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 Nurse Practitioner

Kristen Johnson, APRN, PMHNP-BC comes to us with 5 years of experience in the treatment of mental illness and addiction.


She is Board Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is knowledgeable in providing care and treatment in both mental health and the field of addiction.


She is dedicated to providing competent and compassionate care in order to help patients achieve their best self.

She is new to the Panama City area, having recently relocated from Sarasota. She is looking forward to serving the patients in our community.


With her joining our practice, we will now be able to accept New patients. Our specialty includes Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction (Suboxone) and Workers Compensation cases.



Meet Our Team



Tonya Lathan


She has worked with us for a year and serves as the Office Manager and our Workers Compensation Liaison. She came to us with over 23 years of experience. She loves her family more than anything.

Bonnie Atteberry 


She has worked with us for over 7 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.