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.
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.
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.
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."