The Daum Difference

Evidence Based Addiction Psychiatry – The Way It Should Be

Akiva DaumDr. Akiva M. Daum, MD, FAPA, is a Florida licensed psychiatrist who received his M.D. from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. His residency in general psychiatry and addiction fellowship was completed through the Boston University School of Medicine. He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings for general adult and substance use disorders.

Dr. Daum is currently a psychiatrist for KimmelPsychology where he sees patients from a variety of backgrounds and mental health conditions using innovative and evidence-based techniques. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General and Addiction Psychiatry and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr Daum has expertise in the use of medication assisted treatment including Buprenorphine/Naloxone and Naltrexone for opioid use disorder as well as using naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram for alcohol use disorders.


Dr. Daum believes that people seeking mental health treatment search for psychiatrists who:

  • will be warm and inviting
  • listen to their concerns
  • make a thoughtful diagnosis that best explains their conditions
  • do not rush them through their appointment and just give them a prescription

The Daum Difference can best be described as the patient is a partner in treatment. Dr. Daum is ready, willing, and able to explain the ins and outs of what their condition means, and what options there are for treatment. He is not encumbered by the time constraints of insurance companies and wants his patients to leave feeling that they have been heard and are informed about their diagnosis and treatment plan.

Individuals seeing Dr Daum can rest assured that they will be given as little medication as possible with an emphasis on utilizing treatments that will improve their quality of life. He will keep a line of communication open between the patient’s various mental health and medical providers and update them when necessary.

The Daum Difference is respectful and caring. Patients can feel they are being attended to and confident that Dr. Daum will do his best to maintain a collaborative care approach.

Dr. Daum can be reached at 954 755-2885 or via email at

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