Dr. Gary Newsom, MD

Dr. Gary Newsom, MD

Addiction Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Gary Newsom, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston in 1978 and specializes in addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more.

701 University Blvd E Ste 204

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact Information

(205) 553-9171

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Dr. Newsom's Experience

Dr. Newsom'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 Psychiatry
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

3  Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

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

40  Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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1  Procedures

  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Newsom's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Newsom to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Newsom'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 (2)

newsom md - Made my diagnosis by "observation" and not proper testing or evaluation. Medication was prescribed which caused permanent damage. This conditions caused by the wrongly prescribed medication has affected my quality of life.
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Kind, fair and puts genuine time into his sessions
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