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Psychiatry | Male

Care Philosophy

Understanding the psychopharmacology of the brain is one of Dr. Winston's biggest strengths.  As a national speaker, he has lectured on most medications and keeps current on the newest breakthroughs in the field.  His knowledge of pharmaceuticals combined with years of experience provide him an edge in prescribing an effective treatment regimen for his patients. 

Biography

Dr. James Winston, is both the founder and medical director of American Behavioral Clinics. As a leader in the field, he always strives for excellent clinical outcomes that result in extremely satisfied patients. At a first appointment, a patient can expect a thorough review of medical history and current symptoms to formulate an appropriate diagnosis.  By blending his clinical skills with a thorough knowledge of medicine and current treatment alternatives, Dr. Winston then works with his patients to prepare a treatment plan that usually involves psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.  

In relation to his treatment outcomes, Dr. Winston's emphasis is on having a trusting, collaborative relationship with his patients.  His professionalism, yet contagious sense of humor and easy-going style has helped develop long term relationships with many of his patients.

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Dr. Winston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Winston to family and friends
3.3
based on 23 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Winston's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Mukwonago, WI |
I have been seeing Dr. Winston for almost eight years now (ages 13-21). He has seen me through my entire adolescence so I can safely say he is fantastic with teens. Dr. Winston has helped me find a combination of medications that have greatly improved my chemical imbalances and maintains those medications today. I would not be here today were it not for Dr. Winston. It's true that you can't schedule urgent appointments with him but you can leave a voicemail for him and he will call you back.
Bakersfield, CA |
When I experienced very difficult/negative side effects while titrating off a med, I called all four of his offices expressing my need was urgent, and got nowhere. Soonest appt was 4 weeks out. Luckily his NP saw me a week before he did, which helped - but when I saw him, he had no idea I'd seen the NP, and when I described my crisis and issues with scheduling, he laughed about how difficult he was to schedule with. He LAUGHED. There were other issues too, but this one the most significant.
in Milwaukee, WI |
Extremely effective and responsive doctor, who is up to date on your needs in this and other areas of medicine: the Renaissance Doctor. Dr. Jim, as he calls himself, is always ready with a word of encouragement, no matter how tough the times are for you and your current life situation. The one critique I would make is that the front desk needs some training in basic manners: We patients are paying their salaries because of our wish to be treated by ABC's professional staff. Phone manner: poor.
Milwaukee, WI |
Jim is an extremely well educated doctor, unusually so during these years of specialists who have looked at my case only from their specialty, or a primary who says alarming or false things, which he has had to correct. He is not, unlike most professionals these days, adverse to finding out his recommendations have not helped (whether scrips, exercise programs, stress reductions, or social life). Responding to phone calls is a must in biz; now that medicine is BIG BIZ, JBW fulfills that edict.
in Milwaukee, WI |
Great communicator, confident, and empowering. He's easy to talk to and is an active listener. He's not all about the media, he's a solid advocate for a steady pace and multifaceted treatment plan. I enjoyed my time with him.
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Dr. James Winston, is both the founder and medical director of American Behavioral Clinics. As a leader in the field, he always strives for excellent clinical outcomes that result in extremely satisfied patients. At a first appointment, a patient can expect a thorough review of medical history and current symptoms to formulate an appropriate diagnosis.  By blending his clinical skills with a thorough knowledge of medicine and current treatment alternatives, Dr. Winston then works with his patients to prepare a treatment plan that usually involves psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.  

In relation to his treatment outcomes, Dr. Winston's emphasis is on having a trusting, collaborative relationship with his patients.  His professionalism, yet contagious sense of humor and easy-going style has helped develop long term relationships with many of his patients.

Dr. Winston's Care Philosophy

Understanding the psychopharmacology of the brain is one of Dr. Winston's biggest strengths.  As a national speaker, he has lectured on most medications and keeps current on the newest breakthroughs in the field.  His knowledge of pharmaceuticals combined with years of experience provide him an edge in prescribing an effective treatment regimen for his patients. 

Dr. Winston's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  Malpractice claims in Wisconsin not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Wisconsin Medical School

    Graduated in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Sinai Samaritan Med Center
    University Of Nc Hosps

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)