Abid K. Nazeer, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Abid Nazeer is board certified in Psychiatry as well as Addiction Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is also certified in BRIDGE medical device procedures for opiate withdrawal, and has expertise in pharmacogenetic testing and its clinical application.
Dr. Nazeer oversees psychiatric and addiction medicine care at Symetria Recovery®, and is responsible for guiding The Symetria Method® protocol at the company’s network of treatment centers. He manages outpatient medication management for patients with a co-existing psychiatric illness or on medications for psychiatric diagnosis; educates staff and patients on the potential impact unresolved psychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety or depression, can have on the recovery process; and oversees the development of treatment plans for patients with dual diagnosis.
In addition to his CMO role at Symetria Recovery, Dr. Nazeer runs Advanced Psychiatric Solutions, a private practice based in Oak Brook, IL that specializes in interventional psychiatry, treatment resistant depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He was the first psychiatrist in the state of Illinois to offer IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy in an outpatient clinic setting for the treatment of psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Nazeer is frequently called upon to share his medical expertise with local and national media outlets, and gives educational lectures and presentations regarding opiate and substance use disorders. He has served as medical director for both the Chemical Dependency IOP at Presence Mercy Medical Center (Aurora, IL) and Willis Knighton Addiction Recovery Center (Shreveport, LA), and was a staff psychiatrist at Macneal Hospital (Berwyn, IL) and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, IL). Dr. Nazeer trained and held the role of chief resident at Louisiana State University Shreveport.
We take the time to develop a comprehensive picture of each patient’s:
- Personal history
- Medical history
- Home environment
- Recovery needs
- Personal strengths
This allows us to develop a comprehensive plan for an individualized road to recovery -- which the patient helps shape every step of the way. We believe that patients build confidence when they are invited to play active roles in their own care plans, and we encourage our patients to ask questions, share concerns, and provide input. This input helps patients, working together with their multidisciplinary personal care teams, shape a recovery plan that meets their individual goals.