Dr. Gary Newsom, MD

Addiction Psychiatry •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Newsom
Telehealth services available

University Diagnostics

701 University Blvd E Ste 204 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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(205) 553-9171

Dr. Gary Newsom, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has over 42 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-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

Dr. Newsom's Reviews

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2.6

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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.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • 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.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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!!
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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.
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Tuscaloosa, AL – Jan 05, 2019
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Kind, fair and puts genuine time into his sessions
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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 42 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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Locations

University Diagnostics

University Diagnostics701 University Blvd E Ste 204 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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DCH Regional Medical Center

Tuscaloosa, AL

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

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