Dr. Mark Sands, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 69

Dr. Sands
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Family Center

110 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 425 Metairie, LA 70005

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Dr. Mark Sands, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Metairie, LA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sands has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sands to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Friendly Staff
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1 disciplinary action Found
  • License Reactivation (5/2/2011)View details
1 board action Found
  • License Reactivation (5/6/2013)View details
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sands

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
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Dr. Sands' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Sands accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Health Net
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Husky Health
INTotal Health
Midwest Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
Peach State Health Plan
Simply Healthcare Plans
Staywell (Wellcare)
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia

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Years of visits not only individual, but in marital and family therapy as well. This amazing Psychiatrist is honest, extremely skilled in his prescribing abilities as well as his psychotherapeutic abilities, trustworthy and professional. I have been very happy to have found such a compassionate man, who listens well, asks the right questions and provides the feedback that leaves a patient continuing to explore the triggers and struggles that initiated therapy in the first place. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jun 02, 2021
Awful!!! As my "pillars of the community" parents were torturing me for failing to get only A's & B's on report cards, Dr.Sand$s was the 4th mental health professional they sent me to for "my problems." He was supposed to prioritize my well being first & foremost, instead, he readily embraced bald faced lies about me. Mommie & Daddy Dearest went to a parent teacher conference when I was 13, & life changed,forever. I was being f'd with at school, & for the first time, I was unable to meet my parents standards. They responded by raging at me "we wish you had never been born" as they ripped the sheets off of my beds, as they spat at & hit me, as they screamed I was "shame of the family," every morning, before I went to school. It only escalated thereafter, daily, for years. They called up my entire family & inverted my entire identity, smearing me as a "out of control trouble child, sociopathic drug addict who was failng at school." The only truth was my academic decline.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Anthony – Mar 12, 2021
Horrible life changing trauma as a result of seeing this doctor. Avoid him at all costs.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me


Dr. Mark Sands, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Metairie, LA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sands has...Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Psychiatry


Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
Baylor College Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
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Residency Hospital
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Internship Hospital
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Mark Sands, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Mark Sands, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Mark Sands, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sands frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Sands specializes.

Where is Dr. Mark Sands, MD's office located?

Dr. Sands' office is located at 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 425, Metairie, LA 70005. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Mercy Family Center

Mercy Family Center110 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 425 Metairie, LA 70005