Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD

Addiction PsychiatryMaleAge 78

Addiction Psychiatry

Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Newport News, VA and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1969. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD

Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue Of The Arts Ste H230 Newport News, VA 23606 ()
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(757) 594-7047

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Dr. Chessen's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • 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 Evaluation
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Chessen accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Chessen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chessen

1.8

Based on 29 ratings

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NOT GREAT!!!!!-less than a *!
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May 06, 2021
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Frustrating experiences, however Doug Chessen also saved my life. I hope retirement is good, the outdoors are enjoyed, and continued work is okay. Gratitude, Thanks.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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G – Nov 17, 2020
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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 .
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
1 person found this helpful
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Bobby M in Hampton, VA – Nov 06, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ed in Newport News, VA – Oct 28, 2016
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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.
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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Julia B in Newport News, VA – Sep 29, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
7 people found this helpful
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Madeline in Newport News – Jul 30, 2016
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Extremely Unreasonable and Unrealistic standards!!! Especially given he specialises in addiction psychiatry! ..Quick & Short Attitude! Dismissive of patient history & symptoms and best interest!!
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
23 people found this helpful
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KM in Williamsburg, VA – Apr 16, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Douglas Chessen, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Newport News, VA and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1973
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1973
Mass Mental Health Ctr-Harvard
Residency Hospital
1973
Mass Mental Hlth Center (Harvard), Chief Resident
Residency Hospital
1973
Peter Bent Brigham Hosp-Harvard
Residency Hospital
1970
Rush-Presbyterian-St Lukes Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1969
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
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Dr. Chessen frequently treats Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chessen treats.

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Dr. Chessen's office is located at 1 Avenue Of The Arts Ste H230, Newport News, VA 23606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University1 Avenue Of The Arts Ste H230 Newport News, VA 23606
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