Dr. Cletus S. Carvalho, MD

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Dr. Cletus S. Carvalho, MD

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Cletus Carvalho MD 811 Corporate Dr Ste 102, Lexington, KY 40503 Get Directions
(859) 552-1432

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I am a psychiatrist/psychotherapist providing timely, compassionate, comprehensive and confidential mental health treatment. I've been fortunate to have helped hundreds...Read more

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Dr. Cletus Carvalho has lived in Lexington since 2005 and in Kentucky since 1999. He is currently Associate Professor in...Read more

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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

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Dr. Carvalho says..

The help I provide will be based on my understanding of not just your illness but of you as a person. My goal is to try to eliminate the symptoms that bother you and to help you feel whole again as a person. I look beyond merely what the diagnosis is; I'm more interested in knowing how much you are suffering and what you need to make the emotional pain go away.

Your care will begin with a thorough evaluation, followed by an in depth discussion of what is wrong. We will then discuss the various treatment options available and I will help you design a treatment plan that you are comfortable with and will remain involved in throughout. Any questions you may have will be answered.Treatment will be a proportionate blend of psychotherapy, support and if appropriate, medications; this is a strategy that works. I expect you to be an active participant in your care.

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  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Procedures Performed

  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

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Education

  • Medical School
    Jln Medical College

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    St Vincents Hospital Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    St Vincents Hospital Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Completed in 1999

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Carvalho says...

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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Dr. Carvalho's Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Carvalho says...

The help I provide will be based on my understanding of not just your illness but of you as a person. My goal is to try to eliminate the symptoms that bother you and to help you feel whole again as a person. I look beyond merely what the diagnosis is; I'm more interested in knowing how much you are suffering and what you need to make the emotional pain go away.

Your care will begin with a thorough evaluation, followed by an in depth discussion of what is wrong. We will then discuss the various treatment options available and I will help you design a treatment plan that you are comfortable with and will remain involved in throughout. Any questions you may have will be answered.Treatment will be a proportionate blend of psychotherapy, support and if appropriate, medications; this is a strategy that works. I expect you to be an active participant in your care.