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Dr. Bruce Stevens received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (formerly Marquette University) located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1992. He went on to complete his Preliminary Medicine internship and Psychiatry residency there as well. Dr. Stevens is board certified in Psychiatry by the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and treats adult and geriatric patients. Dr. Bruce Stevens has been in practice for 22 years. For the first 14 years of his career, he was a solo practitioner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During those years, he gained a significant amount of experience providing outpatient care, inpatient psychiatric treatment, consult-liaison services, and nursing home work. Dr. Stevens has spent the last 8 years as the Medical Director for Bon Secours Health System inpatient psychiatry units (St. Mary's Hospital and Richmond Community Hospital). Dr. Stevens has held many esteemed positions throughout his career, including Co-medical Director for Behavioral Health with Bon Secours Medical Group, Chairman of the department of Psychiatry at Richmond Community Hospital, Medical Director of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) at Bon Secours, Associate Medical Director of the Adult and Geriatric Inpatient Units at Roger's Memorial Hospital, Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Michael Hospital, Section Chief of the Section of Psychiatry at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and Director of the Psychocutaneous Clinic at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Additionally, he has served over a decade as Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Stevens has accumulated many awards of excellence throughout his career, among them being awarded Top Doctor, by Milwaukee Magazine 12 yrs in a row (selected as one of extremely few psychiatrists in the Milwaukee metropolitan area by physician peers and nurses).
"I strive for providing compassionate and professional psychiatric services. I have a high sense of integrity and take great pride in being a psychiatrist. The responsibilities incumbent in my position are taken very seriously. I have a tremendous amount of respect for mental illness and the impact it has on individuals inflicted as well as for the family of such patients. In my opinion, there is no greater a medical illness than one that afflicts the mind. The feelings I possess regarding my practice of psychiatry can be summed up perfectly by Maimonides' Physician's Oath "May the love of my art inspire me at all times".
His practice style places a strong emphasis on accurate diagnosing, which he has found to be one of the most common reasons for poor patent outcomes and response to treatment. In general, he feels patients are over-diagnosed and over-medicated. He prides himself on being a minimalist when it comes to prescribing psychiatric medications.