Dr. Gerald Busch, MD

Addiction PsychiatryMaleAge 66

Dr. Busch
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Gerald Busch MD

6550 Mapleridge St Ste 210 Houston, TX 77081

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(866) 357-9461

Dr. Gerald Busch, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Busch to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Busch's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • 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
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • 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
  • 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

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(866) 357-9461

Dr. Busch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
CompMED
Federal Plan 87
Health Plan Hawaii HMO
HMSA Akamai Advantage (PPO and PPO SNP)
Preferred Provider Plan PPO
QUEST Integration
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
Medicaid
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Busch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Busch

3.1

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
52.083333333333336%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
2.0833333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
43.75%
(21)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (27)
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
  • Wait times (8)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (30)
  • Long wait times (30)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (16)
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Mh son has been a patient since he was 6 years old hes now 16. Before the pandemic the clinic was very reliable but they just disappeared without a phone call not even a letter during the pandemic.
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Jun 22, 2021
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I've been a patient of Dr. Busches for 20 years. The passed 8 yrs he had some nurse practioners running his practices. Since the COVID we can't get in touch to get our medication. Its like they disappeared into thin air.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Cherri Murawski – Sep 03, 2020
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Dr Busch has been my doctor for 11+ years as of 2020. I think the world of him. And I’d do all I could to help him as he has literally saved my life. I recommend him with no reservations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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JAK – Sep 02, 2020
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Your Maple Ridge location does not answer the phone in is currently shut down letting clients high and dry to do and defend for them so for their medication
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What could be improved
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Tiffany l hopkins – Apr 19, 2020
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I've been seeing Dr. Busch for around 4 years or so and he's by far the most professional Dr I've ever seen. Always responsive and concerned about how am I'm feeling. I'm glad I found him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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A Satisfied Patient – Jan 22, 2020
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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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Houston,Texas – Jan 20, 2018
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Very smart doctor. Listens well - even when he might not appear to be.
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Jennifer L in Houston, TX – Dec 15, 2017
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Houston, TX – Aug 22, 2017
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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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Houston, TX – Jun 09, 2017
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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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Shannon in Houston, TX – Jun 02, 2016
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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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What could be improved
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Kelly Seymour in Beeville texas – Apr 04, 2016
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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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Wade in Baytown, TX – Feb 28, 2016
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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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No results
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Erika Baig in Houston, Texas – Jan 30, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

For Dr. Gerald Busch MD, it is very important that the patient know that he is on their side for the improvement and success in stabilizing and overcoming...Read more

Specialties

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

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
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Gerald Busch, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Busch frequently treats Major Depressive Disorder, ADHD and-or ADD, and Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Busch treats.

Where is Dr. Gerald Busch, MD's office located?

Dr. Busch's office is located at 6550 Mapleridge St Ste 210, Houston, TX 77081. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Gerald Busch, MD speak?

Dr. Busch speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Busch has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Gerald Busch MD

Pace Mental Health Houston6550 Mapleridge St Ste 210 Houston, TX 77081
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Joseph Medical Center

Houston, TX

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

4 Awards Received