Dr. Darlene McNulty, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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4015 South Cobb Drive, Suite 115, Smyrna, GA, 30080
5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Bldg. C, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA, 30342

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Darlene McNulty extends her compassion and knowledge to treat psychiatric illnesses in children and adults in the Atlanta and Riverdale, GA areas. Dr. McNulty is Board certified and received her psychiatric education from Nova Southeastern University College. She completed her residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry from North Shore University Hospital.
Dr. McNulty treats pediatric and adolescent psychiatric conditions, helping her pediatric patients with obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and personality disorders. She provides pediatric psychiatry consultations, follow ups, and psychiatric medication reviews. Dr. McNulty extends her care beyond the pediatric realm, and treats adults with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, among many conditions. Dr. McNulty approaches her patients as individuals and assesses their needs to help them manage their health.

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Everyone in the office that i came in contact with was pleasant and helpful.

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Dr truly cares about her patients. Listens to every detail and comes up with a solution. I am very pleased with her expertise.

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She is very understanding, listens to your problems and prescribes accordingly.

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Excellent doctor!!!

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I was a little nervous going into this appointment based off a lot of the reviews saying Dr McNulty was standoffish, and seemed to be unconcerned etc, but my visit was far from that! Dr McNulty was really kind and seemed to care to get to the root of the problem and welcomed me with open arms. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!

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Staff was great. She was not very good and seemed totally uninterested in what I was there for. Also, I was charged for a 30 minute evaluation, but I only spoke to her for 8 minutes... tops.

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Fantastic!

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Dr. McNulty is a bit cold, she's obviously been in the game for a long time, but that means she's also very efficient. I wouldn't recommend her if you want to talk through your problems or get a lot of compassion, but if you need a straight-to-the-point, no-nonsense appointment, I highly recommend her. Fortunately that's exactly what I needed, so I found Dr. McNulty to be very understanding about what I needed and wanted, and she worked with me quickly to address my issues.

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The doctor was incredibly inconsiderate with time. Came in an hour late to work due to "traffic" (the rest of the staff and several other patients were there on time). Did not acknowledge or apologize for lateness. Spent about ten minutes asking me basic questions then wrote a prescription. One good thing is that the office is very accessible by MARTA, less than a five minute walk from the Medical Center Station. Maybe Dr. McNulty should consider taking MARTA.

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Same as usual. Dr. McNulty and the staff at GA Behavioral Health are great, and very prompt in individual interactions; but actual wait times skew a little long.

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I've had a lot of problems getting someone on the phone to make an appointment. Luckily I could make the appointment online through Zocdoc so I could be seen! Other than that, this is a great office. Yesterday one of the staff even called my insurance company before I left so I could get the full benefits. I just recently got new insurance and had no idea my copay was even less than it was before! I was very impressed that the staff member cared enough to take the time to do that for me. As for Dr. McNulty, well, I've seen quite a few psychiatrists in my life, and she is by far the best. She is not a pill pusher, and she always remembers who I am and what I'm doing when I come in to see her- even if it's been 6 months! Highly recommended.

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She is so professional yet down to earth. I really click with her and have referred her to my son.

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Dr. McNulty asked relevant questions, took notes on the computer, and established a plan for the future. She was interested in my problems and definitely met my expectations as a health professional.

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The visit was good but I always have to wait over an hour when I come to see her it is very frustrating because I take time out of my day to come here every time. I come here early and I think it is very unprofessional.

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I really like going to see her. She is very understanding.

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She's great- reads and responds to my verbal and nonverbal queues. Her office is efficient and never an extensive wait.

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Quick and to the point

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She's very sweet. Quiet at first, but to be expected at an initial visit where she's taking lots of notes, but once we got to talking, she was very kind and has a great sense of humor!

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She is a very good Doctor.

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Dr. McNulty was friendly and pleasant. She was very helpful and provided us with more alternatives than I had anticipated for me and my son.

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It was very good

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They DID NOT bother to tell me they didn't accept my insurance until I was there and waited over an hour. I will NEVER recommend anyone to her office. Poor communication on their part.

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Nice, professional, relaxed atmosphere!

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I hadn't seen her in over a year and she remembered everything we had discussed before. She actually let me talk, and we figured out together the best plan of action for my post partum anxiety

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This was a very direct visit. She asked a series of question, I gave answers. She knew immediately what medication to prescribe. She answered all my question to my satisfaction. Not warm & fuzzy, but nice and to the point. I go to the psychologist for fuzzy.

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Doctor McNulty is thorough and to the point. I appreciate her feedback and the prompt attention and treatment each visit.

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I did not feel she was genuinely interested in my issues. There was limited feedback from her. As a professional, I expected to receive more insight to my problems.

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Darlene has been late to my appointment 3x in a row, and I am always her first appointment of the day. She is not sympathetic and tends to come off as very rude and short to me. I don't feel like her values her client relationships. If you are looking for someone who is more personable and will take time getting to know you, THIS IS NOT HER. Go Elsewhere.

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Dr. McNulty is a very nice and a cordial professional. Remember folks, she's not a Psychologist, so sh'es not one to provide 2-hr long psychological assesments. Aside from my first appointment, my wait time has always been under 15 minutes. I highly recommend her to anyone whom is looking.

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Terrible, terrible, terrible. Please do not visit this doctor or anyone in this office. This is the most uncaring and disorganized doctor's office I've ever experienced. Firstly Dr McNulty didn't even know how Wellbutrin, a common anti-depression medication works . . . She said "It has something to do with Dopamine" . . . Seriously? So I figured, okay I'll just google it... But then she forgot to call in the second medication we discussed, a sleep aid. . . We are all human, okay, I can accept she made a mistake, but then when I called in the office said she was on vacation and there was no way to get in touch with her. REALLY? No way to get in touch with a Psychiatrist who administers controlled substance, mind-altering drugs for a variety of disorders, some extreme? Okay so I asked for another Doctor to call me back. I received a lot of attitude but was told someone would call me back. Nope. . . I called 6 more times and noone called me back. I left an email on their website, nothing. Finally, almost a month later (keep in mind I did not have my sleep aid this ENTIRE TIME) after my 7th call Dr McNulty called me back and left a message. After 8 interactions explaining how I was missing one of my 2 prescriptions, she STILL did not understand I was missing the second prescription. I called back for the 8th time and explained AGAIN. Dr McNulty called me again after several hours and I explained that "hey there was a mistake, that's okay, but calling/emailing 9 times over a month just to get a call back and still no awareness of the issue I was having is unacceptable. I was very polite and legitimately trying to let her know about the communication problem in her office thinking she'd actually care . . . Nope. She was rude, defensive, insinuated I had not asked for the second prescription (really? I went there for 2 prescriptions, I think I would know!) and that I was lying about the fact that I had called because "there were no notes in the system" . . . That's the POINT here . . . Noone is taking notes, relaying messages, and noone cares. . . So, if you want a Doctor that cares, who is accountable, who runs an organized office, and doesn't forget your prescriptions and the entire conversation you have with them, DON'T USE THIS OFFICE. YOU DESERVE BETTER.

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She was great. Very professional.

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Dr McNulty was great. She listened, asked questions and recommended a treatment and explained why she thought it was the right one. I left feeling pretty good. Quick in and out as expected, after all she is a psychiatrist, not a psychologist. If you're looking for an hour session and therapy, she is not the kind of doctor you're looking for. That being said, the wait was ridiculous. The 9:15 appointment wasn't seen til after 10:30. My appointment was at 9:30 and I didn't get seen til just shy of 11.

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This office is more of a prescription service than real therapy. My daughter and I were seen together and Dr. McNulty's only service was to ask me what prescriptions I wanted for my daughter and I. With very little input of her own, I felt like our therapy was flat out put into my own hands. I would've thought a real psychiatrist with real world experience and clinical knowledge would have more expertise to offer. Very disappointing and unhelpful. On top of that, they charge a lot for paperwork that should be completed as a part of their practice and not looked at as extra, such as prior authorizations for prescriptions, obtaining records, and filling out forms for various needs. I am a medical health professional myself, and in my opinion, this office gouges it's patients and uses drugs as it's only offering.

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Really appreciated her thoughtful questions about why I was there and her willingness to help me address an issue that has been an ongoing problem for many years. Thank you Dr. McNulty!

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Good experience. Very professional. Very likable. Thank you

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Great Doctor, but be sure to understand that she does not do talk therapy, she is a doctor for medications.

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She was extremely professional and I actually felt she was listening to me and not just quick to write a prescription. I am very happy about my first appointment and look forward to many more with her.

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I needed a new prescription. Dr. McNulty understood the issues with prior medication and made a new recommendation. Good!

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She was through and knew her information on medications which is why I came to see her.

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My visit went very well with Dr. McNulty. She was very nice and listened to, without cutting me off at all, when I was explaining my reason for being there. She gave specific reasons when suggesting medication and saying which medication would not be used in the situation. She treated me in a peaceful and nonjudgmental manner. I look forward to my next appointment with her.

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