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Furdous Eltahir, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

(she/her)

Furdous Eltahir, PMHNP-BC

Practice Location:

Southside & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Adolescents: 14+
Adults: 18+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:

· Mood Disorders (including perinatal/postpartum mood disorders), psychosis, & substance use/recovery
· Life transitions, cultural assimilation issues, identity exploration, medical trauma
· Sex-positive, kink-aware, ENM & Poly-friendly
· Treatment options incorporate supportive counseling, psychoeducation, lifestyle modifications, and medication management when appropriate

Education:

Virginia Commonwealth University: Masters of Science (Nursing)
Virginia Commonwealth University: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Nursing

Licenses and Certifications:

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)- Virginia
Registered Nurse (RN)- Virginia

Background:

Furdous is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with children, adolescents, and adults, and treats a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. She has a primary interest in addiction, trauma, psychosis, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Furdous has nearly 10 years of psychiatric nursing experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology & Nursing, as well as her Master's of Science in Nursing, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is LGBTQ-competent and affirming and culturally competent.

Insurance:

While Furdous is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Bright
- Cigna
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)


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