Serge Vilvar, MD
Serge Vilvar, MD is board certified in psychiatry and family medicine. He with a holistic approach, Dr. Vilvar provides excellent inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care at Baptist Health facilities. Dr. Vilvar’s areas of expertise include:
A Psychiatrist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders and adjustment disorders. The Psychiatrist is able to understand the biologic, psychologic and social components of illness, and therefore is uniquely prepared to treat the whole person. A Psychiatrist is qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests and to prescribe medications, evaluate and treat psychologic and interpersonal problems, and to intervene with families who are coping with stress, crises and other problems in living.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Medicine, Port-au-Prince
1979 - 1983
Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY
1992 - 1993
Creedmoor Pschiatric Center, Queens Village, NY
1993 - 1996
Columbia Univ/College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1994 - 1996
St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, Hoboken, NJ
1996 - 1999
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Behavioral Health
From the Doctor:
I am captivated by the urban charm of the city mixed with its rural beauty. I enjoy going to so many attractive places, theaters, beaches, the symphony, and the active life associated to so many great colleges and universities. I believe all these make the North Florida region a place where everyone can find something interesting.
I believe in a team approach to patient care. I always strive to get all the necessary parties involved, especially the patient, who is an integral part of the treatment team in order to have the most optimal and holistic delivery of care.
I believe mental health disorders affect the patient, the family and the community as a whole. I am involved in Haitian-American Professional Association of Northeast Florida in order to increase community awareness about the impact of mental health disorders in Northeast Florida.