Psychiatrist

Dr Ruqaia Awawdeh

Dr Ruqaia  Awawdeh

Biography

Assess, diagnose, and manage people with mental health issues from all age groups and a wide range of mental and behavioural problems.

Graduated from Al Quds university in Jerusalem as an MD doctor in general medicine and surgery. Then trained and specialised in general adult psychiatry in Jordan and received the Jordanian board certificate as a specialist psychiatrist.

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