Dr. Dwight Owens, MD

Dr. Dwight Owens, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Dwight Owens, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.Read his story

1720 Peachtree St NW Ste 640

Atlanta, GA 30309

Contact Information

(404) 575-4785

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Owens' Experience

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

Dr. Owens' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Owens "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"


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  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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

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


  • Family Psychotherapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Morehouse College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Emory University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Med Center Of Central Ga
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Owens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Owens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Owens to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Owens' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Suwanee, GA |
Very good experience. Dr. Owens and staff are very courteous and professional .
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in Powder Springs, GA |
Great experience from my first visit in April 2014 until today. I have become more stable and cope alot better with my PTSD.
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Atlanta, GA |
Terrible experience, I'm surprised he is able to practice. I wish I would have read these reviews before.
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in Atlanta, GA |
Wonderful and excellent Doctor.
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norcross, ga |
He is a great doctor. I feel so much better since coming to this doctor. My life has change for the better.
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Next Day
Dr. Owens accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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