Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD

Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 53

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(804) 373-6407

Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Ali has more experience with Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and Personality Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Parham Doctors' Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ali to book an appointment.

Locations

Insight Physicians

Insight Physicians2006 Bremo Rd Ste 101 Richmond, VA 23226
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Cjw Medical Center7101 Jahnke Rd Richmond, VA 23225
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At a Glance

  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Ali's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ali

3.4

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
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To be as frank as possible, Dr. Ali saved my life. I was in the darkest place imaginable, I couldn't function. ECT brought me back to the world, to my friends, and my family. I don't know where I would be now without the care that Dr. Ali provided for me.
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Kelly – Mar 23, 2021
I’ve been seeing Dr Ali for many years. He’s a wonderful physician, very patient, calm and he has helped me heal in a warm & compassionate way. When we speak, he never refers to my chart because he knows me. He can tell if I’m ok or if I’m not. He rejoices when I’m at my best & he lifts me up when I’m not. I would never want to see another Dr. I trust him implicitly.
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
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Katherine – Jan 07, 2021
Knows and understand the deases PTSD. Doc ALi and I could write a book. Doc Ali derserves the great American award for his service in helping with trauma issues.Two Thumbs up Doc Kevin
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
7 people found this helpful
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Philadelphia, PA – Oct 26, 2016
Dr. Ali has limited hours and is limiting them even more. The office closes early on Fridays, although advertises office hours from 9 - 5 Mon through Fri. The staff are not friendly and getting an appointment is difficult. The office also has NO text, email, or phone call reminders, which is a major negative for those of us suffering with anxiety. When I expressed to Dr. Ali that things weren't going well for me, he asked about external circumstances and stated that it was NORMAL.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Tara in Midlothian, VA – Aug 20, 2016
Dr Ali is a pretty good doctor, but it is next to impossible to change an appointment with him without going out another 2-3 months. His staff is not at all accommodating and doesn't make any efforts to find earlier appointments.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
5 people found this helpful
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Anonymous in Richmond, VA – Mar 08, 2016
Dr. Ali is a good Doctor but the administration at both the Bremo & Jahnke road offices are awful. I have only met one administrator who works well w/ customers - all others will hang up on you, be disrespectful if you have any questions...I have worked with them on & off for about 4 years & they have consistently had horrific customer service & are not looking to improve it. All of my physicians admit that it is awful but I need to see Dr. Ali for services and am told I have to deal with them
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
8 people found this helpful
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Erin in Richmond, VA – Jan 25, 2016

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ali

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ali treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ali treats other conditions, please contact the office at (804) 288-1881.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Ali is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Psychosis
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High
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Very High
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Ali is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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Personality Disorders

Personality disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect how a person thinks, feels or behaves, including narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder.Compare with other Personality Disorders specialists.

Dr. Ali is experienced in the area of Personality Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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Personality Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
Borderline Personality Disorder
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Dr. Ali's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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KeyCare-VA PPO
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Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Ali has more experience with Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD?

Call (804) 373-6407 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ali's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ali frequently treats Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and Personality Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Ali specializes.

Where is Dr. Zaffar Ali, MD's office located?

Dr. Ali's office is located at 2006 Bremo Rd Ste 101, Richmond, VA 23226. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ali is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

30 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

30 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

John Randolph Medical Center

Hopewell, VA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

30 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Johnston-Willis Hospital

North Chesterfield, VA

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Fredericksburg, VA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)