Dr. Ioana Shirley, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 53

Dr. Shirley
Accepting new patients
3121 Blue Lake Dr Ste 103 Vestavia, AL 35243

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(205) 249-5369

Dr. Ioana Shirley, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Vestavia, AL and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Carol Davila University Of Medicine and Pharmacy medical school in 1992. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shirley to book an appointment.

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Experience
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Dr. Shirley's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluation
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Dr. Shirley performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Shirley performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shirley performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Shirley performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shirley performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Shirley performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Shirley's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizophrenia

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Dr. Shirley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shirley

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Based on 9 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (8)
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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She really takes the time to listen. This is the first psychiatrist visit where I didn’t feel I was being rushed in and out. I really felt that she cared about my well-being. Her manner is kind and nonjudgmental.
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Amy B – May 13, 2020
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In my experience, not a caring doctor. A very egocentric doctor that simply is not interested in listening to your opinion of your mental state. Her view is the only view. Im not willing to pay 150$ for that. Sorry. It saddens me that people like Dr. Shirley are able to manage someones mental state. The thought scares me honestly.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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Jun 29, 2019
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Dr. Shirley helped diagnose an issue I have had for years, since childhood really. I'm now undergoing treatment and feel better than I have in a long, long time. If my friend hadn't suggested I see her, I never would have gone, but I'm very glad I did..highly recommended.
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Sandra in Birmingham, AL – Dec 21, 2016
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Sharp as a tack, patient, insightful, sympathetic, responsive, great professional-casual balance. No suggestions for improvement.
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Paco in Tuscaloosa, AL – Dec 06, 2016
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I have seen Dr. Shirley when she worked with Gateway. She was great. She was compassionate and thorough. She even spent time searching for coupons/savings for the medication I was taking because it was new and expensive and my insurance did not cover it.
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middle aged and stressed in Birmingham, AL – Nov 01, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe in comprehensive and patient customized psychiatric care that integrates the DSM-5 based diagnosis and treatment with the latest cutting edge developments in neuroscience and psychotherapy.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2000
University Of Alabama-Birmingham
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Baylor Coll Med/Baylor Hosp
Residency Hospital
1995
Baylor Coll Med/Baylor Hosp
Internship Hospital
1994
Nyu/Nyu Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1993
University Hosp Bucharest
Internship Hospital
1992
Carol Davila University Of Medicine and Pharmacy
Medical School
1986
St. Sava College, Bucharest, Romania
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Romanian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Ioana Shirley, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ioana Shirley, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Shirley's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Ioana Shirley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shirley frequently treats Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shirley treats.

Where is Dr. Ioana Shirley, MD's office located?

Dr. Shirley's office is located at 3121 Blue Lake Dr Ste 103, Vestavia, AL 35243. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ioana Shirley, MD speak?

Dr. Shirley speaks Romanian and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Ioana Shirley, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shirley has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Practice

3121 Blue Lake Dr Ste 103 Vestavia, AL 35243
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