Ubaid Khokhar, MD
Dr. Ubaid Khokhar is an American Board Certified Psychiatrist who moved from Nashville, TN to live in Florida. He works at Orange Park Medical Center, Behavioral Health Unit on 2 South. He provides care for the medically ill patients through Consultation & Liaison service.
Dr. Khokhar is working with the Psychiatry Residency Program at Orange Park Medical Center. He provides lectures and helps in training the Residents to become knowledgeable and confident Psychiatrists. He is also working with medical students from VCOM, helping the students with their Psychiatry rotations.
Dr. Khokhar takes pride in providing extraordinary care for his patients.
"It does not matter which hat I am wearing my passion and priority is providing excellent patient care in the most efficient and caring way. I strive for patient safety and following the guidelines provided by the APA and FDA in treating my patients."
While attending Medical School he decided to become a Psychiatrist. He received his post graduate training by some of the most seasoned and knowledgeable faculty members who are his role models.
"I feel blessed and humbled because of the training opportunities that I got. My residency at Metropolitan Hospital / New York Medical College was an excellent combination of education and a huge diversity of patient population that I worked with.
Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic in Psychosomatic Medicine gave me confidence in treating patients with complex medical problems."
Dr. Khokhar specializes in treating PTSD, Conversion Disorder, (Seizure V Pseudo Seizures), Anxiety disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia related Psychotic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Personality Disorders.
Heather Edwards is the office manager at FCPS. She grew up in Clay County, graduating from Fleming Island High School in June 2010. She also graduated from St. John's River State College in May 2016 with an Associate's in Science Degree, majoring in Medical Office Administration. She is also certified for Medical Office Management and Medical Office Support.
Heather worked at Orange Park Medical Center and is an all time favorite unit secretary on the Behavioral Health unit. She is excited and thrilled to take care of responsibilities in her role of Office Manager at FCPS.
"I love what I do, and I love that I get to give back to the community I grew up in. I strive to obtain the trust of our patients so that they may feel comfortable and at ease while in our office. It is my goal to provide all patients with respect, privacy and the highest quality of care in the most efficient manner. I am dedicated to making a difference in the community that I call home."
Meet Our Providers
Suhas Joshi, MD
Kevin McCarthy, APRN
Dr. Suhas Joshi is a board certified psychiatrist and is currently licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida. Dr. Joshi received his board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Dr. Joshi graduated from the Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India in 1979. He is currently working with FCPS to treat patients in Clay County and surrounding areas.
Dr. Joshi is affiliated with Orange Park Medical Center and Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He treats conditions such as, ADHD, adjustment disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia.
Kevin McCarthy graduated from Florida Atlantic University and started his career in 2003 as a family nurse practitioner. In 2013 he graduated from the University of North Florida as a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. Kevin is certified as a family nurse practitioner and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. He has worked closely with Psychologists, Primary Care Providers, and other Medical Specialists to assist patients back to wellness, which gives him the ability to focus on both the physical and psychiatric needs of his patients. He can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chemical dependency.
Kevin treats each patient, identifying physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental challenges that affect their wellbeing. He believes that medication management, therapy, and emotional support will assess the patient back to wellness.
Carla Schlenke, DNP, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Carla Schlenke has ten years’ experience as an open heart/critical care nurse. She graduated from the University of Florida with her Adult Nurse Practitioner degree and passed the national boards in 2007. She graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in 2013 with a focus of dementia and death and dying. She has nine years of Internal Medicine experience, including office, nursing home and hospital-based practice. She obtained her post-doctorate psychiatric mental health degree and passed the national boards, and has been a Psychiatric, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, providing hospital/inpatient and outpatient care since 2015.
Sarah Lynch, APRN
Sarah Lynch is Board Certified as both a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Sarah graduated from University of North Florida with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and her doctorate research focused on nonpharmacologic treatments for chronic pain, specifically in female populations.
She now serves as Adjunct Faculty in the UNF School of Nursing focusing on psychiatric nursing. Sarah completed her psychiatric rotation at Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry. She has a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Auburn University and received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Central Florida.
Jeannie Mitchell, LMHC
Jeannie Mitchell is a licensed mental health counselor, who works in a therapeutic setting helping individuals overcome the affects of trauma, anxiety & depression. She is non-judgmental and caring in her approach and will individually tailor counseling strategies to meet your needs, diagnosis, and preferences. She has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an evidenced based treatment for those with past trauma or PTSD. Jeannie is a veteran and has an unique perspective to help veterans, military members, and their families work through military life issues.
"Getting Past Your Past". EMDR is one approach to overcoming stressful events, but it's not the only one. Other therapy's include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, & Person Centered Therapy. Jeannie will work with you deciding on the most effective approach based on your unique set of circumstances.
Jeannie works with various populations and has extensive cultural diversity training. She sees patients with a variety of diagnosis and problems including; PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Bipolar, Chronic Stress, Health Issues, Relationship issues, Phobias, or Professional Development.
Katherine Black, LCSW
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has lived in Clay County for over 20 years. She graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a Master's degree in Social Work. she has worked in health care settings for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with culturally diverse populations and medically complex patients. She has worked in mental health since 2017 and has seen patients with a variety of diagnosis including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, chronic health issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A key component to her practice is in developing a collaborative, compassionate, authentic, and comfortable therapeutic relationship with her clients. Therapy should be a safe place, and Katie will assist you in exploring the past, creating peace in the present, and feeling hope for the future.
Tracy Hill, LMHC
Tracy Hill is a licensed mental health counselor who works both in the private sector and hospital setting. She has experience with multiple mental health disorders. She has a Masters in Business from Troy State University along with her Masters of Art in Counseling that she received from Liberty University. Tracy is also a certified sex therapist with specialized training from Richmont Graduate University and the Institute of Sexual Wholeness (ISW).
Tracy brings a genuine nonjudgmental attitude into the therapeutic relationship which enhances client improvement and success in achieving client goals. Tracy’s expertise includes clients with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, anger, goal setting, sexual concerns, and intimacy and relationship problems.
Meet Our Staff
Jennifer joined our practice in 2018 as a medical receptionist. She has worked customer service for over 15 years. She loves to help people and enjoys interacting with each person to make their experience a pleasant one. "I love my place at First Coast Psychiatric Services."
Jennifer enjoys spending time with her 4 children in her free time. She enjoys trips to the beach, traveling, and most of spending time with loved ones.
Kayleigh joined our practice in 2018 as a medical receptionist. She was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Clay County when she was three years old. She graduated from Oakleaf High School in 2012. She has seven years of experience working in customer service and management.
"I love my job at First Coast Psychiatric Services. Mental Health has always been very important to me. From my own experiences I want to work in an environment that revolves around helping people get to where they want and need to be mentally. It makes me really happy to do everything I can to help people; and I feel very at home at First Coast Psychiatric Services."