About Us

Health and Wellness Optimization

Dr. Baghel is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

He trained in General Psychiatry from Albany Medical Center and then completed fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry from the University of Rochester. He services the Capital District and New York State.

Helping people to unlock their potential inspires Dr. Baghel. He’s found people are oftentimes paralyzed with inaction, or “analysis paralysis.” They struggle for some time, but eventually give up. His mission is to help you on your path of self-discovery.

Dr. Baghel employs a warm, empathetic approach. Although he can prescribe medications, he prefers a holistic approach involving physical health and well-being.

He integrates psychopharmacology, exercise, health supplementation, and psychotherapy. For individuals already engaged in psychotherapy, he recommends medications, exercise, or health supplementation.

Dr. Baghel also offers Forensic Psychiatry consultation services.

Our Psychiatrist

Alternate picture of Dr. Baghel. Staff psychiatrist for Capital District Psychiatry Health and Wellness
Picture of Dr. Baghel. Staff psychiatrist for Capital District Psychiatry Health and Wellness


B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers University
D.O. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton N.C.
Psychiatry Residency, Albany Medical Center, Albany N.Y.
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Current Positions

  • Staff Psychiatrist
    • Ellis Medicine
      • Dr. Baghel sees patients in the Crisis Unit as well as provides Consultation-Liaison services
  • Member – Ethics Committee
    • Ellis Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Member
  • American Psychiatric Association, Member
  • New York State Psychiatric Association, Member

Regions Covered

  • All of New York State except
    • the New York City metropolitan region
    • Long Island
    • Ulster, Westchester, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Erie and Niagara