Dr. Bruce Stevens, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
Dr. Bruce Stevens, MD
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).

15521 Midlothian Tpke Ste 105

Midlothian, VA 23113

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(804) 423-1550

Dr. Bruce Stevens, MD

Dr. Bruce Stevens, MD

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Care Philosophy

"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.  

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Dr. Stevens' Experience

Dr. Stevens' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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 Oregon
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctor, Milwaukee Magazine, 2008
  • Top Psychiatrist, Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2009
  • Top Psychiatrist, Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2010
  • Top Doctor, Consumers Guide to Top Doctors, 2002
  • Top Doctor, Milwaukee Magazine, 2004
  • Top Psychiatrist, Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2006
  • Top Doctor, Milwaukee Magazine, 2000
  • Top Psychiatrist, Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2007
  • National Teaching Award, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1997
  • Patients Choice Award, American Registry, 2008
  • Top Psychiatrist, Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2004-2005
  • Patients Choice Award, American Registry, 2009
  • Top Doctor, Consumers Guide to Top Doctors, 2009
  • Top Psychiatrist, Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Stevens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stevens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stevens to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Stevens' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Wyndham, VA |
Would definitely recommend Dr. Stevens anytime!! Excellent physician and very good manners and very friendly.
in Midlothian, VA |
I have relied on Dr. Stevens for some time and have found his patience, understanding and diagnosis to be very good. Dr. Stevens provides a sense of well being that I have not had from other Psychiatrists. I highly recommend Dr. Stevens.
in Richmond, VA |
Diagnosed my wife with Bipolar Affective Disorder. Very good doctor. Not a pill pusher. Very informative. Either him or Ali ( wife's social worker ) kept me updated on her condition every day.
in Milwaukee, WI |
Dr Stevens exhibited compassion and empathy during my office visits and treated me with respect. He is highly professional and I feel fortunate to have him as my MD.
Glen Allen, VA |
Dr. Stevens is extremely knowledgeable in mental disorders and substance abuse. He takes time to learn your history and values your input. He is definitely one of the best psychiatrist I have ever worked with.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Stevens is an amazing psychiatrist and top doctor. Not only is he very knowledgeable about medications and a wide variety of diagnoses, but he also has a great bedside manner. I really appreciate how he takes the time to explain things in a way that is easy for a lay person to understand. He is very ethical and hardworking. I would highly recommend to Dr. Stevens to any friends or family!
Richmond, VA |
Dr. Stevens is a wonderful therapist, knowledgeable, professional, caring and holistic. He listens well. He communicates well. A top doctor all around. Highly recommended for a great healer.
Dr. Stevens has helped me in a several crisis situations with my depression. He has a calm, reassuring personality that always makes me feel relaxed and able to get through some very ugly times. If he can help me he can help you!
in Oregon |
Dr. Stevens is a very conscientious, knowledgeable and experienced psychiatrist. He's compassionate but straightforward. He really wants to help his patients make meaningful progress, which is not always easy to achieve in psychiatry.
in Duluth, GA |
I have an extensive history with Dr. Stevens. He is one of the finest Psychiatrists I have ever met. He is extremely knowledgeable. He is extremely patient, polite and is always willing to listen and his bedside manner is the standard other physicians should follow. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Stevens for a loved one's care.
Tampa FL |
Dr. Stevens is a life saver ... after meeting with several other psychiatrists in the past who were unable to properly diagnosis my condition, Dr. Stevens took the time to correctly make a diagnosis. My personal and professional life is finally back on track. THANK YOU DR. STEVENS!
Milwaukee, WI |
Dr. Stevens is a caring and wonderful person first, then a conscientious and knowledgeable psychiatrist. He is engaging, a great listener and makes your well being his top priority.
in Richmond, VA |
a wonderful psychiatrist with a great bedside manor . very supportive and understanding. excellent with meds, but definitely not an over-prescriber. takes a bio-psycho-social approach to psychiatric illness. very glad I found him.
in Midlothian, VA |
Very professional, yet friendly and caring demeanor. He has an excellent understanding of psychiatry and able explain conditions in a very understandable fashion. Service and responsiveness top notch. Highly recommend. A+
Midlothian, VA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Bruce Stevens to my family and friends. He is an excellent psychiatrist and an expert in his field.
Williamsburg, VA |
I met with Dr. Stevens and was impressed. He was personable, had a good sense of humor and knew what would help my situation. I plan to return to him again. I feel confident he can help me.
Richmond, VA |
I was experiencing a very difficult time in my life and Dr. Stevens was a tremendous help. He listened and worked with me to develop a course of treatment that worked for me. I am very grateful.
in Washington DC |
Dr. Stevens is a life-saver. He was able to get me down to 2 medications versus the 7 I was taking. I am not a zombie anymore!
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Stevens is a great listener and is able to get to the core mental health issues one faces. He is not a pill-pusher; rather, he looks at all of the issues and isn't afraid to send one to a therapist to whatever therapy is appropriate. Dr. Stevens has a dry sense of humor and has a calming persona. I highly recommend him to all seeking mental health help.
Richmond, VA |
St.Mary's and the ECT service (run by Dr. Stevens and Tonya) is by far the most professional and overall best place to have ECT. They gave me life again! Highly rec! A+
in Warsaw, VA |
Dr. Stevens is the worst doctor I have ever been to. He will see you for 5 minutes and takes away all your meds and says you don't need meds. Stay away if possible. He is no good!
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Hospitals where Dr. Stevens has admitting privileges

Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center
8260 Atlee Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Bon Secours - Richmond Community Hospital
1500 N 28th St
Richmond, VA 23223
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Bon Secours - St. Francis Medical Center
13710 St Francis Blvd
Midlothian, VA 23114
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Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Rd
Richmond, VA 23226
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