Growing up in a household of physicians, I was introduced to medicine at an early age and developed an understanding that there are still a lot of aspects of the human mind and body (and their interaction) that we do not understand. During my years at medical school, internship and my residency in obstetrics & gynecology, I gravitated towards psychiatry, as I found myself doing much more than just medicine. I believe in treating the person and not just the symptom.
I chose to practice medicine at Kaiser Permanente, as it provides me the opportunity to work closely with therapists in providing comprehensive psychiatric care-including individual, family and group therapy, along with medication management. I believe in partnership, not only with the patient but also the family and that together we can hope for a better and brighter future for patients with sometimes disabling mental illness.
- Madurai Kamaraj University, MD
- Published on 10/1/2009
Chang K, Nayar D, Howe M, Rana M. Atomoxetine as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of co-morbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents with bipolar I or II disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2009 Oct; 19(5):547-51. PMID: 19877979.
- Published on 8/1/2009
DelBello MP, Chang K, Welge JA, Adler CM, Rana M, Howe M, Bryan H, Vogel D, Sampang S, Delgado SV, Sorter M, Strakowski SM. A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of quetiapine for depressed adolescents with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2009 Aug; 11(5):483-93. PMID: 19624387.
- Published on 3/1/2005
Rana M, Khanzode L, Karnik N, Saxena K, Chang K, Steiner H. Divalproex sodium in the treatment of pediatric psychiatric disorders. Expert Rev Neurother. 2005 Mar; 5(2):165-76. PMID: 15853487.