Dr. Michael Shanker, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 55

Dr. Shanker
Accepting new patients

Clayton Behavioral

9890 Clayton Rd Saint Louis, MO 63124

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(314) 222-5804

Dr. Michael Shanker, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shanker to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shanker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Major Depressive Disorder

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanker treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Shanker treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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Dr. Shanker treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Shanker treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Bipolar Disorder

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Dr. Shanker treats Bipolar Disorder more than 18% of his peers

Dr. Shanker treats this condition more than 18% of his peers

Dr. Shanker's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Suicidal Ideation

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(314) 222-5804

Dr. Shanker accepts the following insurance:

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Absolutely love Dr. Shanker, He's easy to talk , he listens to my kids problems , had great insight. He doesn't rush through our appointments, he takes his time too listen to me and my kids. He has called me back directly instead the secretary. I can usually get Emergency appts when I needed them. We unfortunately moved and no longer can see him, but I would recommend him to anyone. He is going to be a hard Doctor to replace. Jennifer B
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Jennifer B in Hazelwood, MO – Jan 20, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My care philosophy begins with listening and communication.  It is essential to listen to your patient and their loved ones to generate an accurate...Read more


Dr Shanker graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia school of medicine.  He completed his adult psychiatry training at Washington University...Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
Residency Hospital
McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
Residency Hospital
University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Michael Shanker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shanker frequently treats Major Depressive Disorder, Psychosis Due to Mental Illness, and Bipolar Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shanker treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Shanker, MD's office located?

Dr. Shanker's office is located at 9890 Clayton Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63124. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Clayton Behavioral

Michael Shanker, MD9890 Clayton Rd Saint Louis, MO 63124
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    • Mon: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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