Dr. Karen Callahan, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 58

Psychiatry

Dr. Karen Callahan, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Callahan has extensive experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Psychotic Disorders. She graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham in 1990. She is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center. Her office accepts telehealth appointments.

Dr. Karen Callahan, MD

Grayson Associates PC

2200 Lakeshore Dr Ste 150 Birmingham, AL 35209
Telehealth services available

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(205) 871-6926
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Callahan

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Callahan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Callahan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 871-6926.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Dr. Callahan is experienced in the area of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Autism
Conduct Disorder
ADHD and-or ADD
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High
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Callahan is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Delusional Disorder
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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High
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Dr. Callahan's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • 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
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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(205) 871-6926

Dr. Callahan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Callahan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Callahan

1.6

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
12.5%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
79.16666666666667%
(19)
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Dr Callahan has helped me immensely after only 2 visits. My anxiety has drastically decreased not just from medication, but from listening to her insightful comments. She adjusted my sleep meds and at last I’m getting sleep at night. I did prepare for our sessions which is essential for getting the most out of any consultation. I honestly have only positive things to say about Dr Callahan and the efficiency of her staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MG – Dec 13, 2021
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she was my doctor in the psych ward. she caused extreme trauma for me. she did not care about her patients. i hate you karen
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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bella davis – Oct 07, 2021
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Do not see this doctor. My first (and only visit) she loaded me up on meds. I had a horrible reaction to one of the meds and left multiple messages .. she hasn’t returned one. They also cancel appointments via text and you have to call to reschedule. Don’t settle for a dr because they have availability. Take time and research.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 30, 2021
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Extremely rude and incompetent is being kind. DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THIS joke of a doctor. She caused our son extreme trauma by stopping his antipsychotic medication without weaning. Grayson and Dr. Callahan are lucky we did not sue them. She REFUSED to meet with us, his parents. She did not review his chart bc she actually tried to put him on meds that were documented as causing severe side effects in our son. We believe sending our son to this woman and the hospital at which she practices is one of the worst mistakes we’ve ever made. Our son, four years later, still suffers from ptsd because of his time in the hospital with this incompetent woman.
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Oct 10, 2019
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The first time I was scheduled to meet the woman, she was an hour late to my appointment. I have to take off work to be able to go to her so I lost an hour's worth of wages. When I showed up for my appointment, she hadn't even left the hospital yet!!! My second time meeting her she WAS on time, but she screwed up my fill date on a prescription that I need daily in order to function properly. Left 2 messages, finally told she takes 1-2 business days to respond to issues!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Feb 06, 2019
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Worst doctor my child has EVER seen. AVOID her at all costs. Took her to an NP in the same practice and got much better care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Homewood, AL – Oct 22, 2018
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She started seeing our child less than six months ago and has refused to help our child with her severe anxiety and deep deep depression. However, she had no trouble placing our child on clonidine, the BP med, w/o cking our child's bp or heart hx, nor did she have an issue with putting our child on Abilify, an antipsychotic, that is terrible on the body, and she didn't do labs to ck her kidneys or liver. Our child has 1/2 hr with her but is only there 15 min. She doesn't listen to her.TERRIBLE
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
16 people found this helpful
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Kimberly, AL – Aug 01, 2016
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Shows no interest in the well-being of her patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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Birmingham, AL – Jan 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Karen Callahan, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Callahan has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Education

University of Alabama Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Alabama Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Karen Callahan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Callahan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Karen Callahan, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Karen Callahan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Callahan frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Callahan specializes.

Where is Dr. Karen Callahan, MD's office located?

Dr. Callahan's office is located at 2200 Lakeshore Dr Ste 150, Birmingham, AL 35209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Grayson Associates PC

Grayson Associates PC2200 Lakeshore Dr Ste 150 Birmingham, AL 35209
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average