Dr. Brian Lahey, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 44

Dr. Lahey
Accepting new patients
600 W Mechanic Ave Independence, MO 64050

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(816) 521-5540

Dr. Brian Lahey, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Independence, MO. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lahey to book an appointment.

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5 disciplinary actions Found
  • Unknown (6/19/2020)View details
  • Sexual Abuse of or Sexual Misconduct with a Patient (4/16/2019)View details
  • Unknown (10/31/2018)View details
  • Unknown (8/14/2018)View details
  • Unknown (7/24/2018)View details
1 board action Found
  • Unknown (1/7/2021)View details
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Dr. Lahey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Borderline Personality Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahey treats Borderline Personality Disorder more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Lahey treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Personality Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahey treats Personality Disorders more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Lahey treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahey performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Lahey performs this procedure more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Lahey's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Tourette's Syndrome

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(816) 521-5540

Dr. Lahey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
New Directions Behavioral Health

Dr. Lahey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lahey

3.4

Based on 50 ratings

5 Stars
56%
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4 Stars
4%
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (31)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (29)
  • Explained conditions well (29)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (17)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (15)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (13)
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Dr. Lahey did not listen to my needs and laughed at my concerns. He continued to push medications that I felt were not working. Glad his license has been suspended.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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AB – Jan 01, 2021
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When I told him I have PTSD he made me recount EVERY detail of my s*xual assault. He attempted to psychoanalyze me every visit. The visits were typically 45 minutes to an hour long. He also asked me to “tone down” my appearance. I guess he thought it would help my mental illnesses? All in all I had a horrific experience with him. Sadly it lasted YEARS as I was unable to easily find another psychiatrist that was a good fit. I truly hope no one ever has to go through what I went through with this man.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 16, 2020
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Perfect psychiatrist very caring.
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Hannah Damron – Jul 21, 2020
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My time with Dr. Lahey has been instrumental to my development as a person. His knowledge and passion for understanding people and helping them reach their potential is extraordinary.
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May 18, 2019
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Unique approach... really challenges and guides you on how to stop having fear be the guiding force in your life.
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
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Apr 04, 2018
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Most of my adult life I have made a lot of decisions on reading reviews. Choosing Dr. Lahey has been one of the few times that I have made a decision without reading the reviews first and very pleased. I have been a patient of his for a few years and can say he has helped me in many ways. If you have concerns in the medication that he is prescribing you then discuss it. My medical condition was not developed over night, I don`t expect to be healed over night.
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Cindy in Missouri – Mar 08, 2018
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Just a glorified drug dealer. He doesn’t care about helping you. He just wants you in and out super quick. doesn’t even make sense with his metaphorical Mumbo jumbo. I’m *still* confused about what he told me. Even when I show up on time he makes me wait for an hour or more. Making an appointment is impossible because of his “text line”. Don’t waste your time with him. He made my situation worse, then proceeded to ignore me. I genuinely believe he should get his medical license taken away.
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Feb 06, 2018
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Authentic
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Ann in Overland Park, KS – Oct 06, 2016
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I saw him Dr. Lahey in need of help and after an hour and a half appointment (mostly with him rambling about his own philosophies) he wouldn't prescribe me anything. He is disconnected from reality and takes a bizzare, conservative approach to disorders, thinking that they are 100% caused by the environment and 100% curable. Which is problematic because he thinks his psychotherapy is the solution. He's wrong. That's why we have science and medicine.
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Overland Park, KS – Jun 03, 2016
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My appointment with Dr. Lahey was a nightmare. I left his office more broken than fixed. For an hour and a half we discussed how my anxiety affected my child and then in the last the minutes he prescribed me a 700$ medication. He was condescending (I'm nearly 30 and he used to toys to dictate a scenario to me). He never followed up. I have sought other care and the experience is like night and day. Stay away. Stay far away.
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Apr 16, 2016
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Cannot get in touch with him or his office! They only allow text messages or emails...first time I have an emergency for my child and I cannot get a response---2 days now. Had to call the nurse to a different doc in his office to beg for help---then all I got was an I will look into it! Still no help in adjusting my sons meds!
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Olathe, KS – Feb 03, 2016
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It was awful. This man literally should not be allowed to see mental health patients. It is dangerous and irresponsible to do so.
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Jan 30, 2016
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Dr. Lahey is a great and kind Dr. and he honestly cares about his patients and their needs. Dr. Marissa Lahey is also a very kind Dr. and will help with anything you are needing and she is a great listener. I have loved coming to the Overland Park office and have for a year. I have had no issues with anything with their office and would refer all of my friends and family to them. Even the office has a relaxing environment and a wonderful calming scent everytime I go in.
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Hholtz in Gladstone, MO – Dec 16, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Lahey knew he was going to become a psychiatrist at the age of eighteen when he began working with chronically mentally ill adults in the group home...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology

Board Certifications

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

Education

2010
Kansas Unviersity Medical Center, Department Of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Kansas University Medical Center, Department Of Psychiatry
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Brian Lahey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lahey frequently treats Borderline Personality Disorder, Personality Disorders, and Psychiatric Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lahey treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Lahey, MD's office located?

Dr. Lahey's office is located at 600 W Mechanic Ave, Independence, MO 64050. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Brian Lahey, MD offer telehealth services?

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Practice

600 W Mechanic Ave Independence, MO 64050
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