Dr. Phyllis Heffner, MD

Integrative PsychiatryFemaleAge 64

Integrative Psychiatry

Dr. Phyllis Heffner, MD is a Integrative Psychiatry Specialist in Columbia, MD and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from PA STATE UNIV COLL OF MED medical school in 1986. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Phyllis Heffner, MD

Holistic Child Psychiatry, LLC

10801 Hickory Ridge Rd Ste 215 Columbia, MD 21044 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(410) 260-0344

Telehealth available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Heffner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
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Dr. Heffner performs Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent more than 80% of her peers

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

Dr. Heffner's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Detoxification
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Neurofeedback
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Phobia
  • Phototherapy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • QEEG (Quantitative Encephalogram)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress Management

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Dr. Heffner's Reviews

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Dr Heffner, a true functional doctor, takes anincredible amount of interest in workingdiligently to find solutions to complex cases. I saw wonderful reviews about her care/treatment and most importantly how she works through various testing options to find the root of the problem, before starting treatment, even if very complex. She is constantly continuing her education, especially about complex health concerns that cause of a variety of confusing symptoms which many other practitioners have often missed. She is super at reminding us that the source of illness is not always easy to determine, and the number of geneticvariants, environmental contributors/exposures and metabolic abnormalities can make the diagnosis more difficult. She does not give up on working with the parents to help the child improve as much as possible. and works very hard to customize treatment for the patient based on their unique biochemical presentation. Dr Heffner helped us save our daughter's life.
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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Lee S – May 16, 2021
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Dr. Heffner is consistent, thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I was so Blessed to have been referred to her care back in 2017.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tara W. – Jan 03, 2021
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Dr. Heffner cares more about money than helping the patient. She is supposed to be a child psychiatrist but is not at all good with children. Doesn't have any skills in speaking or relating to them. She also tends to recommend/prescribe medications and treatments about which she recently learned about at the latest conference and dismisses viable alternatives. She recommends expensive diagnostic tests that she later admits don't prove anything. Meanwhile, we've already invested in the equally expensive and questionable treatments that she later admits may or may not work. The feeling is that she is sort of feeling her way through her protocol and doesn't have much confidence in same. And she does NOT like questions intended to clarify. Her responses can be quite defensive and hostile.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 04, 2020
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Dr. Heffner has shown me what it truly means to be articulate. She is able to peer into an issue and work out a solution with precision. One of the best, certainly the best I have ever worked with, of the many. A powerful mind and nothing but a kind heart. If you find yourself in need of assistance, she is the one.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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University Collegiate – Sep 18, 2018
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A consummate professional. She has an excellent bedside manner, and knows what she's talking about. I learned things about my body and myself that I've never heard from any other therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist/doctor before. She is the real deal!! - Luke
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
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Luke in Frederick, MD – Jan 27, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I work with patients in a collaborative manner.  I believe in gathering as much information as is necessary to understand each person's concerns,...Read more

Biography

I am a Maryland based Holistic and Integrative Psychiatrist. I attended  medical school at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, where I...Read more

Specialties

  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Functional Medicine Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1991
University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1987
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1986
PA STATE UNIV COLL OF MED
Medical School
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Does Dr. Phyllis Heffner, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Phyllis Heffner, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Phyllis Heffner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Heffner frequently treats Psychiatric Evaluation, Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent, and ADHD and-or ADD. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Heffner treats.

Where is Dr. Phyllis Heffner, MD's office located?

Dr. Heffner's office is located at 10801 Hickory Ridge Rd Ste 215, Columbia, MD 21044. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Holistic Child Psychiatry, LLC

Holistic Child Psychiatry, LLC and Holistic Adult Psychiatry10801 Hickory Ridge Rd Ste 215 Columbia, MD 21044
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    • Mon: 10:00am - 9:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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