Dr. Ricardo Fermo, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Fermo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Fermo Psychiatric Solutions, Inc

887 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste 100 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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(843) 856-6998

Dr. Ricardo Fermo, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Mount Pleasant, SC. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fermo to book an appointment.


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(843) 856-6998

Dr. Fermo accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Fermo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fermo treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 42% of his peers

Dr. Fermo treats this condition more than 42% of his peers

Dr. Fermo's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Persistent Anxiety
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Phobia
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome

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Based on 77 ratings

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Always open to communicate with someone who is informed on their own condition. He is very kind and smart.
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Jun 04, 2020
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This is the smartest Dr I've met, that's why I've been seeing him for almost 10 years. He listens without judgement. He knows how every medication works. Love talking with him it's a pleasure every time. One suggestion would be better communication with patients. Other than that, he's the best and I consider him an old friend.
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Austin Hodges – May 18, 2020
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Dr. Fermo was able to help my husband after 2 years of doctors. I highly recommend him and my husband is grateful for him.
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May 13, 2020
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I’ve got nothing but love for Dr. Fermo. All of the reviews that say he is so behind and doesn’t have time to get back to you mean that he is booked (bc he is such an awesome doctor). He’s been my psychiatrist for several years and I trust him whole heartedly. My brother was bipolar and Dr. Fermo was the only doctor that he didn’t walk out on. Dr. Fermo is cool, collected, intelligent, knowledgeable, and relatable. Yes, he may be busy, but that’s because he is a bada** psychiatrist! He’s saved my life and many, many others!
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Kelly Massey – Jul 29, 2019
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Sr Fermo is worthless The end
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Apr 02, 2019
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HORRIBLE!!! Called with an emergency important and miserable problem and jerked around while they lied and stalled me for two days so far!!! And that’s just this one most recent bad episode!
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Stephanie Hughes Hall in Gray Court, SC – Jan 09, 2019
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I was a patient of dr Fermo as a child until I was an adult. He is a very awesome doctor and I’m thankful for him helping me to learn to cope with thing instead of turning to meds. I’m now 28 and doing so much better.
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Katheryn Reed in Ladson , SC – Jul 08, 2018
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Great experience with this doctor. He listens, combines what you say with your prior experience and response to meds and his instincts about what issues are present to come up with a treatment plan. He adjusts it as you go to improve the results. I would and do recommend him to any of my friends and family needing help with simple to complex psychiatric issues.
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Cyd in Mount Pleasant – Jul 03, 2018
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The staff at Dr. Fermo's office is great, friendly and tends to all my needs. Dr. Fermo can run late at times due to being with other patients but its expected as situations that are uncontrollable do arise along with last minute patients who may need to be seen.
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Mar 06, 2018
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Dr. Fermo appears to be extremely knowledgeable, however that all of the knowledge in the world does not make up for his lack of caring and the thoughtlessness and inconsideration of his office. There have been two separate occasions I have not been able to reach his office for weeks. Use the MUSC - Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Specialists for knowledgable, caring and responsive psychiatric care.
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Mount Pleasant – Mar 06, 2018
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Dr. Fermo is professional and knowledgeable. I find that it is okay to wait a little longer since it’s such a small staff. They do try. Dr. Fermo is educated beyond belief and is more knowledgeable than I could have ever imagined. Plus he is a likable guy that has some unique office decor.
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Kyle in Goose Creek – Feb 09, 2018
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Dr. Furmo is knowledgeable but has no idea what he is doing in his practice. I made my appointments at 6am in the morning because he runs so far behind and you will be in the office all day. He does not take adequate notes and has caused serious complications with my mental health, because he does not keep up with anything. He does not let his staff do anything but answer the phones/appointments. He does everything else which is a complete mess! I you want to get better stay away from dr furmo!
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Charleston, SC – Nov 03, 2017
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Dr Fermo provides excellent care. As a Dual Diagnosis Alcoholic patient I feel confident that I am with the right doctor.
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Christy Leach in Mt Pleasant SC – Oct 27, 2017
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I try to schedule multiple appointments in one day so that I don't have to miss multiple days of work. I assumed my 8am appointment wouldn't interfere with my 10am appointment, especially if I showed up at 7:30. Wrong. I waited 30 minutes in the General waiting room before waiting another 30 in his office to be seen. I understand other patients have appointments before me, but if they show up after me there should be some kind of scheduling switch. And the receptionists are emotionless.
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Charleston, SC – Oct 10, 2017
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Called a week ago and no call back for appointment. He was recommended by another doctor.
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Myrtle Beach, SC – Jul 28, 2017
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Dr. Fermo is a such a great psychiatrist. He has helped me out tremendously. I really love his office atmosphere as it is very relaxing. Would recommend him highly.
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Charleston, SC – Jun 22, 2017
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He doesn't answer phone calls even when it's urgent....Luckily I got in contact with my pharmacist to see if me staying awake for almost 48 hours on the new medication and he told me how to go off it safely. I got a call 2 weeks after I called mulitple times. He also prescribed me a medication the pharmacy said interacted with another medication. I asked him & he said that there were no interactions...looked it up and everything says the two meds do have negative effects when combined
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Charleston, SC – May 23, 2017
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compassionate psychiatrist.
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Hamlet, NC – Feb 15, 2017
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Worst run business in town. Has 3 assistants and still can not run a Biz. Very good doc but every time I know I'm going to see him it is a dreaded day , all day wait and never calls back. Stay away !!!
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Steve in Mp, sc – Sep 24, 2016
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Dr. Fermo is very comfortable to talk to. I was being treated for depression and very heavy anxiety, so needless to say, i wasn't very forthcoming when i was asked questions. Dr Fermo was very patient and never made me feel rushed. I've been seeing him for over 6 years now, and i'm like night and day. My life is so much more than it was. I'm lucky i found Dr Fermo.
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Fiona D in Charleston, SC – Jun 18, 2016
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About Me

To provide promote outstanding, comprehensive outpatient psychiatric care, by making services quickly accessible, treating our clients with respect and dignity, providing our best expertise to the coastal Carolina area. I am patient oriented, believe...

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centers
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Of Cincinnati Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Voted Best Psychiatrist in Mount Pleasant, SC by Mount Pleasant Magazine, 2013

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  • Does Dr. Fermo communicate via email?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Fermo communicates via email

  • Does Dr. Fermo offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Fermo offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Fermo offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Fermo offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Fermo have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Fermo offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Fermo offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Fermo offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Fermo offers evening visits

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Fermo Psychiatric Solutions, Inc

Fermo Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.887 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste 100 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 6:00am - 3:00pm
    • Tue: 6:00am - 3:00pm
    • Wed: 6:00am - 3:00pm
    • Thu: 6:00am - 3:00pm
    • Fri: 6:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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