Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 49

Dr. Sharma
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Ohio Psychiatric Associates

975 Bethesda Dr Zanesville, OH 43701

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(740) 452-4539

Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Zanesville, OH and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sharma has more experience with Psychotic Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Maulana Azad MC medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Genesis Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sharma to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sharma

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sharma treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sharma treats other conditions, please contact the office at (740) 452-4539.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Sharma is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Psychosis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Dr. Sharma is experienced in the area of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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ADHD and-or ADD
Conduct Disorder
Autism
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Sharma's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Sharma accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio

Dr. Sharma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sharma

1.9

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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(3)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
73.33333333333333%
(11)
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What went well
  • Wait times (6)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (4)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (12)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (12)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (11)
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Such a loser
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 21, 2021
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He diagnosed me based on 2 brief (less than 5 minute) telehealth calls. There was no discussion, no listening to me. His diagnosis was based on one incident in which I was coming out of anesthetic from a surgery and was hysterical. Now I have this diagnosis on my records, which is quite inaccurate.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Rebecca S armstrong – Jan 30, 2021
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Dr.Sharma is the worst psychiatrist I have ever seen.he told me I was faking it when I called and tried to get halo during a panic attack.he actually implied that I was a drug seeker and refused 2 look at my medical records that prove I have 30 years of documented severe anxiety and panic disorder diagnoses.he was extremely rude and condescending.all he does when u have an appointment with him is ask 2 questions- how r u and do u need refills- that's it!!I was crying and could hardly breathe when we were on the phone and his solution was 2 discharge me from his practice with absolutely no refills.every time he saw my family members in the psych ward his 1st thing was 2 take them off of their anxiety sleeping and pain medication.he is human filth.carma will put him in he'll where he belongs.he also put down Dr. Balogh 2 me and my sister and then he goes into practice with him
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr.Sharma – Dec 11, 2020
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He diagnosed me with something I didn’t have. He called me a liar for having certain feelings. He but me on several medications. For a year and a half I spent most of the time on the couch or in bed crying, sleeping, and having anxiety attacks. I went to a new psychiatrist 7 months ago and am now only on one medication plus a back up if I can’t calm down during an attack. I have been attack free for 4 months. Don’t waste your time trying to talk with him. He’s rude and doesn’t take you seriously and tells you what you should do. My new doctor partners with me to discuss options and actually spends time with me to help me better my health and condition. She’s even scheduled me in her lunch hour twice to make sure I had the care I needed.
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What could be improved
No results
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Mar 25, 2020
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Amazing doctor. 5 star
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Daniel in West Lafayette , OH – Dec 05, 2018
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Worse doctor ever.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Federal Way, WA – Mar 08, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Zanesville, OH and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sharma has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2009
Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Delaware Psychiatric Center
Residency Hospital
2005
Delaware Psychiatric Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Maulana Azad MC
Medical School
1989
Delhi U
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sharma has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sharma frequently treats Psychotic Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Sharma specializes.

Where is Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD's office located?

Dr. Sharma's office is located at 975 Bethesda Dr, Zanesville, OH 43701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD speak?

Dr. Sharma speaks Punjabi, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ajay Sharma, MD?

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Locations

Ohio Psychiatric Associates

Ohio Psychiatric Associates975 Bethesda Dr Zanesville, OH 43701
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sharma is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Genesis Hospital

Zanesville, OH

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average