Dr. Ashok Yanamadala, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Yanamadala
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Centerpoint Physicians Offices

4801 Weldon Spring Pkwy Weldon Spring, MO 63304

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Dr. Ashok Yanamadala, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Weldon Spring, MO. Dr. Yanamadala has more experience with General Mental Health than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yanamadala to book an appointment.


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Practice Areas

General Mental Health

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Anxiety
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yanamadala treats Anxiety more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Yanamadala treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

ADHD and-or ADD
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yanamadala treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Yanamadala treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Psychiatric Evaluation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yanamadala performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Yanamadala performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 50% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yanamadala treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Yanamadala treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Schizoaffective Disorder
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yanamadala treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 30% of their peers

Dr. Yanamadala treats this condition more than 30% of their peers

Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yanamadala treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 30% of their peers

Dr. Yanamadala treats this condition more than 30% of their peers

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Dr. Yanamadala's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Dr. Yanamadala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yanamadala

2.2

Based on 80 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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      I was seeking treatment for ADHD and all I received was horrible bedside manner and an office that smelled of cigarettes. For a doctor who claims to have 25 years experience in psychiatry, I was very underwhelmed. During the Q&A about my history and life, all of his responses were extremely judgmental. In fact, in the middle of the appointment, I interrupted and said I don't need to waste your time or mine, can you help treat me? His answer was snarky and rude. I cut the appointment short and said I would noodle his "treatment plan" which was to take meds (not a specific medication, just meds) and coordinate with a counselor in his office. It's a good thing Krispy Kreme donuts were nearby to salvage my morning.
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      • Didn't listen or answer questions
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      Aug 06, 2020
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      Have been seeing him for over a year. The first visit he was very attentive and listened to what I had to say. Every subsequent visit he has asked questions and then only half-listened to the answers while working on the computer. Since he’s not really listening to what you say he misinterprets things and then will be mildly snippy and/or lecture you. And if you’re not talking (I’m not a big talker anyway) he looks at you like there’s something wrong. There’s no point in continuing to speak if you’re not even really listening in the first place. I’m not going to him to pour my heart out so I haven’t made anything of it. All I really needed is prescription refills so I’ve stuck with him. I can live with the five minutes of awkwardness just to avoid the hassle of finding a new doctor. The staff has always been great to deal with.
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      May 13, 2020
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      He is a very straight to the point kind of guy that if you looking for someone to baby you. He's not the one. He tells you. The way it is and it's probably the stuff that we already know and don't want to face it. I think he's a great doctor. And you can tell him if you need a little more time or if you're in a hurry and he seems to be very considerate of that.
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      Beth – Feb 15, 2020
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      Horrible experience!! I was in his office for maybe 4 minutes and walked out. No bedside manner whatsoever. Does not take the time to know someone wants to attack about habitats without additional information (he doesn't care). Very argumentive and throughout the 4 minutes I was there I felt like I was a nuisance to him. I'm not sure how people like this can be licensed to treat mental illness.
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      logan9806 – Jan 31, 2020
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      I would love to give him a zero! Wanted me to wean off of medication that I had been on for a long time. Gave me a prescription for something not covered by my insurance, and at a cost of over $200. I called his office multiple times to see if I could get something else; but never received a call back. Finally received a call from his office after 2 weeks, telling me he couldn't help me or prescribe me anything else. However, he was willing to treat me with his TMS treatments. NO WAY!
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      May 22, 2019
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      He is reAlly good - he chats a bit to see hou things are going with you to make sure your meds are working well and then Goes straight to the business of prescribing your meds. In and out in 15 min.
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      val – Jan 14, 2019
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      Stay away. Uninterested from the beginning, doesn’t allow enough time for the initial consult. Can be pushy and argumentative, slouches down in his chair and stares at his computer monitor most of the time, and seems to be just checking the boxes. Get the impression I was just another insurance claim. If you take a chance on him, insist on advocating for your health and share as much as you can in your limited time.
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      Dec 03, 2018
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      It is easy to get an appointment because he doesn’t know what he is doing. He makes jokes and doesn’t take medical issues seriously. I feel like it was a total waste of my time seeing this guy. Instead of making adjustments to medication or dosage, he expects you to come in each time...even if you just saw him a week before. Seems like billing the patients insurance is more of a priority to him than helping the patient.
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      • Didn't listen or answer questions
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      MN in Saint Louis – Sep 29, 2018
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      I asked if a"lower end" drug was a possibility and he simply said he doesn't use that! No discussion/explanation of why it wasn't an option. Had an issue on a (Thursday a.m.). Left msg (desk person out smoking?) asking for a return call. Called again in p.m. left another msg. Called Friday a.m. Had to leave msg. When I got home, saw I missed call at 3:30 saying "aware" and had left for the day (weekend)! Called on Monday and was told...oh yes...he said "whatever"... but no one called to sa
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      • Difficult to schedule appointment
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      Apr 04, 2018
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      If zero stars were an option, he would receive it. Very rude, no bedside manner whatsoever. Didn’t listen to my concerns in regard to medication for my child. Treated my child like a cow in a cattle call. Didn’t listen to her feelings about medications. I will NEVER take my child back to Centerpoint Hospital and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone I know.
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      Feb 16, 2018
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      Horrible experience. His lack of attention and caring almost cost my daughter her life.
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      Feb 02, 2018
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      Has no bedside manner , never looks at you, seems annoyed by my presence.... went to him for a couple for months then he refused to help me
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      Angela Westerfield in St Louis, MO – Dec 09, 2017
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      I have moderate anxiety and very mild depression. Dr. Yanamadala is very receptive to what I tell him as long as I have insight and evidence. Is he distracted while talking to you? Absolutely. He is looking at your file and trying to discern what is most important at that moment. As a psych, he is also juggling suicide attempts, overdoses, hospitalizations. If you need heavyweight psych intervention, maybe not for you, but if you just need a monthly refill of a mild sedative, he's a good pick.
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      St Louis, MO – Dec 07, 2017
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      Dr. Yanamadala is snippy and impolite to loyal clients. I have been going to him for 4 years, but today will be my last visit. He stares at his computer the entire visit, and asks the same question three times before he realizes it. Very unfocused and unwelcoming.
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      Nov 14, 2017
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      The Dr. was flat out rude, texting, refused to look at me--then, when I sent a text to our ride that our appt was ending, he snapped at me . Aside from that, he kept asking me the same question about a previous doctor we were seeing, asking over and over and over; I told him honestly that I didn't know why that particular decision came about regarding a treatment and he refused to accept it. Asking repeatedly, accusingly, then angrily. He plain does not care. He's just there to make a few $.
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      St Louis, MO – Nov 04, 2017
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      I've been seeing this doctor for around 6 months and he was the first doctor I found to help treat my ptsd and panic disorder with a cns depressant knowing i was taking suboxone. My life had become so much better since seeing him. I could focus at work, I got a promotion, started BMX racing, found a good person in my life. Out of the blue he dropped me, they lied to me and my other doctor, and would not even speak with me with an empty waiting room. Save your money and find someone who cares.
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      Maryland Heights – Oct 31, 2017
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      This review is not about the doctor, but about his staff. I read many reviews about the staff being rude and lackadaisical .......this was not the case during my visit. The people I dealt with were very nice and helpful. I had an issue getting a prescription filled and I called and left a voicemail. I had my call returned in less than 5 minutes. I have not had enough experience with the doctor to rate him yet, but the staff is awesome !
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      O Fallon, MO – Oct 14, 2017
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      I see Dr Yanamadala at his office in South County. Two of my Children see Dr Yanamadala and have for years. I am extremely pleased with the care he has given our family over the years... and I'm not crazy :)
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      Charles C in St Louis, MO – Sep 18, 2017
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      Excellent quick treatment. Very good staff as well. Highly recommended!
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      Aug 01, 2017
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      A shame that after almost 2 years of Dr Yanamadala being my daughter's phyquiatric we just realized it's been a waste of time and money. My daughter started with him at Centerpoint outpatient program (after her third suicidal admission to Mercy hospital). During the 10 minutes appointments he asked general questions and prescribed antidepressants. When opened his own practice he surprisly charged $400 for updating his system. My daughter has an eating disorder and is more depressed than before
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      St Louis MO – Apr 17, 2017
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      Dr. Ashok Yanamadala, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Weldon Spring, MO. Dr. Yanamadala has more experience with General Mental Health than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yanamadala to book an appointment.

      Specialties

      • Psychiatry

      Education

      Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
      Medical School

      Languages

      • Hindi
      • English

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      Locations

      Centerpoint Physicians Offices

      CenterPointe Hospital St. Charles Campus4801 Weldon Spring Pkwy Weldon Spring, MO 63304
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      Psych Care Consultants

      Psych Care Consultants5000 Cedar Plaza Pkwy Ste 350 Saint Louis, MO 63128
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