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About Dr. Alan D Piha

Dr. Alan D Piha, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Huntsville, AL, with another office in Birmingham, AL. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alan D Piha is Poor. Dr. Alan D Piha has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alan D Piha is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Alan D Piha has 2 locations

get directions ALAN DAVID PIHA MD
500 Markaview Rd NW
Huntsville, AL 35805
get directions BIRMINGHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER
700 19th St S
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Specialties

Dr. Alan D Piha has the following 4 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Alan D Piha has the following 16 expertise

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Senility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • EOL Care
  • Confusion
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive Issues/Testing
  • Osteopenia
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Testing

Board Certifications

Dr. Alan D Piha is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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RUN AWAY FROM THIS YAHOO.

On first visit, he told me he was going to remove from all my anti depressants and anti anxiety . He believes in using cold Turkey off all med.hecalled mat home to reiterate his wacko views. I am dropping him and finding a medicare psychiatrist. This doc is in loo loo land.

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Two Stars

He made me withdraw off of antipsychotic cold turkey which made me very sick andrefused to start me on new medication because no one would give me a pregnancy test. He told me was going to have to drive over an hour to a clinic that would if I wanted to be treated. I offfered to come in and take an on site home test because I could not take the time off work to go to his recommend pregancy center and he told me he refused to accept a home test. He didn't really listen to my issues and complaints and when I suggested a possible problem based on symptoms of past history of me and my family he acted offended.

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One Star

DO NOT SEE THIS DOCTOR,!! THERE WAS A WRECK ON THE WAY THERE , I WAS 5 MINUTES LATE AND HE WOULD NOT SEE ME, AND I HAD AN HOUR APPOINTMENT!! THIS IDIOT CARES ONLY ABOUT GETTING MONEY, HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HIS PATIENTS!!! THIS IS SAD, DO NOT GO HERE!!!

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One Star

I have been seeing him for 2 years due to low income. I agree with others he makes you answer the same questions on each visit and doesn't let you explain anything. He is rude and short with you. I would not recommend him unless you absolutely had to. I am trying to find me a new Dr now.

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Appalled

I had 2 previous sessions with therapists who took down an immense amount of information in regards to my problems, none of which was passed on to Dr.Piha as the conversation started with "I don't know anything about you so I am going to ask you a bunch of questions". He didn't listen to anything I had to say, I was constantly being interrupted while trying to convey answers to questions that he had asked in regards to previously diagnosed conditions, he would cut me off constantly saying "You're complicating things". Within a 5 minute period I was asked 7 different times if I was feeling suicidal, and 4 different times if I was depressed; I'm not the Doctor, it isn't my place to make a diagnosis. His entire attitude changed when he found out I didn't have insurance and was one of "those" patients that was on a low income payment option. He became very brief and at times outright rude with how short he was being. I literally left the office in tears because I had been looking forward to receiving help for going on 3 months jumping through hoops just to get to that appointment, only to be treated like a pariah, and feel worse than when I went in. He was 40 minutes late to my session, I am guessing that due to being one of the "pro-rated" patients, that is the reason why the 40 minutes he spent elsewhere was taken out of my session time and I was rushed out the door for a patient who had insurance. End result, I was shuffled out the door with 90 days of medication after being told that I couldn't be seen again for 3 months. I have never taken medication before, and I have to go the full 90 days before addressing whether or not the treatment is even working. That is 90 days of playing around with brain chemistry that I have to contend with because this "Doctor" couldn't be bothered to actually listen for a moment. The rest of the office staff was very compassionate and friendly. Their offices had been recently remodeled, judging by the lack paint odor, I would say well over a week ago, yet Dr.Piha had his degrees in the floor stacked together leaning against the wall, so full of himself that he didn't feel the need to have them up on the wall; "pure arrogance" pretty much sums it up.

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  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

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