Prottoy Medical Clinic is uniquely positioned to deal with all aspects of Psychiatric and Drug-Rehabilitation treatment and recovery process. Our professionally trained multi-disciplinary staff and peer Clinical Psychologists (counselors) have successfully treated several hundred alcoholics, addicts and Psychiatric Patients to achieve long-term sobriety and return to their community as healthy and responsible individuals. Our staff is also available to help our patient’s families manage the transition from treatment to recovery.
Minhajul Haque brings with him years of experience working with men, women and families struggling with addiction. He possesses a unique combination of educational, professional and personal experiences that enable him to relate easily to those suffering from addiction. He has a reality-based approach that comes from a sense of empathy, compassion and the belief that addiction is treatable with a sense of love and guidance to each person. Minhaj is fun and has a uniquely disarming approach in dealing with resistance and engaging patients into recovery. Always respectful and inspirational, he helps patients realize the core issues that are holding them back from wellness. He is also a model of balanced recovery and is passionate about instilling hope in the hopeless and helping them meet their recovery goals. He also enjoys helping patients realize that a life beyond their wildest dreams is possible.
Dr. Satparkash completed his M.D. ‘Physician’ in 1999. He has been practicing in Addiction Disorders & Rehabilitation Program ever since. He has been conducting Awareness Programs for Prevention & Early Detection of Psychosomatic & Alcohol / Drug Problems at public functions and through print/electronic media. Helping patients become aware of their behavioral problems and commit themselves to professional help is always a challenge but a necessary foundation to successful recovery. Dr. Satprakash’s aim is to encourage and motivate people to choose a healthy life for themselves. This typically involves sustained psychosocial education to the patient and his / her family. Family is the biggest and the most important support system. Family members struggle with their own emotional pain and social fears of bringing their loved ones into a psychiatric unit for help. It is important that they feel reassured and are mentally prepared to extend their support and trust, which plays a crucial role in the patient’s recovery process. Many sessions are involved in explaining and making families understand the need for and importance of treatment. As a professional in the field, psychosocial education about the illness and its short and long-term consequences becomes a critical part of Dr. Satprakash’s work. Once the patient is under his care, he takes it upon himself as a personal responsibility to look into their basic needs and requirements that would ultimately help them in attaining a healthy, fully functional life.
MBBS(Dhaka), Gr. Psych(AFMI), MCPS(BD), M.Phil (DU)
CHIEF CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST
Freedom Fighter Brig. General (Rtd) Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Haque leads our medical team and has been in medical practice for close to 42 years and has more than 30 years of experience in all areas of Psychiatry. He has been exam-certified in Psychiatry by the Armed Forced Medical Institute (AFMI) since 1981, also has MCPS Degree from Bangladesh college of Physicians and Surgeon and M-Phil in Psychiatry from Institute of Post Graduate Medical Research, Dhaka University.
Brig. General (Rtd) Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Haque has started his career as Assistant Surgeon under East Pakistan Health Service, after that continued in Armed Force for 30 years. During his service in armed Force he has served in Libya for 4 years, He was also the Advisor Specialist in Psychiatry in CMH, Dhaka.
After Retiring from Armed Force Medical College in 2004, Brig. General (Rtd) Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Haque served as Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Principal Admin of Z. H. Sikder Women’s Medical College. His focus was to develop an expertise in treating co-occurring disorders, including unipolar and bipolar depression, psychotic illness and addiction. Brig. General (Rtd) Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Haque is a highly respected psychiatrist started his journey with us since 2005 as the Chief Consultant.
MBBS, MCPS(BD), FCPS (Psychiatry))
Ex Professor Head of the department Armed Forced Medical College.
Brig. Gen. (Retd) Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Uzzaman Chowdhury is a fellow Psychiatrist with vast experience in all aspects of psychiatric disorder including addiction psychiatry, a dedicated community psychiatrist with extensive experience in public and private inpatient and outpatient settings, an experienced psychiatry administrator who continues active clinical practice with serious mentally ill and psychologically disorder patients. Gaining a reputation as the go-to-expert on a variety of psychological issues Brig. Gen. (Retd) Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Uzzaman Chowdhury is a graduate of Sylhet Medical College and received his first grading in psychiatric degree from Armed Force Medical Institute (AFMI). With a MCPS ( BPBS ) , FCPS ( BCPS ) degree under his belt he has served as a specialized specialist in CMH Dhaka Cantonment, CMH Bogra Cantonment, BDR Hospital Dhaka, CMH Comilla Cantonment, CMH Chittagong. He has also served as a advisory specialist in CMH Dhaka and as a professor and head of the department in psychiatry at Armed Force Medical College (AFMC). He also served in Sudan from Bangladesh as an UN forces. He is recognized as one of the leading expert on integrated treatment of individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorder ( ICOPSD) or Dual Diagnosis , and on the development of the integrated systems of care for such individuals, through the implementation of the national consensus best practiced model for system design. He has developed and integrated conceptual framework for treatment of psychological disorders based on application of a disease and recovery model – with parallel phases of treatment and recovery for each disorder. He is having multiple publications as principle and co-author.
MBBS (DMC), FCPS ( PSYCHIATRY)
VISITING CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST
Dr Mohammad Muntasir Maruf is currently working as a psychiatrist at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has completed his graduation (MBBS) from Dhaka Medical College in 2004 and post-graduate fellowship (FCPS) in Psychiatry in 2013. He had his psychiatry training in NIMH, Dhaka and the department of psychiatry of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh.
He has 14 articles published as principal or co-author in various national scientific journals and more than 300 articles on various health related topics including mental health issues published in national dailies and weeklies. He got Young Psychiatrists Fellowship Award of ASEAN Federation for Psychiatry and Mental Health (AFPMH) and attended 14th congress of the AFPMH in Philippines in 2014. He is a life member of Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP) and full member of International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) and International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM). He is an associate editor of ‘Monobarta’, a monthly mental health publication and assistant editor of Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry.
HEAD OF OPERATION
Saudha Saha is a results-driven professional who brings considerable experience and knowledge to his role at the Prottoy Medical Clinic. His charisma and passion for recovery shine through in his work. He is particularly skilled in helping those clients requiring extra motivation to press on in their recovery.
He believes that where there is life, there is always hope. He is passionate about helping families and couples examine their unhealthy patterns of relating and facilitating their movement toward more supportive, healthy relationships. Mr. Saha is fun and has a unique disarming approach in dealing with resistance and engaging clients into recovery.
Respectful but challenging he gets clients to the core issues that are holding them back from wellness. His role as an addictions counselor and finds it rewarding watching others receive the gift of life again.
SENIOR CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
M.Sc & M.Phil Clinical Psychology (D.U), Psychologist of Dhaka University
Tamima is an M.Phil. & Masters graduate of the University of Dhaka where she studied Clinical Psychology. Tamima Tanjin has worked extensively with marginalized women and men in the areas of addiction, domestic violence and life skills management. Her direct and insightful approach assists clients who are ready to move to another level in their personal life. Immediately tapping into your feelings she assists you in identifying limiting beliefs and thoughts. Her guidance and encouragement provides an opportunity to experience life with a fresh perspective. She is passionate about facilitating change in young people and empowering them to make healthy choices in their recovery. She meets the clients where they are and assists them in realizing their objectives. Tamima believes that young clients can and will find joy and contentment in their sobriety.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & COUNSELOR
B.Sc in Psychology (DU), MS & M.Phil in Clinical Psychology (DU)
Ismat Jahan is a Masters level Clinical Psychologist with a unique combination of education and training in the fields of addiction and trauma. Some of the issues that she has assisted individuals in dealing with include: depression; anxiety; relationship conflict; workplace/career stress; grief/bereavement; sexual/gender identity; sexual/physical abuse; and Alzheimer’s/dementia related disorders.
It can be very difficult to approach a counselor for the first time especially when you are under stress and may feel alone and scared. That is the reason why Ismat starts with assessing where her patient is at currently with respect to his or her mental state. She listens with empathy and an open mind to their concerns and helps them navigate their problems towards a life free from them.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & COUNSELOR
B.Sc in Psychology (DU), MS & M.Phil in Clinical Psychology (DU)
Ishrat Shermin Rahman is a Clinical Psychologist who has successfully counseled patients from 16 to 60 years in age. She has over 8 years of experience in addiction counseling and considers her choice of profession to be extremely rewarding.
She understands that it is not easy admitting to one’s addiction and even harder asking for help. She is particularly gifted at connecting with her patients and winning their trust, respect and belief. “I help people understand what is good in their lives and what they want to change. My job is to help people live the life they want to live.”
Ishrat explains that it’s not just the addiction that she treats; but all the relationships and people that are affected-family members, partners, children, and work colleagues. “I help people to see the whole picture and then assist them through the process of positive change”.
M.Sc. M.Phil ( Clinical Psychology) D.U
Department of Psychiatry
Bangbandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Selina Fatema Binte Shahid work is based on the belief that that people want to be happy, effective and successful in their lives and that they have within themselves the resources to achieve these goals. She believes that psychotherapy can help individuals most effectively use their resources to increase self-understanding, to improve decision-making, to solve problems, and to create paths to the lives they want. She offers a compassionate therapeutic approach that includes recognized and accepted psychotherapies, training for behavioral changes, as well as Existential Psychotherapy (talk therapy addressing life meaning, goals & choices), and hypnosis. Since 2002 she has been working in diverse clinical settings including inpatient and outpatient at Prottoy Medical Clinic for alcoholics, addicts, and their family members.
She is a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology who divides her time between clinical practice, training and consulting, and scholarly writing and research. In her clinical practice, she delivers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to adult and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship problems.