ABPN Board-Certified Psychiatrist.
Medical Director Family Behavioral Health.
Clinical Assistant Professor University of Illinois Chicago Medical School
Department of Psychiatry Active Member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
My number one goal is to walk the walk with people and help them when they are in a storm so the end result is smooth sailing. Now, being a facilitator of the patient concerns means not handling and solving their problems for them. Rather, collaboratively working with them to help them solve their problems. Help them generate solutions and never stealing their destiny. Patients have to learn to how to generate solutions. Doctors and therapists need to keep our heads clear so we can do our work with our patients. This means give patients the independence to sort out their lives. That doesn’t mean bypass supporting your patients. Of course you give support. We sometimes call our clinic FBH University because we go through so much knowledge and support when it’s appropriate. You just don’t do it to the point that it weakens your patients and they are worse off than when they entered your office. I and my team work appropriately and diligently to help shed light in my patient’s lives with our biological, psychological a social treatments. We look forward to you reaching your healthy state of wellbeing.
Dr. Parvin is an American Board of Psyhciatry and Neurology (ABPN) Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist and Subspecialty Fellowship Trainied in Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who trained under the eminent Dr. Robert Friedberg in Child and Adolescent Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (the number one evidence based therapy in the medical literature) was created by Dr. Aaron Beck. Current and past member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Well Published & professionally honored by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
He has completed more In Depth Genetic Testing Analysis than anyone in the Midwest. No one is dedicated to Genetic Testing of behavioral health medicines and their understanding as Dr.Parvin is. He is on his way to 1000 reviews.
He has been well published academically and professionally honored by the (ACGME) Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. The ACGME is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award honors 6 residents/fellows, chosen by the students they teach who have exhibited particularly strong teaching skills and are role models for compassionate, relationship-centered care at their medical school.While there, he organized the Operation Chocolate for Children, a community outreach project which impacted ~70,000 children who were victims of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
Dr. Parvin worked on joint research with the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network. CAPTN is a partnership of doctors doing research to answer important questions about treatments for youth with behavioral illness. CAPTN was created in 2003 by the National Institute of Mental health (NIMH) and is a partnership between Duke University and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). For information about ongoing research studies, please ask Dr. Parvin about CAPTN.
Dr. Parvin believes in being up to date with current knowledge. His practice is cutting edge with regard to safety issues e.g. laboratory tests and clinical rating scales. He is not a believer in pills solving all problems. He believes that most human beings can benefit from exploring treatment possibilities in the Biological, Psychological, Social and when appropriate Spiritual centers of the healing process. Biological treatments can consist in exploring the possibility of organic causes for illness e.g. seizure disorder, anemia, electrolyte abnormalities etc. and biological treatments e.g. medications. The psychological treatments focus on psychotherapy e.g. Individual or group therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Play Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis etc. Social treatments can include testing, government assistance, school support etc. Spiritual treatments would be centered on encouraging the patient’s own higher power beliefs which have been shown in research articles to help in the healing process e.g. AA the number one treatment for alcohol dependence. He does not emphasize any particular faith to his patients and Dr. Parvin is respectful of religious backgrounds and cultures.
Dr. Parvin's Peer Reviewed Academic Publications: • 2007 Wernicke's Encephalopathy in a Pediatric Patient with Anorexia Nervosa – Restricting Type • 2006 Penn State (CASP) Child and Adolescent Service System Program. "Understanding Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents". Module 12, "Neuroleptics". • 2005 Medical Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition Edited by I. Leslie Rubin, M.D., & Allen C. Crocker, M.D. Chapter 23 Mental Health and Behavior Depression ECT Treatment.
Dr. Parvin's Academic, Teaching Professional Lectures are too many to list. He has lectured in academic institutions, nationally, in large audiences with hundreds of people and also in small settings about a diverse set of topics from bipolar disorder to autism, from medication treatment to psychotherapy and systems of healthcare.