Barry Irons, M.D.

Medical Service(s)

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Behavioral Health

Psychiatry & Psychology

Practice Location(s)

Training & Certification

Medical Degree
University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, South Dakota

Residency and Fellowship
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Populations Served
Children and adolescents

Special Interests

Dr. Irons is interested in medical ethics, mindful practices, influences upon medical decision making and social justice.

He specializes in the care of mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 21. While his practice addresses diagnostic evaluations and medications, Dr. Irons treats the patient with a care plan beyond prescription medications including therapy, psychosocial interventions and the development of comprehensive treatment programs. Dr. Irons has more than 22 years of experience in community mental health care.

Dr. Irons believes in the value of comprehensive evaluation and treatment formulation and joins Mayo Clinic Health System with the professional goals to:

  • Improve access to care
  • Support family-centered treatment
  • Enhance system integration
  • Promote early intervention and child health/development
  • Expand collaborative care models
    Educate patients, caregivers and colleagues
  • Incorporate evidence-based best practice approaches
    Decrease reliance on psychiatric medications in youth