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About Dr. Mary B Ackerley

Dr. Mary B Ackerley, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tucson, AZ, with another office in Tucson, AZ. She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ackerley has received 5 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mary B Ackerley is Excellent. Dr. Mary B Ackerley has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mary B Ackerley is 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

MARY BETH ACKERLEY MD

7533 N Window Peak Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 299-5694

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MARY BETH ACKERLEY MD

6700 N Oracle Rd Ste 332
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 299-5678

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Specialties

Dr. Mary B Ackerley has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.<br>He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
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  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Mary B Ackerley has the following 11 expertise

  • Personality Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

Board Certifications

Dr. Mary B Ackerley is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Well worth the wait

Dr. Ackerley is the only psychiatrist I found who was willing to help me to gradually taper off clonazepam, the severely addictive benzodiazepine drug that other psychiatrists had prescribed for me for three years. (Benzodiazepines in long-term use are more addictive than heroin, and meant to be only prescribed for a maximum of three weeks.) when I asked the other doctors about gradually tapering off the drug, the only options they gave me were to stay on it indefinitely or quit it outright with no tapering. (Can you imagine a doctor giving either if those advice options for a drug more addictive than heroin?) Dr. Ackerley switched me to diazepam, which is longer lasting and makes tapering easier. Still, it is a process that will take months to complete, and I was on a low dose to begin with. I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Ackerley for helping me with this, among many other things she is helping me with. It is well worth the wait for an appointment with her, as she gives 100% to her patients.

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Really Worth the Wait

Dr Mary has been profoundly helpful in my journey from "mystery illness" to regaining my health. As others have noted she is an excellent diagnostician and relentless in finding the underlying causes. But what I like best was entirely unexpected. She is down to earth and even quite funny in a dry sort of way. I enjoy my visits and feel her optimism has helped my recovery.

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Excellent doctor!

Dr Ackerley is a very caring and compassionate doctor, I highly recommend her. She really does care about her patients well being.

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Excellent Holistic Psychiatrist

Dr Mary helped me find balance after four decades of worsening bipolar misery--a true miracle that has me finally loving my life! I appreciate her knowledgable holistic approach, her gentle compassion, and her reasonable fees. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking effective non-drug approaches to bipolar/ depression.

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Five Stars

I cannot be too enthusiatic about Dr. Ackerley. She listens, she cares, and she actually helps you to diagnose the thing that is not allowing you to live fully. She uses many diagnostic modalities, and many tools to heal-from the traditional to the alternative. She is very smart, and has helped me and my husband regain our health. Dr. Ackerley is a refreshing anomaly in the medical arena. I would give her ten stars if I could.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018, 2014, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014, 2010, 2015, 2018, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2010, 2014, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Accepted Insurance

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