Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD

Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD

Addiction Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD is an addiction psychiatry doctor who practices in Newport News, VA. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 48 years.

12420 Warwick Blvd Ste 7C

Newport News, VA 23606

Contact Information

(757) 595-3900

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Chessen's Experience

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


  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


  • Psychiatric Evaluation

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Presby St Lukes Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Mass Mental Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Mass Mh Center Harvard
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Pb Brigham Hospital Harvard
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chessen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chessen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chessen to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Chessen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Hampton, VA |
I have seen the staff at Dr. Chessen's office for years for assistance with mild depression . I have found staff to be very professional and knowledgeable . i agree with other reviews that wait times can be extreme and there is difficulty in reaching the office via phone but have attributed this to high demand for services .
in Newport News, VA |
This practice is the best I have had in over 20 years of treatment. The office staff is very friendly ( show them friendliness and they reciprocate ) and Pam is amazing. I have never waited more than 10 minutes to be called in for an appointment. Thanks to everyone there!
in Newport News, VA |
The doctors are incredibly rude, unaccommodating, and generally have no idea what they are talking about. I shouldn't have to tell my doctor about a drug interaction while they're trying to prescribe me something, with my chart right in front of them. They cut their patients off when voicing concerns and rush to get them out as soon as possible. On top of all of that, I spent 3 hours sitting in their waiting room today, causing me to miss school and a job interview. Terrible, terrible practice.
in Newport News |
I've seen Dr. Chessen and Pamela for a few months. They are great to work with, easy to trust and thorough with their evaluations. The major concerns I have with TPMG/Chessen Behavioral Health is that appointments are cancelled/rescheduled with some frequency and it is absolutely impossible to reach anyone via phone. In my experience, it takes about 20 min to reach someone and when you do the staff is rude and does not follow through with relaying messages to whom they concern, so frustrating!
in Williamsburg, VA |
Extremely Unreasonable and Unrealistic standards!!! Especially given he specialises in addiction psychiatry! ..Quick & Short Attitude! Dismissive of patient history & symptoms and best interest!!
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Dr. Chessen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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