Dr. Ashok Bharucha, MD, Psychiatrist
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Dr. Ashok Bharucha, MD

Geriatric Psychiatrist | Geriatric Psychiatry

143 Edgewood Drive W South Abington Twp PA, 18411



Dr. Ashok Bharucha is a geriatric psychiatrist practicing in South Abington Township and Bloomsburg, PA. Dr. Bharucha specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, particularly in older adults. Patients who visit geriatric psychiatrists typically look for help with problems such as memory loss, depression, difficulty coping with change, stress, dementia, anxiety and more. Older adults may also experience emotional distress after being diagnosed with a disease as well. Dr. Bharucha helps patients after a comprehensive diagnostic exam so the root of their problems can be treated.

Education and Training

Bucknell University BA 1988

Penn State College of Medicine MD 1992

Harvard Medical School/McLean Adult psychiatry residency 1996

University of Washington SOM Geriatric psychiatry fellow 1997

Middlebury College MA 2017

Board Certification

Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN- Geriatric Psychiatry

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Dr. Ashok Bharucha, MD's Expert Contributions
  • How do you treat anxiety in the elderly?

    Hi, it really depends on the underlying cause, whether it's medical, medication- or substance-related, psychiatric, or cognitive. A psychiatric workup would be prudent because the treatment depends on the correct diagnosis. READ MORE

  • My elderly mother has become very afraid of leaving the house. What should we do?

    She needs to be medically and psychiatrically evaluated. If she is not willing to leave the house, you may need to call your county's mobile crisis number to see if someone can come and evaluate her. Perhaps they can find a way to have her evaluated in the ER first since it may take a while before an appointment with a psychiatrist can be arranged. Thanks. READ MORE

  • What types of medications are used to manage bipolar disorder?

    The most reliable sources might be the National Depression and Bipolar Alliance website and the National Institutes of Mental Health website. The National Library of Medicine (PubMed) often also has review materials that may be helpful. READ MORE

  • My husband is starting to have delusions, what can I do?

    Delusions can be caused by a long list of medical problems, medications, medication interactions, and psychiatric, as well as neurological problems. Ideally he needs to be seen by a psychiatrist who specializes in mental disorders of later life, but there are very few of them. You may wish to start by visiting his primary care doctor who might then make a referral to a neurologist as well for a dementia evaluation. It is important to rule out medical and neurological issues as well as medication interactions before deciding on a course of treatment. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

DepressionAnxietyBipolar disorderSchizophrenia and related psychosesOCDPTSD and related syndromesNeurocognitive disorders (dementia)

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association  
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry  
  • American Geriatrics Society  

Areas of research

Behavioral disturbances of dementia

Dr. Ashok Bharucha, MD's Practice location

Transformations: Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry PC

143 Edgewood Drive W -
South Abington Twp, PA 18411
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New patients: 570-989-1921, 570-989-1921
Fax: 877-511-8663, 814-690-2151

816 Central Road -
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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