Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 42

Dr. Ramirez
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Future Forward Wellness

3610 N 44th St Phoenix, AZ 85018

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(602) 441-4921

Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. She is affiliated with Valleywise Health Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ramirez to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Ramirez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Ramirez treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Ramirez treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Dr. Ramirez performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Ramirez performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ramirez performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Ramirez performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Ramirez's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • 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
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Ramirez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Phoenix Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS

Dr. Ramirez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ramirez

2.8

Based on 11 ratings

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She is very caring and helpful. She helps my child feel comfortable talking about difficult things. I would highly recommend her.
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Apr 16, 2019
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Devastating experience. Melissa demanded I call my abuser (kid's dad) on spot, or she wouldn't see my daughter. I expressed to her that he's violent, her eyes grew bigger, & she insisted even harder. We were desperate to be seen. I called ex, he spoke to Melissa, & she insisted on written consent as well. PLS(!) make sure patients know you want consent from both parents, BEFORE we wait hopefully for appt, & so that we too, can make better decisions for our children. Her sky high anxiety sucked.
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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
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Phoenix, AZ – Oct 06, 2018
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I'm not sure why this woman has any patients. She treats people just horribly. She snapped at her sweet staff and at potential clients, as if this behavior was somehow okay. The smiling pictures and buddha in the waiting room are the antithesis of how she operates. Pretty phony stuff! The 5 star review on Google is for a doctor who is long gone from FFW. The other female doc we wanted to see (but was booked), is no longer at FFW as well. Caution, you will be worse off by the time you leave.
What went well
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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
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Phoenix – Sep 16, 2018
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Dr. Ramirez is a fantastic doctor - her office however is an unprofessional mess. I was initially told that the office takes my insurance but months later received bills as an out of network patient. They "lost" the copies of my insurance card that they took at the beginning of EVERY appointment (legal and confidentiality breach) and still charged me as out of network. After months of back and forth with their inconsistent billing department, I switched doctors completely. Not worth the hassle!
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Allie in Chandler, AZ – Aug 11, 2016
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This office is horrible. There is a lack of communication or concern for the patients. I had to wait close to an hour for a scheduled appointment. Dr. Ramirez was so overbooked, that I had to see another doctor. When I finally got into the office, I was told that I would still need to see Dr. Ramirez in a month to get an extended prescription. This information was all news to me. I will find another doctor with a better run office. Hopefully, the new physician will care more for my 9 year old.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

In my practice, I strive to help my patients in every way possible in improving their quality of life as they deal with mental health issues. I highly...Read more

Biography

I am passionate about my work in the field of Psychiatry. I see patients from all walks of all life from age 2 - 60 years old. I have experience in both...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2014
Maricopa Integrated Hlth Systems
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Tagalog

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ramirez's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ramirez frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Dementia or Depression Screening, and Psychiatric Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ramirez treats.

Where is Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD's office located?

Dr. Ramirez's office is located at 3610 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD speak?

Dr. Ramirez speaks Tagalog and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Future Forward Wellness

Future Forward Wellness3610 N 44th St Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Valleywise Health Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average