Syed Waqar Hasan, M.D. is a general adult psychiatrist with special interest in addiction and geriatric psychiatry, who has been serving the Hernando Country, Florida area for the past nine years. He is a graduate of the internationally recognized Dow Medical University in Pakistan and started his training in psychiatry at St. Fintans Psychiatric Hospital in Port Laoise, Ireland. He completed residency at Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC) where he was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Waqar was asked to work on a research paper with Dr. Penik on the recent advances in the treatment of alcoholism while at KUMC. After completing his residency, Dr. Waqar worked at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri before relocating to Florida.
Dr. Waqar and his associates are convinced that personalization means more than the individual genetic pattern of our body (important as it may be). They believe that no amount of technology can replace the trust of each person on his or her personal caregiver (more so in mental and behavioral health), and this trust can only be developed if physicians and other providers have a genuine interest in the person who is their patient. With this in mind, Dr. Waqar and his staff favor strategy which leads to prevention over symptomatic treatment and focus their efforts in minimizing the negative impact of medical interventions on quality of life.
Dr. Waqar is actively involved in community service. He volunteers and serves on the Board of Directors at the Crescent Community Clinic in Spring Hill, Florida, which provides free medical care to uninsured individuals. Dr. Waqar has served as Medical Director of Springbrook Psychiatric Hospital in Brooksville, Florida and serves on the Hernando County Mental Health Alliance.
Dr. Waqar has been serving Hernando County as an educator, speaker, and medical professional since January 2008 and exhibits over 17 years of experience in psychiatry.