Meet Our Team

Meet Your Doctor


Dr. Dhvanit K. Vijapura Panama City Florida

Dr. Dhvanit K. Vijapura is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Dr. Vijapura, also affectionately 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 Addition 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 4 years. He continues to provide 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 to providing specialized and individualized service, and a comprehensive treatment plan is created for each patient and that come 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 Provide (Buprenorphine/Suboxone)

  • Speaker panel at numerous pharmaceutical companies



  • 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)



Meet Our Team


Michelle Norris - APRN.


Dr. Dhvanit K. Vijapura Panama City Florida

Michelle Norris, APRN, is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Family Practice. She is a dedicated Medical Professional who has worked within the areas of Addiction and Psychiatry since 1993 and has 28 years of experience as both a Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner. She has an MSN from South University with a focus on Family Practice, as well as a Post-Master’s Degree from Florida State University as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

She moved to the Panama City area in 2016, following a long career in the Northwest Georgia/Tennessee area. Michelle provides psychiatric evaluations, counseling, and treatment for both general psychiatry and addiction needs in Panama City through both in-person and telepsychiatry options.

She has the additional capacity of providing MAT treatment with various methods including Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, and Acamprosate. She is committed to providing a high level of care and treatment within an individualized fashion, for everyone she encounters. 


Nicki Streichert - B.S.


She has worked with Dr. VJ for over 10 years. She serves as the case coordinator for continuity of care. She assists Dr. VJ in all aspects of practice, including Practice Admin, group therapy, and individual care.

Bonnie Atteberry 


She has worked with us for over 5 years and serves as our Front Desk Coordinator. Bonnie enjoys reading, walking on the beach, and listening to music. She loves anything purple, cat- or flamingo-themed.


Shreeda Patel


She serves as our Workers Compensation Liaison.

Michelle Jennings


For over 5 years, she has served our patients needs with filing insurance and billing services, Michelle has over 25 years of medical billing experience. She can be reached at her office at (850) 747-0420, Medical Insurance Services/Consultants.