Dr. Anne Fenton, MD

Dr. Anne Fenton, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Anne Fenton, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Lexington, MA and has been practicing for 37 years. She graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in psychiatry.Read her story

114 Waltham St Ste 21

Lexington, MA 02421

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Fenton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fenton "Dr. Fenton treats the spectrum of psychiatric and medical conditions with a focus on early diagnosis, patient education, and prevention of functional limitations. ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, post-partum depression, and OCD are some of her many areas of expertise. She employs a variety of treatment methods including psychotherapy, family therapy, and cognitive behavioral techniques depending on the needs of her patients. She often sees more than one family member in individual treatment, and is happy to meet with those family members collaborative treaters her patients invite to participate. She has earned an outstanding reputation as a diagnostician and consultant among patients and referring physicians. Dr. Fenton is a member of the American Psychiatric Society, the Massachusetts Medical Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has lectured and contributed to publications on bipolar disorder, grief, and the role of stigma in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. Her children's book Tikun Olam, Fixing the World, which she authored and illustrated, is widely used to help children cope with grief and loss."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fenton "From the dawn of medicine, physicians have learned that 99% of diagnosis is made by taking a good patient history which requires the ability to listen to their patients. Modern insurance pressures have restricted primary care physicians to a brief 15 minutes per office visit. The result is a reliance on invasive tests and procedures in place of taking a good patient history. This has caused significant problems for patients due to the financial and logistical burden of travel time for appointments, co-pays, and missed days at work, as well as the heightened anxiety they experience waiting for the diagnosis.

Dr. Fenton still takes the time to listen and ask the right questions. She listens with a medically trained ear, a mental textbook of medicine, anatomy, physiology, psychiatry, neurology, endocrinology, pharmacology, an understanding of the emotional, social, and psychological implications involved in her patients' condition, and most important, over 35 years of patient experience"

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1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

12  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Family Psychotherapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Children's Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • McLean Hospital Belmont Ma
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Cincinnati
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • McLean Hospital Belmont Ma
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fenton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fenton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fenton to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Fenton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

This provider did not read her own instructions to patients and when I came for my first appointment was surprised that I did follow her instructions. She was impossible to contact and did not apologize for her mistake. I would NOT recommend this provider to anyone.
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Dr Fenton is a patient listener and such a great Psychiatrist in every regard. I highly recommend her.
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