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Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD

Addiction Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Awwa

Connecticut Behvrl Hlth Assocs

41 Fair Harbour Pl New London, CT 06320

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Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in New London, CT. He graduated from University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.


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(860) 437-6914

Dr. Awwa accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
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Oxford Health Plans
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Dr. Awwa's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Detoxification
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

About Me

Biography

Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in New London, CT. He graduated from University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

West Haven Va Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Conn Mntl Hlth Ctr
Residency Hospital
Conn Vly Hosp
Residency Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
Griffin Hosp
Internship Hospital
University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

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Dr. Awwa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Awwa

3.2

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
35.294117647058826%
(6)
4 Stars
17.647058823529413%
(3)
3 Stars
11.764705882352942%
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2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
29.41176470588235%
(5)

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Good luck getting in touch with him if you need anything. The phone number on his business card has no answering service and I've never gotten through to a human being via that number. Main office staff (in another town, miles away) does their best, but they're way too overloaded to do much more than the bare minimum. Overall, this practice has made me feel like an inconvenience at best. Wait time noted below is for the Groton office, where I saw another doctor before Dr. Awwa in Old Saybrook.
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Dr. Awwa has been friendly and nice. The only problem I've had is making appts. the scheduling people constantly say there is no availability. I Spoke to the Dr. About this and he said he's heard this from many patients. he doesn't understand why they make it difficult . I also been booted from his office because my insurance supposedly didn't pay for a visit.
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Dr. Awwa is NOT a good man. He knows nothing about with drawling people from medications, including benzodiazapines. I was his patient for two 1/2 long years. He prescribed me and tried me on: Klonopin, Ambien, Adderall, Effexor XR, Seroquel, Seroquel XR, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Viibryd, Gabapentin, Wellbutrin, Concerta, Vyvanse, and many others that I cannot remember. NOTE: I was sixteen when I started seeing him, now I'm nineteen years old! He would not answer phone while in benzo withdrawal.
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Ive been his patient for years. He treats my child too who's dual diagnosed w/adhd & dyslexia. She's been in serious rebellion lately but respects him very much. He's the only adult she'l listen to & he legitimately cares for our well being. I was in his subox program & was able to be 100% honest with him as I never felt judged. Sadly there was some NL office workers who went from polite to rude after I stated I was in the program. I guess nothing's perfect. But the Norwich staff is awesome!
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