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LMH Health psychiatrist joining Bert Nash Center team in May

Dr. Akhtar

When Dr. Eeman Akhtar begins his new role in May, he will be leaving one healthcare provider located on Maine Street and joining another one right across the street.


Dr. Akhtar has been a psychiatrist at LMH Health since August 2019, working with adults. He worked at the LMH Health West Campus. Starting May 6, he will assume a similar position at the Bert Nash Center.


“I felt like it was time for a change, but I wanted to stay with the community. This community has been good to me, and I’ve developed a lot of relationships here,” Dr Akhtar said. “One of my good friends Dr. Spencer Harrison worked here. We went to residency together. He had said some wonderful things about Bert Nash.”


Dr. Akhtar works with adults of all ages and focuses predominately on depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, PTSD and ADHD.


“We’re excited to add Dr. Akhtar’s skill and expertise to the team,” said Bert Nash Center CEO Patrick Schmitz.


Dr. Akhtar will work four 10-hour days and will be in the office one day a week and three days a week will see patients virtually.


“I like seeing people one-on-one. I like spending time with them and getting to know them and their lives,” Dr. Akhtar said. “I feel like there aren’t that many fields in medicine that allow you to do that, but psychiatry is one of them. It’s more personal. It’s a good fit for me.”


Dr. Akhtar met his wife in medical school. They have two children, a son 12 and a daughter 4.


Dr. Akhtar comes from a family of physicians as does his wife. He is the fourth generation of his family to go into the medical field.


“It’s a profession that’s all about helping people,” he said. “That’s what I love about it.”


Dr. Akhtar attended medical school in Pakistan, where his family is originally from. His family moved to Kansas when he was in the ninth grade. He attended Blue Valley North High School and did two years of his undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas.


“I’m definitely a Jayhawk fan,” he said. “I love Lawrence, and I love the people.”


Dr. Akhtar is grateful for his time at LMH Health and is eager to begin a new chapter at the Bert Nash Center.


“It’s exciting,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it.”











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