Mohammad Abu-Salha

Psychiatrist

Clayton, NC | Telehealth

919-550-3323

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About Mohammad Abu-Salha, MD

Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha is a board-certified psychiatrist and works with patients of all ages. Dr. Abu-Salha obtained U.S. citizenship in 1998 after serving rural communities in North Carolina. In 2006, Dr. Abu-Salha founded Johnston Psychiatric Associates with his wife, running the practice for 14 years. He was awarded the 2021 American Psychiatric Assembly Profile of Courage Award for speaking publicly against Islamophobia. In 2015, his two late daughters fell victim in the Chapel Hill Shooting. After serving various populations, Dr. Abu-Salha established his motto: “Despite how politics, money, and geography try to divide humanity, it is quite amazing that we’re all much more alike than we’re different.”

Education & Certifications

– Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – University of Basrah
– Residency in Psychiatry – Eastern Virginia Medical School
– Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
– Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Conduct/Disruptive disorders
  • Depression
  • HIV/AIDS related care
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Men's mental health
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks/Disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Psychiatry consultation
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress/Stress management
  • Trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Women's mental health

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna NC
  • BCBS NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC
  • Behavioral Health Systems NC
  • EHN Multistate NC

Don’t see your plan? Call us at 855-501-1004 to see if you are covered.

Insurance plans may vary by location and are subject to change.

Reviews

ps

May 27, 2022

It's all good. I don't have any negative thing to say. Dr. A has been my doctor for along time and I think highly of him.

ld

May 27, 2022

His encouragement when I was able to get off some of my anxiety medicine.

mb

May 26, 2022

Every moment. Dr. A is a very special doctor with a unique set of skills.

kl

May 26, 2022

Dr A is awesome!

ry

May 26, 2022

I trust Dr Abu Salha

sh

May 26, 2022

He listens well and shows compassion

mi

May 26, 2022

Dr. A typically assists me with better understanding my diagnosis. When necessary hell put things into laymans terms while never giving me the feeling hes being condescending. Hes direct but that works well with my personality.

ms

May 26, 2022

He listens and cares. Keep up the good work.

jd

May 26, 2022

I love seeing his smiling face!

nh

May 26, 2022

Thank you Dr A

LB

October 22, 2021

Dr. A is an excellent doctor he pays attention to what your saying to give you the best help possible

LR

October 8, 2021

I ve been seeing Dr. A for 11 years now, wouldn t want anyone else, he understand what I need.

MF

October 7, 2021

My doc is amazing!

DW

October 6, 2021

I like jim because he doesnt sugar coat things with these children..

LJ

September 23, 2021

Anytime I talk to the doctor is a pleasure and makes me feel better!

SS

September 21, 2021

Dr. A is always compassionate and attentive.

PS

September 16, 2021

I just really like Dr. A

SH

September 13, 2021

He listens and cares

TM

September 3, 2021

Dr. Abu Salha is an amazing doctor. He is so compassionate and is always there to help with your needs and issues. I would recommend Dr. Abu Salha to all my friends and anyone that needs help with mental health care.

DY

September 3, 2021

Sincere connection with Dr. A. Always goes smoothly

JS

September 3, 2021

Dr A knows his stuff!

SM

August 6, 2021

Great doctor. He has been there for me. Very professional

KM

August 6, 2021

Dr is wonderful

KD

August 5, 2021

Very easy to use and dr A always asks about my medicines. He is always great

ES

August 5, 2021

Dr.A helped me through a life crisis a long time ago and has continued to help me keep my life in balance.

RP

August 4, 2021

Absolutely love Dr. A. He fixed my husband's bipolar disorder and saved my marriage and our lives. The office staff is great! Dr. A is by far the best

SP

July 30, 2021

Overall - positive

ED

July 28, 2021

Dr. A has always been a solid therapist and helped me in a way that I was able to achieve great things.

JB

July 28, 2021

Dr.A is a kind man. Talking to him is very relaxing.

JW

July 27, 2021

Dr. A is professional yet personal and he does a great job of answering our questions.

MI

July 22, 2021

I ve been a patient of Dr. A at least 8 years. My brain is very resistant to any type of medication. With Dr. A we ve been able to find the proper dosages of psychiatric prescription medications to manage my mental illness. He s very dedicated and compassionate towards helping me.

JM

July 21, 2021

He is great with my children and my wife. Great place and great environment.

PR

July 19, 2021

Dr. A has built a relationship with me and I feel like he has understood my issues. I appreciate all the help Dr. A provides me

CH

July 16, 2021

Dr. A is both kind and knowledgeable. He understands how medications interact and can prescribe a protocol that helps without overdoing it. 10/10 Recommend Dr. A!

MH

July 16, 2021

Dr A is the best. He and God saved my life.

NH

July 15, 2021

Happy to see Dr. A, a great man! Thank you =

SS

July 14, 2021

Dr A listens to everything and all your concerns and does absolutely everything that it takes to help with your child

KL

July 8, 2021

I have been with Dr A for 8 or so years and I highly recommend him! He is the only Dr that has gotten me on the path to healing.

SM

July 5, 2021

Dr. A has been treating me for years. He has always taken the time to listen to me and understand my chronic health issues. He is the best doctor I've ever had.

SD

July 2, 2021

The ease of entering the session was good, and my doctor was able to join the session within a moment, so no wait time!

MP

July 2, 2021

Promptness. Cares about his patients

GH

July 2, 2021

Dr. A is a wonderful person

MS

June 29, 2021

Professional, Clear communication, and Quick to the point

KP

June 28, 2021

Dr. A was helpful in making medicine suggestions. He was familiar with the side effects of medicines. He has a warm beside manner.

NS

June 25, 2021

It was very good.

KD

June 24, 2021

Dr. A is very easy to talk to.

TA

June 22, 2021

My time & quality visit with my doctor.

HP

June 22, 2021

Dr. A is always patient and kind during our sessions.

SS

June 18, 2021

Dr A is always attentive and caring

LD

June 15, 2021

Dr. A is very compassionate but also encourages the reality of the situations that we all must face.

TB

June 14, 2021

Dr. A is wonderful. He listens and wants to help you feel better.

MS

June 11, 2021

Dr. A is an outstanding doctor who is a great man who I would recommend to friends and family. See him for quality care from the best in the field!

MD

June 8, 2021

Always a caring session with the Dr

GP

June 4, 2021

Very convenient.

LL

May 26, 2021

Dr. A has always even very professional and personable. I am grateful he is my Dr. for the past 9 years!

DG

May 25, 2021

I enjoy our conversations. There is trust here which is paramount. The safety implementation for COVID allowed the flow that s needed for patient-doctor continuation. Completely satisfied.

PS

May 20, 2021

I really like the care that I get from my prover.

MC

May 17, 2021

The care to the patient is genuine.

DB

May 15, 2021

Dr. A really cares about his patients and takes the time to work with you during your appointment. Not rushing through your visit with him and listening.

LT

May 12, 2021

Always thorough

KP

May 7, 2021

Dr. A is a first class professional

NS

May 7, 2021

Dr.Abu-salha is the best doctor

DY

May 4, 2021

Dr. A is always patient and kind

DG

May 2, 2021

Dr. "A" is beyond excellent; he truly knows my challenges and personality. As time progresses, I feel an even greater appreciation for having Dr. A as one of my wonderful Doctors.

JS

April 29, 2021

Kindness and understanding of my son s issues.

JF

April 29, 2021

He is great

LC

April 28, 2021

Dr. A is always honest, to the point, yet sensitive to my situation. I adore Dr. A. I would refer him over and over.

JW

April 28, 2021

Dr. A is consistently the utmost professional. The staff is always helpful!!!

MB

April 28, 2021

I love Dr. A., he is such a genuine soul.

TM

April 27, 2021

Thorough and addresses all your issues. Puts the patient concerns as a priority. Dr. A is kind and understanding, yet gets the job done.

MC

April 27, 2021

Easy appointment. I enjoy talking with Dr. A. He seems to be comfortable with the telephone appointment system and I like it, too. It s nice to be able to stop what I m doing and do the call. Instead of having to stop what I m doing snd get ready for an in-person appointment, drive to the office, sit in the waiting room for your turn.

PH

April 21, 2021

Dr. A is the best!

KM

April 16, 2021

I really appreciate Dr. A! He is so compassionate and caring and supportive...and so intelligent!

MB

April 14, 2021

Dr. A is always kind and patient. Every visit is always excellent!

SM

April 14, 2021

Extremely pleased with Dr. Mohammad.

DT

April 11, 2021

Dr. Abu-Salha(Dr. A) is a wonderful man, very caring, and very comfortable to be with. Been my doctor for over 10 yrs! Receptionists are the sweetest ladies! Always willing to help you with anything you need!

DT

April 11, 2021

Dr. Abu-Salha(Dr. A) is a wonderful man, very caring, and very comfortable to be with. Been my Dr for over 10 yrs! Receptionists are the sweetest ladies! Always willing to help you with anything you need!

DK

April 7, 2021

Dr. A is genuine! Johnston Psychiatric staff is top notch

LW

April 7, 2021

For the first time in a while, I got to speak to a doctor virtually and it was like being in the office. It was wonderful thank you

MS

April 6, 2021

Professional, listens and cares. Great Service, keep it up.

GS

April 1, 2021

I have had many positive and even life-changing moments over the 10+ years I have been a patient of Dr. A. I would like to thank Dr. A from the bottom of my heart for the very professional and excellent care he has given (and I pray will continue to give) to me and my family. He is truly a blessing. He has improved the quality of my life exponentially, and for that, I am incredibly grateful d'

LR

January 18, 2021

Dr. A cares for his patients and shows it, whether in person or by video conference!

LR

January 14, 2021

Dr. A, is a wonderful Doctor. I ve been a patient with him for years! He is a very caring person, does not rush you, and takes his time with you!

MI

January 14, 2021

I ve always appreciated Dr. A s straightforward take on my personal mental health issues.

VT

January 7, 2021

I really enjoyed my conversation with Dr. Abu-Salha more so than with any other doctor I ve seen.

MP

January 5, 2021

Listens to my concerns. Caring. Honest

GS

December 17, 2020

Doctor A has provided me with excellent care for close to 10 years now. He pays attention to the patient as a whole person. He can be rather blunt at times, but that is what is needed to get through to patients like me! I will continue to trust him with my psychiatric care as long as he continues to practice.