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Joseph Shanklin

Dr. Joseph Carl Shanklin, MD

PsychiatryNeurologyChild & Adolescent Psychiatry


Dr. Shanklin graduated from the Joan C Edwards School of Medicine At Marshall University in 1996. He works in Clearwater, FL and specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.


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4.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.0 Takes time to answer my questions
4.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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2329 Sunset Point Rd Ste 203, Clearwater, FL, 33765
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3.5 Scheduling flexibility
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2329 Sunset Point Rd Ste 203
Clearwater, FL, 33765
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"Receptionist would not even make an appointment with me once I explained we needed a medication refill. Willing to pay out of pocket for the cost of the evaluation and follow up as just moved here. She shut it right down and wouldn’t make an appointment. "
  • July 6, 2023
"Horrid. In a nutshell, I had kind of a very specific issue that he pretended to have some understanding of, but I came to eventually learn that he was clueless about it. His staff does not answer the phone. EVER. So you have to listen to two separate rambling outgoing messages from him EVERY time you call before you can even leave a message, which is not conducive to alleviating anxiety. Nor is the fact that he might not even call you back. He started to tell me things like that I'd never been through an appt w/o crying before, when in fact that wasn't anywhere close to true. It was like he didn't even know who he was talking to. And to top it all off, he recommended a snake-oil treatment for depression that he GUARANTEED (I'm serious, he actually promised) would work, and when said snake-oil salesmen not only did nothing to help but took EXTRA money from me, beyond what the snake-oil treatments were even supposed to cost, he will do nothing about it. This kid may seem nice and ...
understanding at first, but he is a FARCE. "
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  • December 18, 2022
"Dr. Shanklin has been my doctor for four years and I see him on a regular basis. He is very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. He takes the time to make sure you feel better before leaving his office. "
  • May 2, 2022
"Dr. Shanklin is probably the best doctor I have ever seen and that includes all specialties. He is extremely competent and knowledgeable and keeps himself informed of new information. He has helped me in many ways including help with a chronic medical illness I have. And he’s just a good person- easy to talk to, caring and compassionate. I know he always has my best interests at heart and I trust him thoroughly. "
  • April 28, 2021
" had an appointment at 5, showed up at 5:10 because of traffic. And the office is empty. I knock on the door and try it a few times. Nothing. After knocking on the door, I figured might as well knock louder to see if anyone is in the back. So I banged on the door for a few seconds. Obnoxious, yes, but desperate times call for desperate measures. When still no one came, I figured it was empty and called my mom for advice. Next thing you know, cops are pulling up because APPARENTLY, there WAS someone inside, and instead of letting me in, they called the cops. As it turns out, Shanklin cancelled my appointment without calling me! and because I was at the psychiatrist office now technically without an appointment, the cops threatened to trespass me. For showing up to my own appointment to get my anxiety medication. I apologized once I figured out what happened, as the bookkeeper had no way of knowing who I was. Shanklin had basically set a trap up for me. I know by posting this he might ...
drop me as a client before issuing my refill, but that’s a risk I feel like I must take to keep people from making the same mistake I did, and going to see this guy. I plan on switching doctors tomorrow! "
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  • March 17, 2021
"Great doctor and staff. I have been seeing Dr. Shanklin for 3 years and he has helped me with anxiety and insomnia. "
  • July 21, 2020
"Great doctor. Dr. Shanklin was referred to me by my primary doctor. Great office staff also. Excellent "
  • July 20, 2020
"The best "
  • June 15, 2020
"Glad we found Dr. Shanklin for help and guidance we needed during a difficult time. Always feel so much better after each visit. "
  • April 18, 2020
"Words cannot express how grateful I am that Dr. Shanklin has helped me during a very difficult time."
  • April 15, 2020


2329 Sunset Point Rd Ste 203
Clearwater, FL, 33765
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients



Medical School
Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University
Graduated 1996
University Of South Florida College Of Medicine


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  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Connect - FL


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