Dr. Ara Robinson, DO

PsychiatryMaleAge 46

Psychiatry

Dr. Ara Robinson, DO is a Psychiatry Specialist in Ames, IA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteo Med and Surgery in 2003. He is affiliated with Mary Greeley Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Ara Robinson, DO

McFarland Clinic

1111 Duff Ave Ames, IA 50010
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(515) 239-2182
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Robinson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Dr. Robinson treats Anxiety more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Robinson treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Robinson treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Robinson treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Psychological Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Robinson performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Robinson performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Robinson'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)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Robinson accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Robinson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Robinson

4.6

Based on 28 ratings

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Dr. Robinson is intelligent, caring, respectful, honest, and reliable. He is different from any other physician or medical provider, in that he doesn't just give you a prescription and problem solved. Dr. Robinson helps you have the tools you need to really do some hard work and become the best person you can be.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kari Saban – Feb 06, 2021
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I went to seek help for anxiety, to get evaluated, and this doctor is the worst I have ever met. He was yelling at me and was frustrated with me asking me how he can help - how would I know he is a doctor. This was the most traumatic doctor visit of my entire life. I had to leave the appointment just to get away from him.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Mom22889 – Mar 03, 2020
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Dr. Robinson is magnificent. He is a warm hearted caring individual, who understands the needs of those who he serves and is there to lend a helping hand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mo K in Des Moines, IA – Sep 28, 2017
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While Dr Ara Robinson may be an adequate psychiatrist; the front office staff at Iowa Psychiatry is atrocious. We asked the doctor's office to work on a referral for us to go to the Mayo Clinic in November and we still do not have the referral in hand in March. The front office person told our insurance company that she wasn't going to do it because it was too much work. My advice is to steer clear of this organization & find a more helpful & caring one that truly wants to help their patients.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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Hiawatha, IA – Mar 09, 2017
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Best doctor ever in his field !! I had been diagnosed with cancer. I already had surgery and had begun chemotherapy. When I started having a difficult time coping with all that was happening to me. Dr Robinson was referred to me by my oncologist. From the first time I met him I felt so at ease. I could tell him anything. I continued to see him for the next five years for various reasons. I recommend him highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Judy L. in DM, IA – Jan 12, 2017
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most understanding and compassionate Dr I've ever met. Truly a sweet heart of a man. very easy to talk to and is a great deal of help. keep up the great work Dr. Robinson
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Semir in Urbandale, IA – Sep 03, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Robinson is currently board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is extremely excited to be a part of Iowa Psychiatry....Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2007
University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
2004
University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Internship Hospital
2003
Des Moines University College Of Osteo Med and Surgery
Medical School
1997
Drake University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ara Robinson, DO offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Ara Robinson, DO accepting new patients?

Dr. Ara Robinson, DO generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Robinson's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Ara Robinson, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Ara Robinson, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Robinson frequently treats Anxiety, ADHD and-or ADD, and Psychological Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Robinson treats.

Where is Dr. Ara Robinson, DO's office located?

Dr. Robinson's office is located at 1111 Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ara Robinson, DO?

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Locations

McFarland Clinic

Mary Greeley Medical Center1111 Duff Ave Ames, IA 50010
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515 Therapy and Consulting

515 Therapy and Consulting2327 70th St Urbandale, IA 50322
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mary Greeley Medical Center

Ames, IA

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)