Dr. Dwight A. Owens, MD

Dr. Dwight A. Owens, MD

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Psychiatry | Male | 49 years old

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Dwight Antonio Owens, M.D., is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his early childhood and high school education in...Read more

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Dr. Owens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Owens to family and friends
3.3
based on 30 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Owens' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Atlanta, GA |
Terrible experience, I'm surprised he is able to practice. I wish I would have read these reviews before.
in Atlanta, GA |
Wonderful and excellent Doctor.
norcross, ga |
He is a great doctor. I feel so much better since coming to this doctor. My life has change for the better.
Atlanta, GA |
The receptionist is very polite and helpful and was able to set an appointment within 1-2 days. Almost immediately I was alarmed by Dr. Owens lack of professional etiquette but I continued since another doctors in the area had a 2-3 week wait. He rarely makes eye contact, interrupts frequently after asking a question, and did not accurately recap information almost as if he was not present in the room. I contacted him regarding documents and he yelled and hung up on me. Worst experience EVER!
Atlanta, GA |
This man tries to exploit young black men who come seeking treatment and therapy. I'm perfectly accepting of everyone's sexuality but there's an issue when a person comes in to be treated and instead of listening to them, you give them a test and try to convince them that they are gay and just don't know it yet. That's when I noticed his whole office staff were young Black men as well. I would never recommend this doctor. In fact, I'm considering writing a petition to have his licensed revoked.
in Atlanta, GA |
After 12 years with Dr. Owens, there are not enough good things that I can say. Honest, helpful, and light on the meds, he is the best Psychiatrist I have ever had.
Atlanta, GA |
This office is terrible. I give it 0 stars. The doctor refused to see me because I didn't have my insurance card. I'm still waiting for insurance company to mail it to me. I had my member and group number written down, my driver's license and the number to the insurance customer service. The male receptionist was very rude about it. On top of that, the staff uniform consists of bright red shirts and blue jeans. What? Red incites anger and violence and this is a psychiatrist's office. Idiots!
All this man cares about is making money. He spends the minimum amount of time with you (after he's kept you waiting for at least an hour because he's never on time) and sends you on your way with your prescription. He never wants to talk about getting off the meds because of course then you wouldn't come in every 30 days like clockwork and he wouldn't make his money. Employs highly irregular billing practices. My insurance was always the same and then all of a sudden I started getting bills...
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Dr. Owens says...

Dwight Antonio Owens, M.D., is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his early childhood and high school education in the Atlanta Public Schools. Dr. Owens obtained a BS in Biology from Morehouse College and a M.D. from Health Science Center at Syracuse for the Medical Doctorate. After obtaining his M.D. degree he attended Mercer University (Macon, Georgia) to complete an Internship in Family Medicine, and then returned to Syracuse to complete his formal residency training in Psychiatry. In his final year there, he served as the Chief Resident of the Adult and HIV Psychiatry Programs. He furthered his studies at Emory University (Atlanta) in the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Dr. Owens is board-certified in Adult and General Psychiatry. He is board-eligible in Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Owens' work experience includes both the general and forensic populations in metropolitan Atlanta. He has provided services at the Lee Arendale State Prison as a contract psychiatrist. He's also worked in both the DeKalb and Fulton County jail systems. Dr. Owens worked as a staff psychiatrist and clinical director for the Fulton County Department of Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases for two years. For five years, he served as Medical Director for this same agency.

Dr. Owens was a professor for the Osler Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor for the Morehouse School of Medicine's department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.

As a practicing physician, Dr. Dwight A. Owens, has a respected voice in psychiatry that truly makes an impression. In 2009 Dr. Owens launched this mental health blog AskDro. He keeps readers enthralled by refusing to shy away from controversial topics and pulling no punches. This approach not only draws readers back time and time again, but also compels them to refer the blog to others. AskDrO.Com is a vehicle that allows insurers, nurses, doctors, and most importantly, patients, to express themselves. The effect: steamy debates which increase the appeal of the blog. Dr. O is dedicated to debunking myths, uncovering truth in the media, and providing insight into even the most complex relationships known to man.

As a Psychiatrist, he has received numerous prestigious awards including the Resident Research Award presented by the Black Psychiatrists of America, the Eleventh Annual Chester M. Pierce, M.D. Sc.D. Research Award from the National Medical Association, and the Ernest Y. Williams' Clinical Scholar of Distinction Award by the National Medical Association.

Dr. Owens' affiliations include, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., The 100 Black Men of South Metro Atlanta, American Psychiatric Association, The Georgia Psychiatric Association, The American Medical Association and the Medical Association of Georgia. He has completed the United Way's VIP program, and is listed in the Cambridge Who's Who for 2007, Kipling's Who's Who Among Business Professionals. Dr. Owens was a recipient of the Patients' Choice Award in 2009 and 2016

Dr. Owens' 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

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    Sanctions

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Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Suicidal Ideation

Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY UPSTATE MED UNIV

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University School Of Med
    Med Center Of Central Ga
    University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
  • Undergraduate School
    Morehouse College

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation