Dr. Melissa Hutchens, MD


Psychiatry | Female

Dr. Melissa Hutchens, MD

Dr. Melissa Hutchens, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Columbia, MO. She is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

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Dr. Hutchens' Performance
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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Columbia, MO |
I've sought treatment for my depression/anxiety most of my life & I'd given up hope on finding help until I met Dr. Hutchens. I feel like I've made more progress with her in 4-5 months than I ever did with any other MD over the yrs. Prior to the appt, she read through my med history so we could start talking right away & she'll spend as much time with me as I need, even if it makes her late. She's knowledgeable, super chill, & her staff are lovely. I couldn't give her a higher recommendation.
in Columbia MO |
She is quick to prescribe drugs, without taking the time to understand. She is very pushy with her opinions. She doesn't seem to be concerned with helping, she just hands out drugs and argues until you "see" things her way. Don't waste your time or money, and please don't put your health at risk by seeing this woman.
in Columbia, MO |
She has excellent knowledge of pharmacology which is extremely important. She is friendly, compassionate, and takes the time needed to work through your issues.
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Dr. Hutchens' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizophrenia


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Missouri-Columbia

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Southwest Missouri State University

    Graduated in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)