Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD

Addiction PsychiatryMaleAge 70

Addiction Psychiatry

Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Pawcatuck, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities Backus Hospital and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD

Connecticut Behvrl Hlth Assocs

118 S Broad St Pawcatuck, CT 06379
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(860) 572-8834
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Awwa's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Detoxification
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

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Dr. Awwa accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Awwa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Awwa

3.4

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
42.10526315789474%
(8)
4 Stars
15.789473684210526%
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3 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(2)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
26.31578947368421%
(5)
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Ten years ago, I hit the jackpot when my PCP referred me to Dr. Awwa. Having worked in the mental health field for 20+ years, I am aware it is unusual to find a psychiatrist that is exceptionally intelligent, empathetic and kind- all the attributes that make for an excellent psychiatrist/human being. For that Dr. Awwa, I am thankful!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Clinical Psychologist – Jul 31, 2022
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Astute, caring and wise
I have been with doctor Awwa for many years. He listens well. He is perceptive and knowledgeable about complex psychiatric conditions like mine and what combination of meds will work best. He is willing to listen to my thoughts and feelings about my state of mind and values my input. I feel like we work as partners in my mental health treatment. Even when the office is busy I don't feel rushed by him. Sometimes the staff is very busy and you need to wait a bit, but they are always attentive, courteous and respectful when it is your turn. Telehealth has made the small parking lot and the scarcity of handicapped access counseling rooms at the site I visit a moot point. Previously, they were issues of concern. Overall, I feel like I am receiving the very best care for my mental health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Arjay – May 12, 2022
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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New London, CT – Jul 25, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Melissa Bales in Norwich, CT – Mar 11, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jason in Waterford, CT – Sep 09, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Kimberly in Norwich, CT – Jan 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Pawcatuck, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities Backus Hospital and Lawrence and Memorial...Read more

Specialties

  • Addiction 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
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Awwa has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Awwa frequently treats Addiction, ADHD and-or ADD, and Adjustment Disorder . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Awwa treats.

Where is Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD's office located?

Dr. Awwa's office is located at 118 S Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT 06379. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Bassam Awwa, MD speak?

Dr. Awwa speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Connecticut Behvrl Hlth Assocs

Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates PC118 S Broad St Pawcatuck, CT 06379
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Connecticut Behavioral Health

Connecticut Behavioral Health55 Wilcox Rd Stonington, CT 06378
2

Connecticut Behavioral Health

Connecticut Behavioral Health Assoc. PC41 Fair Harbour Pl New London, CT 06320
3

Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates

Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates41 Old Turnpike Rd Southington, CT 06489
4

CT Behavioral Health Associates

CT Behavioral Health Associates22 Case St Norwich, CT 06360
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Shorline Counseling Group

Shoreline Counseling Associates LLC616 Gold Star Hwy Groton, CT 06340
6

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Awwa is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Backus Hospital

Norwich, CT

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

New London, CT

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)