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Dr. Gerald Busch, MD

Addiction Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Busch

Gerald Busch MD

6550 Mapleridge St Ste 210 Houston, TX 77081

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Dr. Gerald Busch, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine and specializes in addiction psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and more.


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(866) 357-9461

Dr. Busch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
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HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Kaiser Permanente
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Midwest Health Plan
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Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
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Principal Financial Group
Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
Medicaid
Wellcare of Georgia
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Dr. Busch's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • ADHD Testing
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

Dr. Gerald Busch MD's Practice Philosophy is one of service. For Dr. Busch, the development of a therapeutic alliance with his patient is of paramount importance. Letting his patient know that he is in their corner, that he is there to help them with their problems or dilemmas, that he is there to serve them, this is what is crucial in the practice.

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Concierge Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
University Of Texas Med School Houston
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Of Texas Med School Houston
Residency Hospital
1981
Baylor College Of Med
Internship Hospital
1977
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School
1990
1989
1981
1977

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Busch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Busch

3.0

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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(20)

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I have been a patient since mid 1999. During that time, I have witnessed changes unparalleled in this nations history....In my opinion, medical care effected more than most realize. Dr. Busch, like other great practitioners, are not able to provide the level of individualized care available pre-2005. He has still managed to remain compassionate towards his patients; medically indigent or financially on top. Dr. Busch is probably the most significant factor in me being alive today. Thank You.
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Very smart doctor. Listens well - even when he might not appear to be.
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This office and it's staff seem to care very little for the welfare of its patients. Appointments are constantly cancelled and getting refills is 99% impossible.
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I feel like a second class citizen. I have no insurance but pay in cash. it is nearly impossible to get the doctor or doctor administrative assistant on the phone at all at any time Monday through Friday during business hours and they do not care
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This doctors office is freaking ridiculous no courtesy call from the staff that the docter will not be in because he's on vacation. An to top it off they don't answer any calls I've been calling all morning and the lady said they have been busy so they could not answer so to prove a point that they just don't wanna work I called the doctors office while sitting there for almost 20 mins with no one picking up and all I get is some prescriptions give to me for the next 3 months.
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He is wonderful but needs new staff they never answer phones hang up on you take weeks to get refills done and never return calls if you leave a message better off just calling 911...
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Dr. Busch is an extraordinary Doctor. If you are honestly trying to be a better person and you show him you are sincere, he will strive to help. The above problem that the other reference said about not getting to talk to the doctor on the phone is ludicrous. No doctor will interrupt clinical visits to talk on the phone. Leave a message and he will respond through his office personnel.
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I am so happy that I have an opportunity to express why I am no longer a patient. Dr.Busch is a wonderful doctor. I felt he listened to me and he remembered me. Please I hope Dr. Busch make some changes in staff. The staff would keep calling and changing my appointments. When I asked to speak with the doctor because I did not have meds and needed help his staff refuse to allow me to speak to the doctor. The receptionist hung the phone up on me and with that never allowed me to see the doctor.
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