Dr. Lea Kirkland, MD

Dr. Lea Kirkland, MD

Adult Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Lea Kirkland, MD is an adult psychiatry specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1987 and specializes in adult psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry.Read her story

2990 Bethesda Pl Ste 606A

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Contact Information

(336) 774-1755

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Dr. Kirkland's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kirkland "Dr. Kirkland has practiced in Winston Salem for over 23 years, first in Internal Medicine and then psychiatry. The practice focuses on the out patient treatment of child, adolescent and adult patients with mental health issues including anxiety and depressive disorders as well as behavior problems, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. These problems effect normal growth and development of individuals and families as well as the quality of relationships and of life. Treatment includes diagnostic evaluation with medication management and psychotherapy focused on the individual needs of the patient."

2  Specialties

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

3  Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

13  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Counseling Services
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of South Carolina
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Moses Cone Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • General Psychiatry/Wake Forest University-Baptist Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Internal Medicine Residency-Moses Cone Memoral Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatry/Wake Forest University-Baptist Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kirkland's Reviews

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6 total reviews (5 have comments)

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Dr. Kirkland's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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Patient Comments (5)

Easy to get first appointment, but has been nearly impossible to get in contact with for refills & follow up appointments. I have never had a single call returned and emails take days to get a response. My last appointment I had scheduled was canceled the day of; I didn’t know until I showed up to...more
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Dr. Kirkland has provided excellent attention and medical advice regarding our daughter's needs. She has gone out of her way to get the most relevant information possible through counseling and information provided by other professionals when making decisions about prescribing medication. As an...more
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I completely disagree with the negative reviews. Dr. Kirkland has always been very understanding, willing to take the necessary time, and helpful after hours on the occasions that I needed her. She stays very busy, so urgent appointments are not easy to schedule. I highly recommend Dr. Kirkland.
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Extremely quick to prescribe medication without adequate counseling. I found out after a year of taking three separate medications she put me on that they weren't nearly as effective as a good therapist. I wish I hadn't had the year of horrible side effects.
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She was cold, insulting, pushy with medication, and failed to provide adequate talk therapy. The medication she was pushing, I later discovered, was not appropriate, according to another top psychiatrist in town. It was very difficult to schedule appointments. The receptionist seemed to rarely be...more
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