  • Internship

    Drexel University College of Medicine - Philadelphia , PA

    2008 – 2010


  • Residency

    Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore , MD

    2010 – 2012


  • Fellowship

    Duke Univeristy - Durham , NC

    2019 – 2019