Barry Irons, MD is the medical director at Desert Horizon. He completed medical school at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and his residency at the University of New Mexico. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. Dr. Irons has expertise in the assessment and management of mood and anxiety disorders, disruptive behaviors, and distress related to trauma, health problems, or developmental challenges.
He believes in the value of comprehensive evaluation and clinical formulation to inform and guide the use of evidence-based interventions, including early considerations for therapy and psychosocial interventions, with selective use of medications when indicated. Dr. Irons provides the patient and his/her family education to support informed decisions and patient-centered care, and encourages collaboration with schools, other healthcare providers, and community partners.