Physician Profile:

Sarah D. Neely, M.D.

Dr. Sarah Neely is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who joined AAFPC in 2011.  A native of Atlanta, Dr. Neely attended Fernbank Elementary School and received her high school diploma from the Westminster Schools of Atlanta.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Neely is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Neely completed her residency in General Psychiatry and a two-year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Virginia within the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences.  During her residency, she worked at UVA Hospital, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Western State Hospital, The Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents, Northridge Psychiatry Clinic, UVA Child and Family Psychiatry Clinic, and the Charlottesville Free Clinic.

Also during residency, Dr. Neely began working as a psychiatric consultant and educator for an NGO affiliated with her church in Charlottesville and their sister church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  She continues to work closely with her friends in Port-au-Prince to help them achieve their mission of serving the spiritual and physical needs of the community surrounding their church.  Dr. Neely has a heart for medical missions and hopes to continue serving in this way throughout her life.

Dr. Neely enjoys getting to know her patients and their families well in order to fully understand their treatment needs.  She is passionate about helping each patient live to their fullest desired potential and she treats a wide range of conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and PTSD. She takes a conservative approach to medication and combines medication management with various forms of therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and supportive therapy, in order to achieve the best possible results for each individual.

Recently Dr. Neely & Dr. Robert Slayden established the capability to provide video-psychiatry (a form of tele-medicine) for estabilished patients such as students away at boarding schools, college students or individuals on extended travel.

Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic, P.C.
7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Building 16 Suite 100 ~ Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Telephone (770) 393-1880 ~ Facsimile (770) 393-1885
©  R. Slayden, M.D.
Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic, P.C.
Psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care for adults, children, adolescents and families
since 1977
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