Dr. Gary Newsom, MD

Addiction PsychiatryMaleAge 69

Dr. Newsom
Telehealth services available

University Diagnostic of Tuscaloosa

701 University Blvd E Ste 204 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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(205) 553-9127

Dr. Gary Newsom, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with Dch Regional Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Newsom to book an appointment.

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Dr. Newsom's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • 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 Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Newsom's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Newsom

2.6

Based on 14 ratings

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If you're lucky enough to see this take what I'm saying and please understand that I'm being 100 percent honest. This doctor took my life from me. He had me on 13 different medications. I could not walk, I could not hold any food down. I literally couldn't see straight. He would keep me in North Harbor 30 plus days on end and manipulate me into thinking he was 'helping' me. I came to a breaking point and called the ambulance on myself. The police & EMTs showed up and they all realized I was getting zero help from being under his care. 3 years ago I was taken to St. Vincent's East and my life changed. They told me I was over medicated (obviously) and now I'm on 2 medications. I work Mon-Friday have maintained a great relationship. I'm so proud of myself. But resent this man. He knew what he was doing and I'm convinced he tried ruining me purposely. To gain what you ask? Control. Do not go to this Doctor. I pray he retires soon
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 08, 2021
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I just want to say that I'm shocked by some of these reviews. I firmly believe that some patients tend to blame the doctor for things that are out of the doctor's control. You have to do your part as a patient in order to have success and improvement in your health. Dr. Gary Newsom is one of the finest doctors I've ever had to care for me, and I have had many. He takes time to listen to his patients and genuinely cares about their health and quality of life. Before I started seeing Dr. Newsom I really didn't have much hope for my future, to be honest, but after I'd been seeing him for a while I started making plans again.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Kristi Sanford – Feb 23, 2021
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newsom - Is a leader in the Era of Mindless Psychiatry. He does not use proper testing procedures to make a diagnosis. newsom - Is a danger to his patients.
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Joe T Berry – Dec 12, 2019
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Will the person who left the Sept 2019 review please contact me!! Shawnarn4@hotmail.com My mother's mental decline started when she began seeing him. Severely overmedicated. She could barely function. I warned him. He ignored me and continued to give her harmful meds. She took her own life Aug 31 2019.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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Oct 30, 2019
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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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Sep 27, 2019
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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.
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 trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Aug 11, 2019
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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Munford, AL – Feb 07, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Tuscaloosa, AL – Jan 05, 2019
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Kind, fair and puts genuine time into his sessions
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
10 people found this helpful
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Feb 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Gary Newsom, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read 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

Awards

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What are Dr. Gary Newsom, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Newsom frequently treats Nondependent Marijuana Abuse, Nondependent Cocaine Abuse, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Newsom treats.

Where is Dr. Gary Newsom, MD's office located?

Dr. Newsom's office is located at 701 University Blvd E Ste 204, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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University Diagnostic of Tuscaloosa701 University Blvd E Ste 204 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Dch Regional Medical Center

Tuscaloosa, AL

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average