Published on July 17, 2019

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Nivedita Nadkarni

Nivedita Nadkarni, pediatric psychiatrist

Dr. Nivedita Nadkarni, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, has joined the Behavioral Health Departments at Essentia Health-South University Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota and Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

“I have a great respect for the values Essentia Health stands for,” says Dr. Nadkarni. “When offered the opportunity to help grow the behavioral health program, I was very excited to join this prestigious team.”

Dr. Nadkarni earned a medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed residencies in psychiatry and adult psychiatry, and a fellowship in child and adult psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Nadkarni is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

“Working with young minds is a great responsibility and I take it very seriously. The rates of depression and suicide are going up each year and I feel this age group is especially vulnerable to succumb to the pressures that life brings,” explains Dr. Nadkarni. “I would like to help assist my patients and their families to develop coping skills and encourage them to reach out and seek help when they need it.

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