Questions from the Waiting Room explores the world of Dr. Nick Pejic - a busy New Orleans Psychiatrist, and co-host David Miller - a bright eyed millennial. David asks sensitive questions that patients might feel ashamed to ask, while Dr. Nick answers in a sincere, spontaneous, and unscripted manner – much like he does in his Uptown consultation room.
To start each episode, the listener gets a sneak peek into the life of Dr. Nick as he answers personal questions to prove that psychiatrists are human, too. The conversations flow from a light banter to a serious discussion, while they explore the broad terrain of human emotion and experience. Dr. Nick refers to these conversations as “the psychiatry of everyday life.”
Dr. Pejic is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist in New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane University with honors in Cell and Molecular Biology and Tulane School of Medicine. He was completing his internship in psychiatry at Charity Hospital when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Dr. Pejic went on to become Chief Resident in the post-Katrina years and completed a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at University Hospital-New Orleans.
Currently, Dr. Pejic is Medical Director of Atlas Psychiatry and Atlas TMS in New Orleans, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at LSU School of Medicine. He has a strong general psychiatric practice and specializes in treating patients with medically complex cases, addiction, and treatment resistance. Dr. Pejic also lectures in the community and at Tulane and LSU Medical Schools about psycho-pharmacology, business in medicine, neuroscience, neuropsychiatry, addiction medicine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
On a personal note, Dr. Pejic is married to Psychologist Laura Niditch PhD. (Yes, they analyze each other.). He loves running in Audubon park, playing pick-up basketball games, skiing, playing the guitar, following the stock market, rooting for the Saints and keeping up with the latest advances in his field.