Dr. James Trahan, MD
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Dr. James Trahan, MD


Psychiatry | Male

James R Trahan MD PLC 2521 University Blvd Ste 122 Ames, IA 50010 Get Directions


Dr. James Trahan, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Ames, IA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Trahan is affiliated with Mary Greeley Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Ames, IA |
If I could leave zero stars, I would. Dr. Trahan was incredibly unprofessional with me, and made seriously concerning comments about my physical appearance. This was several years ago, so I was a teenager. Now, as an adult I have a better understanding of how wrong his actions were, especially since those comments were made to a young girl. With all that aside, Trahan will charge hundreds of dollars for a 15 minute session in which he will ask you minimal questions and write you off.
Ames, IA |
Doesn't care about clients, only useful if you want to spend hundreds of dollars to be shuffled through antidepressants with little say in the matter.
in Ames, IA |
I saw him for 35 minutes and he told me nothing and charged me $300. He is a poor doctor and his staff is unprofessional and rude. I would not recommend him to anyone.
I previously thought Dr. Trahan was a conscientious doctor, but once I told him that I was moving out of town, his tune changed. Following our final appointment, he refused to take or return my phone calls after I had a severe reaction to one of my medications. This was only a few days after our last scheduled appointment. I guess that since he didn't expect payment for his services any longer, he had closed his door, so to speak! A complete thumbs down!!! Very unprofessional!
in Sudbury, MA |
From the moment I met him, I felt comfortable. First, his office staff is so thorough and professional. Having a nurse do some vital signs is a plus that I've never experienced. Although, Dr. Trahan knew about meningioma brain tumors, he wasn't made aware by myself that I was a psychologically battered, DV woman and over due with medical care suffering from BRD and Complex Grief Disorder as I'm a good actress. Following the Mayo Clinic's incomplete psychiatric eval, he performed therapy.
in Ames |
Dr. Trahan was very professional and helped guide me to better mental wellness. I have a new fervor for life now that I'm feeling better, and it's all thanks to him!
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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation


  • Medical School
    U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston

    Graduated in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Texas A&M University / Main Campus

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

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