Psychiatrist, MD
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Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223
"ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ! BUT PLEASE, READ ENTIRE STATEMENT, ESPECIALLY PARAGRAPH 3 - REGARDING COSTS & FEES !! ... The main focus of my clinical practice is Outpatient Psychiatry, with an emphasis on establishing an accurate and specific psychiatric diagnosis, and then developing a treatment plan, which usually includes prescription medications.*In addition, I provide outpatient diagnosis and treatment for Treatment-Resistant ( difficult-to-treat ) Depression. As such, I prescribe medications, and combinations of medications - including Lithium Carbonate, TCAs, MAOIs, & augmenting adjuncts. I do NOT treat Substance Use Disorders."
(205) 686-4813
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Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223
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"ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ! BUT PLEASE, READ ENTIRE STATEMENT, ESPECIALLY PARAGRAPH 3 - REGARDING COSTS & FEES !! ... The main focus of my clinical practice is Outpatient Psychiatry, with an emphasis on establishing an accurate and specific psychiatric diagnosis, and then developing a treatment plan, which usually includes prescription medications.*In addition, I provide outpatient diagnosis and treatment for Treatment-Resistant ( difficult-to-treat ) Depression. As such, I prescribe medications, and combinations of medications - including Lithium Carbonate, TCAs, MAOIs, & augmenting adjuncts. I do NOT treat Substance Use Disorders."
Ioana N Shirley, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223
"Hello, I am a Birmingham psychiatrist, and my goal is to bring to my community state of the art psychiatric services. My practice provides a relaxed and private environment, and invites you to walk together in a journey to create change and experience recovery. I believe in the synergy between your mind and body, and I offer customized psychiatric (medically based) and therapeutic (counseling) treatments. I work with children, adolescent and adults, and I specialize in depression, bipolar, anxiety, attention deficit, impulse control, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, psychotic disorders, as well as psychological only conditions. Please visit ioanashirleymd.com"
(205) 624-0062
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Office is near:
Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223
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"Hello, I am a Birmingham psychiatrist, and my goal is to bring to my community state of the art psychiatric services. My practice provides a relaxed and private environment, and invites you to walk together in a journey to create change and experience recovery. I believe in the synergy between your mind and body, and I offer customized psychiatric (medically based) and therapeutic (counseling) treatments. I work with children, adolescent and adults, and I specialize in depression, bipolar, anxiety, attention deficit, impulse control, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, psychotic disorders, as well as psychological only conditions. Please visit ioanashirleymd.com"

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Mountain Brook is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Mountain Brook Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Mountain Brook specialize in age groups (so check for Mountain Brook child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Mountain Brook). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Mountain Brook, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Mountain Brook Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to the find the right psychiatrist in Mountain Brook, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Mountain Brook, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Mountain Brook as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Mountain Brook). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Mountain Brook, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.