Mariam H. Asar, M.D., F.A.A.P., Psychiatrist, joins Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Dr. Asar has joined Canton-Potsdam Hospital and will begin seeing adult patients at 20 Cottage Street in Potsdam, NY, on Monday, August 15th.

August 12, 2011

Asar Joins Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Potsdam, NY--(315) 261-5405-Mariam H. Asar, M.D., F.A.A.P., Psychiatrist, has joined Canton-Potsdam Hospital and will begin seeing adult patients (18+ years of age) at 20 Cottage Street (former nursing home), in Potsdam, NY, on Monday, August 15.

Dr. Asar completed her medical training at the Dow Medical College, Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan. She competed her Pediatrics Residency at the Children's Hospital, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, and her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, P.A. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is Board eligible for Adult Psychiatry. She brings a wealth of experience from around the world, having served medical positions in Great Britain, Pakistan, Scotland, and the United States.

Psychiatrists are general medicine physicians who have competed additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health diseases. These may range from clinical depression to schizophrenia, and can include learning disabilities, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and substance abuse diseases such as alcoholism. Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments for mental health disorders. These may include behavior modification, group and individual counseling, medication, or sometimes referral for surgery, depending on the type and stage of disease as well as the patient's physical condition.

Dr. Asar's research interests include psychoanalysis, cognitive behavior therapy, and hypnosis. She uses her spare time lobbying in support of the expansion of insurance coverage for children with psychiatric disorders.

She and her husband, Ramzan Ali, are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy exercise and physical fitness, painting, and travel, especially to Manhattan, NY to visit their son, Ehsan-Abbas Ali, a second-year law student attending Columbia Law School.

Individuals can schedule appointments by calling (315) 261-5405. Visit cphospital.org to learn more about psychiatry services at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

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