BAKERSFIELD PSYCHIATRIST AND MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC
PSYCHIATRIC MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, INC- (PMPI)
We are a group of providers who got together a few years back and started providing services in the remote rural areas of California, and we were able to successfully meet the needs of the Tele-Psychiatry Clinics we started and serviced. This is still a big part of our practice.
Now we have decided to start providing our services to the local Bakersfield community due to increasing demand, increased population and long waiting times for patients to seek mental health care.We have started a clinic in the much under-served North-East location in Bakersfield.
We are only accepting new patients and new referrals for Psychotherapy, please use the ROI and Referral form on this web site to refer patients for Psychiatric Care.
Two providers who started the clinic are Jagdeep S. Garewal, MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist and Kimberly Hoffmann, PharmD, also a Board Certified Clinical Pharmacist. Edwards D. Bright, FNP, MSN Brighter Futures joined PMPI group in July of 2012.
Dr Garewal has limited his practice days to 3 days a month only, and mainly follows up his old patients. Routine medication refills and check ups are also being done by Kimberly Hoffmann, PharmD, or Edwards Bright, FNP, as both of them are not accepting new patients.
PROFILES OF OUR PROVIDERS
JAGDEEP S. GAREWAL, MD, PSYCHIATRIST, PRESIDENT PMPI
Graduated from Residency in 1997 from University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, in Practice since 1997, Board Certified in Psychiatry 2001-2011, Private Practice, County Mental Health, in-patient Psychiatry, and Telemedicine (since 2003)
Past President of Kern County Chapter of Central CA Psychiatric Society (CCPS), Chair of Membership committee of CCPS, Chief Resident in Psychiatry in Residency Program
KIMBERLY A. HOFFMANN, PharmD, BCPP
Is a Board Certified Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist, who is capable of Psychiatric Practice with Psychiatric Physician oversight like a Nurse Practitioner. She has a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of the Pacific. Has Practice experience at Kern Medical Center, a Teaching Hospital in the in-patient Psychiatric unit and of Private Practice with PMPI.
EDWARDS DOUGLAS BRIGHT, MSN, NP
Is a Nurse Practitioner with PMPI, who graduated from his MSN from Univ. of Phoenix, AZ in Nov of 2004. He did his BSN from California State University, Bakersfield, CA. He is a Family Nurse Practitioner, with a focus in Psychiatry. His experience has been in Practice in Multi-Specialty group as well as in Private Practice. His past experiences have included work with difficult to treat mental health patients like patient on Clozaril and patient who have received ECT Therapy.
MONICA PECK, LCSW
Is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who Graduated from CSUB
She Conducts bio-psychosocial assessments to identify the psychosocial needs of the client and/or their family (all ages)
Provide psychotherapy to a wide range of a client population, She is well verse in different forms of Psychotherapy like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Anxiety, Group Therapy, and DBT, Brief Therapeutic intervention. She specializes in helping victims of abuse or violence and individuals with serious medical conditions. She has a unique specialization with law enforcement officers and their families. She is also very proud to assist Veterans who may continue to struggle long after arriving home. She works with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds.