Dr. Jerry R. Lithman, MD

Dr. Jerry R. Lithman, MD http://cdn.hgimg.com/img/silhouettes/silhouette-male_w120h160_v1.jpg Visit Healthgrades for information on Dr. Jerry R. Lithman, MD. Find Phone & Address information, medical practice history, affiliated hospitals and more.

Specializes in Psychiatry • Male • Age 66

1515 W NC Highway 54 Ste 210
Durham, NC 27707
OverviewExperienceHospital QualityPatient SatisfactionAppointments & Offices

Key things you need to know about
Dr. Lithman:

1

Dr. Lithman's Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

2

Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lithman

Healthgrades

8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

3

Appointments & Offices

Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

LITHMAN, JERRY RICHARD MD
1515 W NC Highway 54 Ste 210
Durham, NC 27707
MoreSchedule an appointment
Healthgrades

7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

Directions to Dr. Lithman's Office

From:
To:

Find the Right Doctor For You.

  • Psychiatry
Dr. Yvonne L. Monroe, MD
Psychiatry
0.12 miles away
Dr. Nancy T. Livingston, MD
Psychiatry
0.07 miles away
Dr. Steven Prakken, MD
Psychiatry
3.34 miles away
Dr. Thomas T. Giduz, MD
Psychiatry
3.15 miles away
Dr. Katherine G. Wu, MD
Psychiatry
3.34 miles away
Dr. Glenn A. Withrow, MD
Family Medicine
3.43 miles away
Dr. Rosalind H. Lin, MD
Psychiatry
1.82 miles away
Dr. James R. Weiss, MD
Psychiatry
3.36 miles away
Dr. Roger S. Perilstein, MD
Psychiatry
3.34 miles away
Dr. Andrew A. Myerson, MD
Psychiatry
3.65 miles away
The VideoCalloutContainer had no content.
  1. Healthgrades

    10 Steps to Pick the Right Doctor

    Whether you need a primary care doctor or a specialist, these 10 steps will ensure you find the right doctor for you. View Slideshow

    Dr. Lithman's Experience

    Specialties

    • Psychiatry
    1

    Procedures Dr. Lithman Performs

    Dr. Lithman does not have any procedures listed. If you are Dr. Lithman and would like to add procedures you perform, please update your free profile.

    2
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
    3

    Background Check for Dr. Lithman

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for North Carolina.
    • Professional Misconduct  (9/5/2012)
    • Action Taken: Suspension
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: North Carolina
    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (6/4/2012)
    • Action Taken: Restriction of Controlled Substance License
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: North Carolina

    1 Board Action

    • Professional Misconduct  (10/15/2010)
    • Action Taken: Education
    • Summary: Dr. Jerry Richard Lithman; License # 33084

      Nature of Complaint:

      The North Carolina Medical Board conducted an investigation of the physician's prescribing to a patient that included a report from the North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System showing 117 separate entries for Patient A over a period of sixteen months with prescriptions for Diazepam, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Oxycodone ER; Temazepam, Alprazolam, and Tussionex liquid. The Board submitted the medical records reflecting the physician's documented diagnosis and treatment of the patient to an outside reviewing expert. The outside reviewing expert opined that the physician's diagnosis, treatment, and documentation of this patient failed to conform to the standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice. The Board as a result of concerns addressed by the reviewing expert obtained the records of four additional patients and submitted those records to a second reviewing expert. The second reviewing expert opined that the physician failed to provide legible and adequate documentation to support the diagnosis and treatment of Patients B through E in violation of the standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice.

      Action Taken-Consent Order

      The physician has been issued a reprimand by the North Carolina Medical Board. The Board has placed the physician's license to practice medicine on probation for six months subject to the various conditions including but not limited to the following:

      1. The physician within six months shall complete courses addressing medical recordkeeping and identification and evaluation of potential signs of patient abuse or patient misconduct conduct.
      2. The physician within four months shall engage a physician preceptor to review the physician's medical records for patients he is treating with narcotic medication for psychiatric issues and chronic pain.
      3. The selected preceptor must be approved by the Medical Director of the Board prior to beginning the review process.
      4. The physician shall comply with the Board's Position Statement Medical Record Documentation .
      5. The physician shall comply with the Board's Position Statement Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain .
      6. The physician shall comply with the Board's Joint Position Statement Joint Statement on Pain Management and End-of-Life Care
      7. The physician shall register with the North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting Service .
      8. The physician shall obey all laws and all rules or regulaltions involving the practice of medicine.
    • State: North Carolina
    4

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Florida College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1974

    Residency Hospital

    Timberlawn Psy Hospital
    Complete in 1977
    5

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Lithman & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lithman

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lithman to family and friends

    17 responses
    above
    national average

    Your participation
    is confidential

    Take the Survey
    Dr. Jerry R. Lithman, MD
    Are you Dr. Lithman?
    Post a response on your personalized profile.
    Dr. Lithman's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    16 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    17 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 17 responses
    shorter than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Lithman
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    17 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    17 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    17 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    17 responses
    above
    national average

    How was your experience with Dr. Lithman?

    Your participation in the survey will help other patients make informed decisions. You will also be helping Dr. Lithman and his staff know how they are doing and how they can improve their services.

    Your participation
    is confidential

  4. Recommended Reading

    1

    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Lithman accepting new patients?

    If you are a new patient, please check with Dr. Lithman before scheduling an appointment.

    Office Locations

    A
    LITHMAN, JERRY RICHARD MD
    1515 W NC Highway 54 Ste 210
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919) 490-8009 (Office)
    (919) 403-9029 (Fax)
    Loading map. Loading map...

    Know Before You Go

    Be a Good Patient: Advocate for Yourself

    Try these suggestions to ensure you get the best care.

    How to Get Motivated When You're Depressed

    Depression can rob you of the energy you need to be productive.

    Signs of Severe Anxiety

    If anxiety is affecting your work or your social life, you may have an anxiety disorder.

    How Doctors Diagnose Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is typically diagnosed after months of observation.
  5. How was your experience with Dr. Lithman?

    Help other patients, and let the doctor know how he's doing

    Your participation is kept confidential. Dr. Lithman and his staff will not know that you took the survey or the identity of any survey participants. By completing the survey, you acknowledge that you or a family member is or has been a patient of the provider. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.

    Dr. Lithman's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Lithman
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    Overall
    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lithman to family and friends*
    Tell Us About Yourself
    Number of office visits you've had in the last 2 years*
    0
    Your gender
       
    Your age group
    18 – 24
    Confirm survey via email or text message*
    We'll just be sending you a link to confirm your survey.
     

    * required

    By submitting this survey, you agree to the terms and conditions of the User Agreement.
Close | Delete Cookie | | Show Render Tools | Debug Home
Placement Content Ajax: No Ajax Call
Layout: Sponsor: Sponsor Found: Facility: Practice: Office: RenderDartTag:
Set Codes   Sponsor:     Facility:    
Placements on Page With No Data All Placements With Data From Matrix
Placements on Page With Data
Close | Delete Cookie | Show Render Tools | PDC Debugger | Content Locator | Debug Home | Cache | Cookies | Hide Ads | Show Basic V2 | No JS Compress | No CSS Compress | Show information logging | Highlight MBoxes | Omniture Debugger | Optimus Test Harness | All specialties | Rolledup Specialties | Practicing Specialties | Show PSR Score