Dr. James Trahan, MD

Dr. James Trahan, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. James Trahan, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Ames, IA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 1985 and specializes in psychiatry.

2521 University Blvd Ste 122

Ames, IA 50010

Contact Information

(515) 292-2150

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Bipolar Disorder
more than 67% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
more than 59% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
more than 54% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

24  Conditions Treated

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Trahan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Trahan to family and friends
22 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Trahan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

I have severe depression and Dr. Trahan has done his best to help me. We spend our appointments talking about my recent life events and what I can do to help myself along with medication. I'm glad I'm able to see him. His staff has always been friendly to me and the most I've ever waited to see...more
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I feel that Dr. Trahan is too quick to push medication and dismisses any other forms of treatment. I have mild depression and have felt uncomfortable with his readiness to continually medicate me.
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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...more
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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.
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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.
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