Dr. Vidushi Savant, MD

Psychiatrist (A122724)

ALUMNI OF: Stanford University
LANGUAGES: English, Hindi, Punjabi
LOCATION: Los Altos Mental Health Clinic, CA
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Albert

For appointment, contact Albert (Admin Assistant)
at 650-690-2DOC or Email at vs.admin@savantcare.com

Expertise

  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy

Treatment Orientation

  • Holistic health
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Critically ill patients with various psychiatric conditions
  • Psychiatric disorders of cancer patients, heart patients and diabetic patients
  • Elderly with cognitive impairment, dementia and delirium
  • Patients with peri-partum mental health disorders

Work experience

  • Cofounder and Director at Savant Care – 08/2014- Present
  • Clinical instructor at Stanford Hospital – 12/2014 – 7/2018
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Hospital – 7/2018 – Present

Education

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Medical School – Government Medical College, Patiala
  • Residency in Adult Psychiatry, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine, Stanford Hospital

Affiliations and certifications

  • Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship from Stanford Hospital.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford
  • ABPN- Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • ECFMG Certification

Awards and honors

  • Nominated and chosen as a member of Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha.
  • Received research awards and certificates for excellence clinical work from the Department of Psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center.
  • Board certified in adult psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
  • Board certified in psychosomatic medicine by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

In-Network Insurance

Healthnet
Tricare
AETNA
MHN
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California (We are not in-network with Blue Shield Covered California)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Alignment Health
Humana
Cigna
Optum Behavioral Health

Dr. Vidushi Savant, MD is a Stanford trained psychiatrist, and Director and Co-founder of Savant Care. She received her Psychosomatic Medicine subspecialty training at Stanford Hospital, and completed her residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She received her medical school education from Government Medical College in Patiala, India.

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During her residency training at Loyola, Dr. Savant became particularly interested in psychiatric issues in the medically ill population. This led her to pursue her Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at Stanford Hospital and Clinics where she gained proficiency in treating psychiatric conditions in the critically and/or chronically ill medical populations. Her expertise includes (but is not limited to) treatment of psychiatric illness in cancer patients, organ transplant patients (heart, liver, kidney, bone marrow etc), cardiac patients with disorders such as cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure and patients with other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, renal failure on dialysis, neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy. She is also well-versed in treating psychiatric conditions during pregnancy and lactation, such as post- partum depression and post-partum blues. She is also experienced in treating elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment, dementia and delirium who may be experiencing psychiatric symptoms.

In addition to her specialization in psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Savant is trained to manage general psychiatric illnesses such as Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Panic disorder, PTSD, Generalized anxiety disorder and many more. She has a range of training in psychotherapies for interpersonal problems, grief, and marital issues. Her particular strengths are psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy.

Throughout her training, Dr. Savant has been involved in various on-going research projects. She received achievement awards in research and certification of appreciation for clinical work from the department of psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center. She was nominated and inducted as a member Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha during her residency by the caucus of student members of the society based on her values of leadership, character, community service, and professionalism. She remained actively involved in medical student and resident teaching throughout her residency and fellowship at Stanford.

Reviews

We have consulted with Dr. Vidushi Savant about once a month for treatment of our Bipolar I condition since April 2016, and are consistently impressed by her quality of care. (We are plural, meaning multiple personalities, and usually speak using plu...ral pronouns.) Dr. Savant is whip smart, thinks creatively outside of the box while remaining grounded in scientific method, and knows her pharmacology. Of central importance to us, given these qualities, is that she can handle our idiosyncratic hypersensitivity to and intolerance of medications that has baffled all of our many previous psychiatrists, makes us difficult to treat, and in her words, her most "clinically challenging" patient. Dr. Savant is the first psychiatrist who has been able to ascertain what, when, and how much to prescribe to us. If we were an easy to treat patient, a bi-monthly office consult would suffice, with little communication in between. As is the case, Dr. Savant periodically extends herself to us to a considerable degree between monthly office appointments, using her clinic's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) compliant (i.e. confidential) patient web portal, through which patients can message their doctors and receive replies, and also upload and download documents. On this note, she is keen to maintain continuity of care with our other clinicians, so she reviews labs ordered by them that we upload, as they might be relevant to her prescribing. For our part, we try to keep our portal comments succinct, especially if we are manic or hypomanic and thus prone to more "pressure of speech" styled verbosity than we normally are. As the French philosopher and scientist Blaise Pascal said, "I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter." Also, Dr. Savant respectfully collaborates with us rather than copping the "doctor knows best" attitude that many physicians take toward their patients. One disadvantage of her SavantCare clinic for us is that it does not have an after hours psychiatrist on call. But the average psychiatric patient whose body does not totally flip from medications like ours does will not have a problem with this. Dr. Savant aside, the only downside to the SavantCare *clinic* is that it relies on high-tech that often fails. Some aspect of the above noted web portal is on the fritz about 5% of the time. The clinic's Android phone app never worked on our Android phone even though the phone's operating system was compatible, and the iPhone app only partly works. The self-service vitals machine in the lobby, which records one's weight, body mass, temperature, blood pressure, etc., is usually out of paper, so one cannot get a printout, and there is no way to access the data in one's clinic account. The iPad app in the lobby that patients use to sign in has rarely worked in the past three years. But while these constant tech glitches are annoying, we deal with them, given that we are getting excellent care from Dr. Savant. Last, chronic negative reviewer Kathryn B. is grasping at straws. In her updated April 10 review she winges, "The recent article in the Los Altos Town Crier ("Local psychiatrist claims bogus city award on employer website" 04/03/19) about fake awards being posted for Dr. Parikh (who is the doctor I saw), once again illustrates the unethical behavior of Savant Care." However, the Town Crier updated their article on April 10 to indicate that SavantCare had, like many other businesses, fallen victim to a nationwide scam in which fraudsters convince businesses that they have been voted the "best of" whatever city they are doing business in, and can buy a plaque saying so for $149 to $229 [1]. The updated Town Crier article includes the fraudster's awardedbest.org web address, and a link to a Better Business Bureau article, "Award Scam A Big Loser," warning business about the scam [2]. Some people like Kathryn just have an axe to grind. [1] losaltosonline.com/news/… [2] bbb.org/northwest-pacifi…


I am a patient of Dr. Savant for over two years now and have nothing but good words about her and her staff. She is one of the most polite and down to earth doctor I have ever come across. She is a great listener too. My life has changed in these two... years and I give credit for that too Dr. Savant. She has made me to learn thinking about things from a different perspective. I am now a mother and she is helping me a lot dealing with that as well. I can keep writing all day about her. LOL. Dear Dr. Savant, you are a blessing to many in the community. Thank you for the great work you and your team are doing. I am with you in your mission!


Thank god for brilliant physicians like Dr. Savant.


Very professional, kind and considerate.


Dr Savant was both knowledgeable and professional. She was very thorough, taking the time to listen to my history and my concerns. She explained different treatment options and the pros and con's of each so that I could make an informed decision. I c...an tell that she genuinely cares about her patients and wants what's best for their long term health and well-being. She also worked with me to schedule my appointment so that it worked with my schedule and reached out to me personally to confirm. I highly recommend this doctor and her practice.


She is amazing! Objectively listens and takes everything you say seriously and into consideration. I had trouble scheduling my first appointment with her previous assistant because he lost all my info twice and I almost gave up, but I'm so glad I didn't! Even if you have issues with the office, keep pushing through because Dr. Savant is wonderful (and, incidentally, scheduling is way easier after the first appointment).


As best as they come by. Dr. Savant was more than welcoming and her mindfulness approach in helping me through every step of my treatment was crucial. I've seen my fair share of psychiatrists, and she is by far exceeded all my expectations.


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