Dr. Ifeoma Arene, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Female • Age 49
  
Dr. Arene
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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12828 Willow Centre Dr Houston, TX 77066

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(281) 893-3656

Dr. Ifeoma Arene, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Arene has more experience with General Mental Health than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arene to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Arene

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Arene treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Arene treats other conditions, please contact the office at (281) 893-3656.

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.

Dr. Arene typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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ADHD and-or ADD
Psychiatric Diseases
Bipolar Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Arene's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Arene accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
APS Healthcare
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
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Dr. Arene's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arene

2.9

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
43.58974358974359%
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4 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
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3 Stars
5.128205128205129%
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2 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
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1 Star
46.15384615384615%
(18)
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The staff does not have a clear definition of the scope of their responsibilities. They are unprofessional and have given answers to questions that should ONLY be answered by a qualified provider. It is most certainly time consuming and irritating when trying to communicate with your provider. In conclusion the office staff do not have the education providers have and should not be giving information they are not qualified to give. They need to be versed on the proper etiquette when interacting with patients.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Nov 09, 2020
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Please don’t waste your time. Very unprofessional staff and I didn’t even get to see the doctor. I called 3 weeks ago as a new patient and it took me this long to glacé them call me 4 days before my appointment to say the doctor had a death in the family and can’t see me til the 12th. I try to support black business and people why we don’t support each other and this is why. Black folks don’t know how to run a proper establishment. This office is a prime example. The office manager interrupted me as I was talking and rudely hung up on me. When I called back to go ahead and take the appointment I was refused the appointment. We can’t support each if you don’t let us. Stay away. Find another doctor. No one should be treated with such disrespect. And again I haven’t even meet the doctor. These are people that work for her so hopefully she’s not the same way but I’ll never know. Reviewing some of these comments tho she probably ain’t worth the effort. Find another doctor to see. One who ca
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Tamara Harris – May 27, 2020
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Had an appointment for my two children that we are adopting with Dr. Arene this morning. The kids have been using her for a while now. After the hour drive from our house to the office, the lady at the desk informs us that the kids are no longer in network. When asked why the office did not even bother to call and let us to let us know, I was told that they called the previous caretaker of the children. I might be able to understand this, but not only did they update all of our info (name, and numbers) last time we were there with the kids, but I also spoke to the previous caretaker and was informed that they did not call her either. Not to mention, the Dr. was not even in town.
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Aug 07, 2019
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Staff is horrible do not go they badmouth patients right in front of you
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May 18, 2019
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She just signs off on the same meds without adjusting for issues. I have been married to my husband for 43 years and his caretaker for over 30 years and he told her a lie about me so she let him know she doubted me. Now he feels he can do what he wants. When dealing with someone with mental issues, the caretaker and the doctor must be a team, not adversaries. The result...my husband ended up hospitalized very very ill.
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Mar 30, 2019
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Dr. Arene is very professional and competent. She also is very friendly and it is obvious she cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her.
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Mar 12, 2019
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Unfortunately this office does not listen to what services are requested. No one in the front knows what's going on. They just say yes they can provide the service even when its later confirmed that they do not. Furthermore they refuse to refund your money when the needed service is not provided. Fraud is a strong word; however, I feel I have been defrauded out of a significant amount of money. AND it has not helped my son in any way. Very disappointed. I am not sure how you expect repeat
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Tomball, TX – Nov 14, 2018
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SHORT VERSION: Dr. Arene is unethical and greedy. She will ask new patients to submit to a urinalysis test, AND a blood test, ostensibly for their own good. Then the “independent lab” that does the testing will charge you like $5,000 or so! Here’s the kicker: Dr. Arene is part owner of this “independent lab”, and stands to make a profit! LONGER VERSION: My advice would be to see the above, and ask yourself, “Do I already know if I am addicted to meth or coke or pot or pain pills? Etc."
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Hu – Jun 27, 2018
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Dr. Arene was easy to speak with, although I was attempting to condense all my issue due to the limitations of time she understood my demeanor. I was very surprised at the fee that was required as my fee for other specialist MD's are not as exstravagant nor do I have to pay additional fees when they use of diagnostic equipment need for my evaluation but, that is something I will have to address with my carrier.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Office environment
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May 15, 2018
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Easy scheduling, corteus staff. Caring assistents. Plenty time to ask questions. Excellent results of my three children.
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Picky Patient in Houston Tx – Jan 17, 2018
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I love LOVE Dr. Arene, and I FEEL terrible leaving her a bad review for her staff... However, I had a phone appointment at 9 AM. I called at 9:07 am to make sure I didn't miss a call or mess up the time. The staff member said in a NASTY tone, IT IS ONLY 9:05!!!! Um, not it's not but what ever. I said okay I was making sure I was on the list and didn't mess up the time... "YES SHE WILL CALL YOU SHORTLY". Disconnected. Here I am 9:40 AM and no call. I don't trust they even made the appt!
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Houston – Dec 13, 2017
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I took my daughter here for a mental health evaluation this morning and am disgusted at the employee's attitude. I was told my appointment would be about $12 but it ended up being $60 because the office manager didn't tell me the first appointment was $350! I expressed my confusion to the woman at the front desk and she didn't seem to care and didn't offer any explanation. When I expressed my confusion about that, she proceeded to tell me, with extreme attitude, that she planned on telling the
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Caitlin in Tomball – Oct 31, 2017
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Dr arene was very nice and understanding. She didn't just write me a prescription and send me out the door. She really seems to have a genuine interest in helping her patients in the best way that she can.
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Katy, TX – May 03, 2017
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She listens , she is thoughtful, she is compassionate, she helps you be the best person you can be without making you feel "intimidated".
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Eva Ashford Mitchell in Houston, TX – Nov 14, 2016
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I like Dr. Arene, but her office is a mess. Appoints area fumbled, refills are NEVER called in, even after repeated attempts. I would have liked to continue taking my daughter to her, but when I call in a refill and after two weeks it's STILL not been sent to the pharmacy (after numerous calls on my part, and being told by front desk that they "couldn't give me a time frame" as to when she might get around to it), I had to leave.
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OJD in Houston, TX – Aug 06, 2016
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I absolutely love Dr. Arene and her staff. I have been going to her practice for several years and have had nothing but good things to say about the care that I receive. Dr. Arene is passionate and caring and she listens to her patients. Again, I love Dr. Arene and would recommend her to anyone needing help.
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S. H. in Cypress,TX – Jan 29, 2016
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Dr. Ifeoma Arene, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Arene has more experience with General Mental Health than other...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Awards

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Locations

Med Care Clinic

Med Care Clinic12828 Willow Centre Dr Houston, TX 77066
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MedCare Clinics Tomball455 School St Ste 24 Tomball, TX 77375
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HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Tomball, TX

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

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