Shariq Refai, MD
Shariq Refai, MD, completed his psychiatry residency, closely studying the effects drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior. In addition, Dr. Refai provides each patient and family member with psycho-education, counseling, and therapy. His areas of expertise include:
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Depression and Depressive disorders
Mood and Bipolar Disorders
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Schizophrenia and Psychosis
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.
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
St. George's University School of Medicine,
2003 - 2008
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
2009 - 2011
JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, TX
2011 - 2013
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Behavioral Health
From the Doctor:
After living all over the country including New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Hawaii, Texas, and Maine, I finally decided to come back and settle where I first began my journey in medicine. I love living in Jacksonville due to the cultural diversity and the good mix of urban living. There are endless possibilities when it comes to activities and interests.
My philosophy of care has always been to provide quality, individualized care to each one of my patients. Through my day-to-day interactions, I have learned that understanding human interaction is crucial to exceptional treatment. I recognize that each person is a product of their experiences and environment which allows for individualized treatment.
I came back to Jacksonville because I think it is essential to give back to the community that gave me so much.