Dr. James Winston, MD

Dr. James Winston, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. James Winston, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1981 and specializes in psychiatry and mental health.Read his story

10424 W Bluemound Rd

Milwaukee, WI 53226

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CompPsych
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthEOS
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Top Care Areas

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Psychiatric Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
very high
more than 90% of peers
ADHD and-or ADD
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Winston's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Winston "Dr. James Winston, is both the founder and medical director of American Behavioral Clinics. Dr. Winston is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and has been in practice for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1981 and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, in 1985. 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. Among his professional accomplishments, Dr. Winston has been voted as, "Top Doctor" in multiple issues of Milwaukee Magazine, most recently in 2015. He currently serves on the board of Alverno College's psychiatric nurse practitioner program and has been a past lecturer at Rush University, the University of Wisconsin, and Concordia College. Dr. Winston also possesses staff privileges at both Aurora St Luke's and Columbia St Mary's Medical Centers. In his spare time, Dr. Winston enjoys spending time with his family and watching and participating in sports such as tennis, basketball, football, and baseball, and running. He also enjoys being a mentor to everyone."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Winston "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."

2  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Health

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

13  Conditions Treated

4  Procedures

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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Sinai Samaritan Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Nc Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Winston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Winston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Winston to family and friends
29 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Winston's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

I've been seeing Dr Winston since I was in high school, I'm 26 now. He has really helped me with my stuggles with depression and anxiety.
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Dr. James Winston literally saved my life. He is truly compassionate, caring and easy to share your darkest feelings with. He listens carefully, can truly empathize and brings hope to handle your greatest difficulties. Perhaps most importantly, he is a master with medications and is extremely...more
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Dr. Winston has gone to great lengths to help me and is always there when needed. He is a great doctor and if I have to wait a few minutes because he is running behind, I know it's because he is helping someone else in need. Great doctor and more importantly, human being .
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After speaking to a very nice assistant for about 45 minutes, I was getting frustrated. Dr. Winston then came in, introduced himself and got a debrief from the assistant. He didn't have any interest in talking with me - just the assistant, as if to say "I don't care to talk to YOU - that's why I...more
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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...more
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