Dr. Cletus Carvalho, MD

Dr. Cletus Carvalho, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
Dr. Cletus Carvalho, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Jln Medical College in 1991 and specializes in psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more.Read his story

811 Corporate Dr Ste 102

Lexington, KY 40503

Contact Information

(859) 552-1432

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more than 83% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
more than 75% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Carvalho's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carvalho "Dr. Cletus Carvalho has lived in Lexington since 2005 and in Kentucky since 1999. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky and also Psychiatrist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. After completing medical school at the J.L.N. Medical College in India, Dr. Carvalho completed his 4 year residency in Psychiatry at St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center of New York in Manhattan, New York. He was Chief Resident at that program during his final year of residency. He then completed an additional year of residency training in Geriatric Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. Since completing his training Dr. Carvalho has obtained and maintained board certification in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He is also the recipient of numerous regional and national teaching awards. He has been at the University of Kentucky since 2005 and until July 2015 held many leadership positions within the Department of Psychiatry including Psychiatry Residency Program Director (2008-2015), Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Unit Medical Director (2005-2014) and Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs (2014-2015). Dr. Carvalho continues to work at UK in his outpatient practice and also does evaluations of patients getting ready to undergo kidney, liver, heart and lung transplantation. He has been at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center since July 2015 where he maintains another active outpatient practice serving veterans."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carvalho "I am a psychiatrist/psychotherapist providing timely, compassionate, comprehensive and confidential mental health treatment. I've been fortunate to have helped hundreds of people in Kentucky for over 15 years as they've struggled with all kinds of emotional and psychological issues. These have ranged from depression to dementia, bipolar disorder to schizophrenia and addiction to anxiety, to name a few. I've also helped people struggling with life's many questions that had left them feeling incapacitated, anxious & distraught.

I offer services that are evidence-based, balanced and holistic providing psychotherapy, guidance, support and if necessary medications. My aim is to help you with a personalized treatment plan that you are in control of and completely comfortable with. Most people find it difficult to make it to doctor's appointments during regular business hours. I'm available evenings and weekends so that your personal schedule is not disrupted."


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  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychodynamic Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated



  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


  • Jln Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • St Vincents Hospital Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • St Vincents Hospital Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carvalho has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carvalho's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carvalho to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Carvalho's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Insightful, compassionate and easy to talk with. Extremely professional. Very thankful for the help he has provided.
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Very compassionate. Flexible scheduling appointments (evening schedules are very convenient)
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Answered phone call in the middle of the session as well as ignored patients request about possible mental health concerns due to them being "too rare" to worry about , Follow up email was not sent in a timely manner as well.
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