Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD


Addiction Psychiatry | Male

TPMG Endocrinology Newport News, Va 12420 Warwick Blvd Ste 7C Newport News, VA 23606 Get Directions
Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD
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.

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  • 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'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

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  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Presby St Lukes Med Center

    Completed in 1970

  • Residency Hospital
    Mass Mental Health Center

    Completed in 1973

    Mass Mh Center Harvard

    Completed in 1973

    Pb Brigham Hospital Harvard

    Completed in 1973

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Med School

    Completed in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Addiction Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Psychiatric Evaluation