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Bywater Mental Health is a Psychiatric Practice Providing Quality Care in the Tampa Bay Area. Our mission is to create a warm and welcoming environment to foster quality mental health treatment.

About Bywater

Benefits of Mental Health Care at Bywater

Mental health care offers numerous benefits for individuals who seek support and treatment for their psychological well-being. These benefits can have a profound impact on a person’s overall quality of life. Here are some of the key advantages of mental health care:

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It’s essential to note that the benefits of mental health care can vary from person to person, and the specific advantages will depend on an individual’s unique circumstances and needs. Seeking professional help from a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist can be an important step in improving one’s mental health and overall well-being.

Psychiatric Evaluation

Our licensed professionals will focus on diagnosing the presenting problems you may be facing.

ADHD Testing

Our office offers standard ADHD testing for those who may be affected.

Medication Management

We focus on diagnosis of mental illness and treatment through medication management.


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A psychiatrist is a medical professional, specifically trained in medically treating psychological conditions. A psychiatrist completes 4 years of medical school and then goes on to complete 4 years of a psychiatry residency. After this a psychiatrist takes their board examination to become a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Generally psychiatrists focus on medication management but some participate in psychotherapy as well.

An osteopathic physician is a medical doctor who has specialized training in osteopathic manipulation (movement of the bones, muscles, ligaments, and lymphatic system) used to allow the body to heal itself. Osteopathic medicine is built upon the following Principles: A Person is a unit composed body, mind, and spirit; The body is capable of self-healing; structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. Although in psychiatry we do not use direct manipulation of the body, we can still employ the principles of osteopathic medicine to help our patients.

The following osteopathic principles most directly affect our practice: A Person is a unit composed body, mind, and spirit; and the body is capable of self-healing. For our practice, we advocate greatly the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle as well as fostering a connection to whatever belief system that you have. Additionally, we believe inherently that the body, through proper self-care, can help to heal itself. While we still use medications to help our patients with their psychiatric conditions, it is our practice to enhance overall health to give our patient’s their best chance at mental health recovery.

Yes, we accept insurance. We do not publish a list of our accepted plans, but feel free to call and we can check if your insurance is covered. We accept most major commercial plans as well as the majority of Medicare and Medicaid plans. 

No insurance? No problem! I charge $180 for a new patient appointment (30 minutes) and $85 for follow up appointments (15 minutes). We make sure to look for cost effective solutions for medical management. It is our obligation to provide you with the best quality of care regardless of your insurance situation.

  • For an emergency, please immediately call 911. 
  • Additional emergency resources through PEMHS (Numbers may be subject to change)
  • 24-hour suicide prevent hotline: 727-791-3131
  • 24-hour mental health assistance at 727-541-4628.
  • The toll free national suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • If you do have an urgent (non-emergency) issue to discuss, please leave a voicemail message and our medical staff will return your call

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Why Bywater?

What Makes Us Tampa Bay's Top Provider?

Bywater Mental Health stands out as a top provider in Tampa Bay due to its unwavering commitment to exceptional patient care and its comprehensive range of mental health services. With a team of highly skilled and compassionate mental health professionals, they prioritize the well-being of their clients above all else. Bywater Mental Health offers personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique needs, ensuring that every patient receives the highest standard of care.

    Elizabeth S.

    Google Review

    Dr. Randall and Dr. Zimko are both among the best psychiatrists I've seen. They're both very personable, engaging, very knowledgeable and up to date on all of the current research.

      Bebe A.

      Google Review

      Dr Zimko is hands down the best. Having a professional who listens to you and does not make you feel like you are being judged by what you say, is an amazing feeling. Dr Z cares.

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