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Jeffrey D Wilharm, MD

  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling

Accepting New Patients

UnityPoint Provider

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • St. Luke's Hospital
    • Mercy Hospital
  • Gender: Male
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Jeffrey D Wilharm, MD

  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Med School College
    • University of Iowa College of Medicine Psychiatry
    • Residency
      • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Child Psychiatry
Focus Areas
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling


Why did you become a physician? I grew up with chronic mental illness significantly impacting my life from elementary years on. Firsthand I experienced the stigma and burden of mental illness; and as I became more aware of the deficiencies and difficulties surrounding mental health conditions and their care, I felt that to provide care would be my best opportunity to help.
What qualities best describe the care you provide to your patients? Compassion, patience, knowing my personal experience with mental illness and family interactions brings a unique perspective that I have the opportunity to share and i love what I do.
Being a mental healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day? The philosophy that we never run out of options to help in some way. That despite the chronicity of mental illnesses, there can still be given a contentment and life quality.
What is the most important message you'd like to share with your patients?There should always be hope and optimism. I am willing to take the time (often impacting my timeliness); I am in for the long-haul; I will always give my best. I like to empower the clients I work with so they can actively particpate in guiding their own care. I utilize compassionate accountability and I am very appreciative of the clients through the years. 
Personal interests: God has blessed us with eight children, including one angel; 14 grandchildren and the gift of a wife who is a saint.
Providing Care for Children and Adults (all ages)

  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Attention and Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Alzheimer's and other Memory Disorders