Dr. Gerald Busch, MD

Dr. Gerald Busch, MD

Addiction Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(40)
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Dr. Gerald Busch, MD is an addiction psychiatry doctor who practices in Bellaire, TX. He is 62 years old. Read his story

6900 S Rice Ave

Bellaire, TX 77401

Contact Information

(713) 665-9000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 19 More

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Dr. Busch's Experience

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Dr. Busch's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Addiction Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Busch's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Busch "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 mental illness or addiction. Gerald Busch MD is always willing to let the patient know that he is in their corner at all times no matter what. Dr Busch wants to help the patient with all of their medical and Psychiatric issues no matter the time of day or night. Gerald Busch MD is a doctor that wants to serve them as a merciful listener. Gerald Busch MD is very empathetic and this is one of the keys in his practice. Once Gerald Busch MD discusses treatment options with a patient, he wants to know 2 very important pieces of information: is the medical treatment working for the patient and does the patient feel comfortable at all times with the treatment options been given. A patient's medical care is like a puzzle, each piece is put together one piece at a time. One of Dr Busch's main suggestions to patients is: "If the shoes does not fit, do not wear it." Just kidding. If a drug or medication is not working for a particular patient, then it is time to try a new medication or alternate therapy. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Busch "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.

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Specialties

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

  • Addiction Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Forensic Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • 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
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • 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
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Procedures

  • ADHD Testing
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Busch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Busch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Busch to family and friends
3.0
based on 40 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Busch's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Houston, TX |
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.
Houston, TX |
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
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Beeville texas |
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...
in Baytown, TX |
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.
in Houston, Texas |
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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Dr. Busch accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    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
    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

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Hospitals where Dr. Busch has admitting privileges

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1401 St Joseph Pkwy
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