Dr. Dhvanit K. Vijapura

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Board Certified Addiction Medicine


Meet Your Doctor

Dr. Dhvanit K. Vijapura is a Board Certified Psychiatrist.  Dr. Vijapura, also known as Dr. VJ.,  has been in private practice for over 25 years in Bay County.  Dr. Vijapura provides psychiatric evaluation, counseling, and treatment for general psychiatric needs as well as Addiction treatment, in and around Panama City, FL. 

Dr. Vijapura is the only specialist in our area with dual distinction of being Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine by ABPM (American Board of Preventive Medicine) is recognized by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

The ABAM certificate signifies excellence in the practice of Addiction Medicine. It demonstrates that a physician has met vigorous standards through intensive study, assessment and evaluation, and assures the public that a physician has the knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality patient care.

Dr. VJ was named the Top Addiction Psychiatrist for the past 3 years. He continues to provide the pinnacle of service and treatment for his patients. 

Dr. Vijapura is a dedicated medical professional who provides general care to specialized state of the art treatment.  He is committed providing specialized and individualized service, and a comprehensive treatment plan is created for each patient that comes into the office.  We believe the optimal way to provide excellent care is through continued attention and maintenance both on our part and yours.


  • Board Certified
  • Award Winning
  • 25 years experience
  • Conveniently located near Panama City Mall
  • Comprehensive Care
  • Cost Effective
  • Bill Insurance
  • Medication Assisted Therapy Provider (Buprenorphine/Suboxone) 


  • Diplomat, The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology,
    • (1993 General Psychiatry Life Long Certification)
  • Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry by ABPN, (1995-2005)
  • Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by ABPN, (1996-2006)
  • Diplomat, The American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry, (1994-2004)
  • Board Certified in  Addiction Medicine by ABPM (American Board of Preventive Medicine)


  • Top Doctor-Top Addiction Psychiatrist-2016
  • America’s Top Psychiatrists by Consumers Research Council of America.(2000-present)