Dr. Armand Schachter, MD

Dr. Armand Schachter, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Armand Schachter, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Hoover, AL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Schachter is affiliated with Brookwood Medical Center.

100 Concourse Pkwy

Hoover, AL 35244

Contact Information

(205) 444-0420

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
very high
more than 98% of peers
Schizoaffective Disorder
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

Background Check

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Faculty Of Medicine, Bucharest University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Mt Sinai University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Mt Sinai University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schachter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schachter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schachter to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Schachter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Birmingham, AL |
Ugh. The worst. Total prescription factory.
Birmingham, AL |
He is the worst psychiatrist I have ever seen. He had zero compassion. Only spent about 2 minutes with me. After 38 ects I no longer wanted to continue so he pretty much acted like a waste of his time. Like I was bothering him by being there. I have never been so hurt and let down by someone who was supposed to be a professional. He said I should return to work after 3 months after having my ect procedures. I have tried 3 more medications none of which have worked. Stay far away!
Birmingham, AL |
This doctor is terrible and only cares about money. I was seeing him outpatient and then ended up with him when I was hospitalized at Brookwood where he'd come at 5 am and spend 30 seconds with me. He had no interest in how I was doing and so I found a new psychiatrist after I was discharged.
Pelham, AL |
I would give Dr. Schachter and his office 0/5 stars if that was an option. Dr. Schachter upcharges/bills and forges documents. After requesting a copy of my file, I found out that he/his office has been forging my blood pressure for EVERY visit, which is every 3 months. The ONLY times my blood pressure has actually been checked were on my very first visit as a new patient (about 4 years ago) and when I had an appointment with a Nurse Practitioner in his office.
Birmingham, AL |
Quick to prescribe meds and does not take the time to speak with his patients. Seems his interest come before yours, $$$.
I was a patient of Dr. Schachter's as a juvenile. Ten years later, looking back on what was done to me I consider it beyond negligence, and into the realm of medical abuse. Dr. Schachter, over the course of years, probably spent a matter of hours with me - appointments were typically ten minutes long and consisted of frequently altering medications, which were given to me in doses above what is approved for adults. I'm lucky and grateful to be alive despite Dr. Schachter's care.
in Birmingham, AL |
My husband has been in the Brookwood Psyc Geriatric Unit for 2 weeks. It has been a total waste of time. He has done NOTHING to help my husband. I would not recommend this Dr. to anyone. I have changed Doctor and praying for better results or a transfer to another facility. What a nightmare!
He doesn't care about his patients. All he wants is pincushions to play God with. The only treatment he wants to recommend is shock therapy and doesn't even care if his patients get the meds they need. He likes playing with people's lives and seeing how much damage he can cause. If you care about getting better don't use him. People are nothing but disposable Guinea pigs.
in Alabaster, AL |
He is compassionate and caring. He listens well and adjusts care according to my needs. His nurse is wonderful- she is very easy to speak with about care and concerns. Would recommend this group to anyone.
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  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Hospitals where Dr. Schachter has admitting privileges

Brookwood Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209
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