Dr. Ricardo Fermo, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 62

Dr. Fermo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Fermo Psychiatric Solutions, Inc

887 Johnnie Dodds Blvd 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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  • Offers Telehealth
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fermo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Fermo performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Fermo performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fermo performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Fermo performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Psychological Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fermo performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Fermo performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Fermo's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • 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
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • 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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(843) 856-6998

Dr. Fermo accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. Fermo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fermo

3.1

Based on 81 ratings

5 Stars
46.91358024691358%
(38)
4 Stars
2.4691358024691357%
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3 Stars
4.938271604938271%
(4)
2 Stars
6.172839506172839%
(5)
1 Star
39.50617283950617%
(32)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (47)
  • Office environment (46)
  • Listened & answered questions (45)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (36)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (24)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (24)
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Puts patient's first consistently each and every day and night of his life!!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 31, 2021
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Honestly the most knowledgeable and competent psychiatrist I have dealt with in 20 years of treating my mental health!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jennifer M. – Dec 04, 2020
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He is a caring doctor that listens to your problem. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of help. I am a patient myself and I love what he has done for me.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Tina Drawdy – Oct 16, 2020
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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.
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
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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!
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
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • 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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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.
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
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide promote outstanding, comprehensive outpatient psychiatric care, by making services quickly accessible, treating our clients with respect and...Read more

Biography

My name is Ric Fermo. I am a double board certified adult and child & adolescent psychiatrist with over 25 years experience. I completed my residency...Read more

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ricardo Fermo, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Ricardo Fermo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fermo frequently treats Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , Dementia or Depression Screening, and Psychological Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fermo treats.

Where is Dr. Ricardo Fermo, MD's office located?

Dr. Fermo's office is located at 887 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Fermo Psychiatric Solutions, Inc

Fermo Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.887 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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    • 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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