Elite Focus Clinic was founded by two Stanford-trained psychiatrists, inspired, determined, and committed to meeting the growing mental health care needs of the demanding and ever-bustling Silicon Valley.
Drs. Lawrence Choy and Zaakir Yoonas first met in 2007, when the two began their psychiatry residency at Stanford University (although both attended and graduated from UC Berkeley as undergrads. Go Bears!).
Drs. Choy and Yoonas were honored in being selected as Chief Residents in their training program. Having the fortunate experience of working intensively together in both patient care and administrative settings, they began to envision a future collaboration. They were determined to make an impact in the mental health community.
In 2011, they founded Portola Wellness, a successful psychiatric practice in Los Altos. They soon discovered the high prevalence of adult ADHD in their community and realized how many of their patients with ADHD had been undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or inadequately treated.
Recognizing an unmet need in the treatment of adult ADHD in Silicon Valley, they pursued further expertise, education, and training in adult ADHD at the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy.
In 2015, they helped their first patient with adult ADHD at Elite Focus Clinic in Silicon Valley.
"We founded EFC to educate, support, and empower adults with ADHD in Silicon Valley."
- Dr. Zaakir Yoonas, Executive Director