Natalie Ramirez, MD, PLLC


Natalie Ramirez, MD, PLLC
Natalie Ramirez, MD, PLLC
Phone: 214-225-3428
Fax: 972-991-8966
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In my office, I sub-specialize in pediatric psychiatry, however, I am also board certified and trained to work with adults of all ages. I enjoy working with the whole family and through all stages of personal development. I have been trained in psychotherapy and believe it is the cornerstone of any successful mental health treatment plan. I also have medical training which brings an additional biologic perspective and expertise in psychopharmacology. Although medications are often very helpful, I believe in keeping as simple and conservative of an approach as possible.

I initially complete comprehensive evaluations with each patient to better understand your needs, goals, and preferences for treatment options. I believe in a compassionate and collaborative approach to you or your child's treatment, and understand that making medical decisions for yourself or your children can take time and careful consideration.

At Stanford, I completed additional training in a family approach to treating pediatric eating disorders. I also specialized in parent consulting for children with disruptive behaviors and ADHD.
Rates (January 2023 - December 2023):
Initial evaluation or consultation for an adult (typically 60-90 min): $400/60 min 
Initial evaluation or consultation for a child/adolescent (typically 120 min, however, may be longer depending on complexity): $400/60 min 
Psychotherapy follow-ups with or without medication management (45-50 min): $330
Parent Mangement Training or Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (50-55 min): $360
Brief medication management (25-30 minutes): $225

Although I do not accept nor file insurance claims for patients, I encourage all patients to contact their insurance about how they may file for reimbursement and what reimbursement rates are available for your out-of-network mental health benefits. You can also inquire about paying through a tax saving FSA or HSA plan.
June 2019
Stanford University | Palo Alto, CA
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
June 2017
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | Dallas, TX
Psychiatry Residency
May 2013
University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine| Iowa City, IA
Doctor of Medicine
May 2008
University of Texas - Austin | Austin, TX
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Bachelor of Arts, Government
December 2019
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Certificate number: 11248
September 2017
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board certification in Psychiatry
Certificate number: 73326
May 2017 - May 2021
Medical Board of California
License number: A 149027
Jan 2019 - Jan 2021
Texas Medical Board
License number: S0065
June 2018 – June 2019
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry| Stanford University
Chief Fellow - Serving as the educational chief for eighteen child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. Charged with evaluating and revising didactic curriculum, arranging for extracurricular educational opportunities, and fostering an environment of scholarly activity.
July 2016 - June 2017
Department of Graduate Medical Education| UT Southwestern Medical Center
Chief Residents Council Vice Chair – Organized monthly meetings of the chief resident’s council and served in place of the chair when necessary. As vice chair I also was a member of the Parkland County Hospital Medical Executive Committee which provides oversight for the hospital regulatory requirements and operations.
June 2015 - June 2017
Housestaff Health and Wellness Initiative Workgroup| UT Southwestern Medical Center
Chair - Spearheaded the revision of GME housestaff appointment form questions on resident mental health. Released a white paper on the state of resident health and wellness at UTSW. Navigated administrative approval and resource allocation for the establishment of the first UTSW Resident Health, Wellness, and Counseling Center. Also managed workgroup members for the establishment of the first annual intern orientation health and wellness fair and further postgrad trainee wellness programming.
May 2016 – May 2017
Department of Psychiatry| UT Southwestern Medical Center
Co-Chief Resident – Serving as one of two chief residents managing fifty-five residents. Created yearly rotation schedules for the PGY-1 and 4 classes. Managed monthly call schedules and back-up system. Charged with designing the yearly resident retreat and organizing recruitment interviews and dinners.
July 2015 – June 2016
Department of Psychiatry| UT Southwestern Medical Center
Psychiatry Residents Organization (PRO) Co-President - Developed monthly resident lunch series featuring speakers on career development, finance, mindfulness, and psychotherapy. Oversaw PRO website management and resident social activities.
July 2013 – June 2016
Department of Psychiatry| UT Southwestern Medical Center
Class Representative as PGY-1, PGY2 and PGY-3 - Elected by peers for three consecutive years to serve as our class representative. Advocated for resident needs directly to the program director, designed yearly class schedules, and participated in resident education committee meetings on their behalf.
August 2009 – May 2013
Free Mental Health Clinic| University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Board of Directors, Clinic Coordinator, Provider – served for three years on the board of directors; oversaw clinic operations, resource allocation, leadership selection and provider recruitment. Coordinated transition of patients from the FMHC to the Iowa City Community Mental Health Center. Managed psychiatry faculty and medical student volunteers.
August 2008 – July 2011
Student National Medical Association| University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
President & Secretary – Developed monthly speaker series with the Office of Multicultural Affairs to help minority medical students identify minority physician mentors at UIHC. Served as a representative at the SNMA regional and national conferences while President.
September 2003 – May 2005
Women’s Resource Center| University of Texas at Austin
Co-Director (2004-2005) – assisted in the establishment of a sister center named the UT Austin Gender and Sexuality center, managed women’s resource center daily activities, fundraised >$20K for Austin battered women’s shelters through the production of Vagina Monologues.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s John E. Schowalter, MD, Award for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents (2019)
American Psychiatric Association, Diversity Leadership Fellowship (2016-2018)
American Group Psychotherapy Association, Robert & Sara Jane White Psychiatric Resident Scholarship (2017)
American Group Psychotherapy Association, Conference Scholarship (2016)
Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Leader in a Service Organization Award (2013)
Carver College of Medicine: Dean’s Scholarship (2008-2012)
Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity Scholarship (2008-2012)
Albert E. Anderson and Constance Rivers Anderson Medical Scholarship (2008-2012)
Carver College of Medicine: Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (2009)
Pfizer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2007)
University of Texas – Austin, Lubrizol Scholarship in Chemistry (2006)
University of Texas – Austin, Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2005)
Medical Scientist Training Program: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at UCSD (2004)
STARS Summer Research Fellowship at UCSD (2003)
University of Texas – Austin NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Team: Varsity letter 2005, 2006; Big 12 Champions 2005
University of Texas – Austin National Hispanic Finalist Scholarship
University of Texas – Austin Dean’s List 2003-2008
May 2009 - May 2010
Department of Psychiatry| University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine
Research Assistant
Faculty Mentor: Scott Stuart , M.D.
Projects: Post-partum depression screening at UIHC; Open Trial of Omega-3 fatty acids in post-partum depression
August 2006 – May 2008
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry |University of Texas at Austin
Research Fellow
Faculty Mentor: Lara Mahal, Ph.D.
Projects: Development of recombinant lectin microarrys to study glycosylation patterns of tumor cells
June 2006 – July 2006
Department of Cardiology| La Jolla VA Hospital
Summer research fellow
Faculty Mentors: Kirk Hammond, M.D., Mei Hua Gao, Ph.D.
Project: Development of recombinant adeno-associated virus for expression of AC
June 2005 – July 2005
Department of Neuroscience| University of California, San Diego
Summer research fellow
Faculty Mentor: Binhai Zheng, Ph.D.
Project: Development of conditional mouse knockout construct for NgR2 receptor
Book chapter in review for publication. Derenne J, Ramirez N, Campbell J. “Current Pharmacological Treatments for Childhood Onset Eating Disorders”. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, Volume 6.

Ramirez, Natalie C., and Martha L. Carvour. “Physician Wellness: The Ethics of Studying Ourselves.” Academic Psychiatry, 2019, doi:10.1007/s40596-019-01034-w. [Epub ahead of print issue]

Carvour ML, Ramirez NC, Chien KS, Ayyar BK, Yamamoto H. "A Patient-Centered Approach to Postgraduate Trainee Health and Wellness: An Applied Review and Health Care Delivery Model.” Academic Medicine. 2016; 91 (9)

Carvour ML, Ramirez NC, Chien KS, Ayyar BK. The University of Texas Southwestern Housestaff Health and Wellness Initiative: summary of healthcare needs on campus and recommendations for improving health and wellness for postgraduate medical trainees. Jun 2015. (White paper was intended for distribution within the institution and not for general release.)
March 2017
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine 2017 Annual Conference “Transforming Culture - Creating a Well-Being Friendly Residency”
March 2017
American Group Psychotherapy 2017 Annual Conference “Inspiring passion for group therapy: imagination and demonstration”
May 2017
UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry Annual Poster Day “Reflections on Creating and Implementing the UTSW Housestaff Health and Wellness Initiative”
June 2015
Program Director Advisory Committee Meeting: “UTSW Housestaff Health and Wellness Initiative “
July 2015
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting “UTSW Housestaff Health and Wellness Initiative “
May 2009
CCOM Summer research symposium “Evaluating the UI Women’s Health Clinic Postpartum Depression Screen Program”
July 2007
UT Austin Summer Research Symposium “Deciphering the Code of Cell Surface Carbohydrates in Tumor Cell Biology”
July 2006
UCSD Summer Research Symposium “Activation of Cardiac ACVI Gene Expression by a Zinc Finger Protein”
July 2005
UCSD Summer Research Symposium: “Building a conditional knockout construct for the NgR2 Receptor”
February 2019
Stanford University School of Medicine MSPA Course: Principles of Clinical Medicine “Select Topics in Pediatric Psychiatry”
May 2017
UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds “The Good Enough Doctor: Physician Wellbeing”
April 2017
UT Southwestern Department of PM&R Annual Retreat “Physician Wellbeing and the good enough doctor”
March 2017
UT Southwestern Psychiatry Interest Group “Depression and Burnout in the Medical Student”
November 2017
UT Southwestern Housestaff Emerging Academy of Leaders “Introduction to mindfulness practice in residency”
July 2016
UT Southwestern New Resident/Fellow Orientation Speaker for wellness series: “The Good Enough Doctor”.
July 2015
UT Southwestern New Resident/Fellow Orientation Speaker for wellness series: “The Good Enough Doctor”
November 2012
Roy J. Lucile A Carver College of Medicine Scholarship Luncheon Keynote speaker
September 2009
Roy J. Lucile A Carver College of Medicine Deeded Body Memorial Ceremony Keynote speaker
December 2018 - April 2019
Pediatric Academic Half-Day Planning Committee| Stanford University
Chair – Spearheaded the four-month development of a half-day long four module curriculum for PGY-1 through PGY-5 Stanford pediatric residents to train residents to diagnose depression and anxiety in children and teens, perform safety evaluations, prescribe SSRIs and to evaluate new mothers at well-child checks for post-partum depression.
January 2017 – June 2017
Psychiatry MS4 Elective| University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Teaching Module Developer – Assisted in the development of online teaching modules to assist fourth year medical students with the transition into their intern year for psychiatry.
Fall Term 2012
Foundations of Clinical Practice III| University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine
Co-facilitator – Taught second year medical students the integration of history and physical exam taking skills and development of H&P writing and oral presentations
Spring Term 2010 & 2011
Histology of Organ Systems | University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine
Group leader and individual intensive tutor – Developed weekly lesson plans and facilitated active learning and discussion of 12 medical students.
July 2018 - present
Stanford University Chief Residents Council, Member
February 2018 - present
Northern California RO-CAP Executive Committee, Member in Training
May 2017 - May 2018
APA Council on Advocacy and Government Relations, Fellow member
July 2016 - June 2017
Parkland Hospital Medical Executive Committee, Member
July 2016 - June 2017
UTSW GMEC Subcommittee on Resident Wellness and Wellbeing, Member
July 2016 - June 2017
UTSW Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), Resident representative
Jan 2017 - June 2017
UTSW Department of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Wellbeing Workgroup, Founder
July 2016 - June 2017
UTSW Department of Psychiatry Diversity, Race and Inclusion Task Force, Member
July 2013 - June 2017
UTSW Department of Psychiatry Residency Education Committee, Member
August 2014 – Dec 2014
UTSW Department of Psychiatry Literature and Psychiatry Committee, Member
Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
UI Carver College of Medicine Associate Dean Search Committee, Member
Jan 2010 - May 2010
UI Carver College of Medicine Healthcare, Ethics, Law and Policy Academic Liaison Committee
Jan 2010 - March 2010
UI Carver College of Medicine Humanities Program Director Search Committee, Member
August 2008 – Dec 2008
UI Carver College of Medicine Genetics Course Academic Liaison Committee, Chair
May 2010
UT Austin Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching Selection Committee, Member
August 2007-May 2008
UT Austin College of Natural Sciences: Dean’s Advisory Committee, Chair
Jan 2015 – Jan 2016
Paul Quinn College Mental Health Screening Program, Volunteer
Jan 2012 – May 2012
Margaret Cramer Free Health Clinic, Volunteer
Aug 2010 – April 2011
Carver College of Medicine Mobile Clinic, Volunteer
June 2010 - July 2010
Mobile Proteus Clinic for Migrant Workers, Volunteer
Aug 2014 – May 2017
UTSW Housestaff Emerging Academy of Leaders, Ambassador
Sept 2010 – May 2013
“The Short Couch” – Mental Health Podcast, Host
Jan 2010 – Feb 2010
Vagina Monolgues – Carver College of medicine production, cast member
2016 – present
American Psychiatric Association
2018 – present
American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Northern California Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NCROCAP) Member
Training my miniature schnauzer, baking, international travel with my husband to soccer matches