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Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ·  Female · Age 40

Dr. Ramirez

Dr. Melissa Ramirez, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from University Of Santo Tomas / Faculty Of Medicine and Surgery in 2005 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.


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(602) 441-4921

Dr. Ramirez accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Choice Plus POS

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Dr. Ramirez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Ramirez treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 58% of her peers

Dr. Ramirez treats this condition more than 58% of her peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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Dr. Ramirez treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 51% of her peers

Dr. Ramirez treats this condition more than 51% of her peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Ramirez treats Anxiety more than 13% of her peers

Dr. Ramirez treats this condition more than 13% of her peers

Dr. Ramirez's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • ADHD Testing
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Antidepressant 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
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

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 value the importance of a good doctor-patient relationship and I am dedicated to making this a top priority in every patient visit.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2014
Maricopa Integrated Hlth Systems
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Maricopa Integrated Hlth Systems
Residency Hospital
2010
Maricopa Integrated Hlth Systems
Internship Hospital
2005
University Of Santo Tomas / Faculty Of Medicine and Surgery
Medical School
2000
University Of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
2014
2012
2010
2005
2000

Languages

  • Tagalog
  • English

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Dr. Ramirez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ramirez

2.3

Based on 9 reviews

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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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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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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.
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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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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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