Northwell Adds Substance Use Psychiatrist

Roopali Parikh

Roopali Parikh, MD, a psychiatrist who specializes in substance use disorder, has joined Northwell Health Physician Partners’ Behavioral Health Group Practice in Manhasset. The practice is one of the few private behavioral health facilities in Nassau County to accept most commercial insurance.

“For those patients seeking addiction services who may be less comfortable attending an addiction clinic setting, the addition of Dr. Parikh to our group practice offers an alternative option that accepts insurance,” said Blaine Greenwald, MD, vice president and executive director of the Behavioral Health Service Line for Northwell Health. “At Northwell, we are trying to address the opioid epidemic by creating diverse and affordable access points for patients and families confronting substance use disorders.”

In 2018, 110 people died of opioid overdoses in Nassau County, according to the most recent statistics from the New York State Department of Health.

Northwell Health’s Zucker Hillside Hospital (ZHH) also operates one hospital-based and three community-based clinics for substance use disorders in Nassau and Queens, all of which also accept most insurance.

Parikh, whose practice is located at 1554 Northern Boulevard, will see patients Monday through Thursday. She is part of a team that includes other full-time psychiatrists, a part-time child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and five licensed clinical social workers. After earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing science from Seton Hall University, she received her medical degree from the Medical University of Lublin, Poland. After completing her psychiatry residency at Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, FL, Parikh completed a fellowship program in addiction psychiatry at ZHH.

Parikh is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. She has published articles in The American Journal on Addictions, “Predictors of Binge Drinking in Elderly Americans” and in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, “Addressing PTSD and Suicide in U.S. Veterans.”

—Submitted by Northwell Health

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