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Dr. Gary Newsom, MD

Addiction Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Newsom

University Diagnostics

701 University Blvd E Ste 204 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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Dr. Gary Newsom, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston in 1978 and specializes in addiction psychiatry, psychiatry, and more.


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Dr. Newsom's conditions and procedures:

  • 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)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • 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 Antidepressant 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
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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This doctor is a monster who ruined my life for 5 years. I was overly medicated to the point of seeing & hearing things, I normally did not do that. I lost myself under all the medications he prescribed me and was manipulated to think it was working. I have a new doctor now and I'm not on any pills only an injection and I'm doing better than ever. If you value your health and mentality do not go to this doctor.
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Always a no show to scheduled appointments. He will spend time listening to you talk with absolutely no feedback. He will prescribe you with whatever you want. Great for prescription drug addicts! In general he will come across like he cares. Who knows if it is genuine. You could do worse. Not much to choose from in Tuscaloosa County. What will be more helpful are access to support groups. Doctors are to busy and can’t be bothered. Good luck. It’s a crap shoot.
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Dr. Gary Newsome is an excellent psychiatrist who listens and tries very hard to help you.I highly recommend Dr. Newsome to anyone that has mild to severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc Dr. Newsome keeps up.to date on all medications so you can feel better. Give him a try, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT& NOT A WASTE OF TIME EITHER!!
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newsom - does not utilize proper testing procedures. He prescribed a medication that has caused me to have neurological problems and possibly heart problems. If you value your health stay away from him! He is a leader in "The Era of Mindless Psychiatry"
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Dr. Newsom has treating me for 20 years. I have never had someone take some much time to discuss any question or concerns I may have about my health. He has always gone above and beyond to give me the care I need, encourage healthy eating, and working with my GP on what medications work best for me.
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Kind, fair and puts genuine time into his sessions
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Biography

Dr. Gary Newsom, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston in 1978 and specializes in addiction psychiatry, psychiatry, and more.

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1979
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Medical School
1982
1979
1978

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average