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Dr. Karen Callahan, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Female • Age 56

  
Dr. Callahan

Grayson and Associates PC

2200 Lakeshore Dr Ste 150 Birmingham, AL 35209
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Dr. Karen Callahan, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1990 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.


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Dr. Callahan accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Callahan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
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Dr. Callahan treats Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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Dr. Callahan treats Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Tobacco Use Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Callahan treats Tobacco Use Disorder more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Callahan treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Callahan'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
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • 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)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • 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 Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Dr. Callahan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Callahan

1.6

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Karen Callahan, MD
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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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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!!
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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.
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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
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Shows no interest in the well-being of her patients.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Karen Callahan, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1990 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent 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

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average