Dr. John Robertson, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 61

Dr. Robertson
Accepting new patients

Center For Family Psychiatry PC

10241 Kingston Pike Ste 2 Knoxville, TN 37922

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(865) 691-1165

Dr. John Robertson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Robertson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Robertson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Somatoform Disorders
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Dr. Robertson treats Somatoform Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Robertson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Robertson treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Robertson treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

Bipolar Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Robertson treats Bipolar Disorder more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Robertson treats this condition more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Robertson's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders

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Dr. Robertson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Robertson

2.4

Based on 42 ratings

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He has helped me turn my life around and stay on track. I am happily stable and it took a while but he was always patient with me.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 18, 2021
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Dr Robertson should have his license revoked he is a pill pusher to children
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Jun 23, 2021
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I'm 29 years old, I went here when I was a kid I'll never forget it either. He had me on wellbutrin and had me takin 800 mg a day. I was sucidal cutting myself. Passing out at school depressed lost alot of weight, stayed nervous.. and his answer was always the same let's up your dose of welbutrin. DO NOT TAKE YOUR KIDS HERE I USE TO BE ONE OF THOSE KIDS AND IT COULD HAVE KILLED ME.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jonathan Martin – Feb 05, 2021
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Awful hateful man that destroys children's lives. Malpractice Malpractice Malpractice
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 19, 2020
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I have written several reviews and they seem to magically disappear and I refuse to stop until the truth comes out my mouth. Parents, of these children with listen to my words, please. I saw Dr. Robertson at the age of 14 in 2001 and have alcoholic abusive mother who drug me to him. He over medicated me, accused me of being anorexic, changed meds every 2 weeks. He maxes out insurance companies, that is why he is so limited as to what insurance companies will take him almost 20 years later. My teachers in high school were concerned and went to my guidance counselor. They called my father and he went in and discussed the issues. I was falling asleep constantly, could barely function, totaled my first car. This man sees your children as cash cows, not as humans. I cannot express, please do your research. Please look elsewhere to send your children. Overmedicating is horrible for a developing mind. I was taking 9 medications at one time.
What went well
No results
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Rachel Coulter – Mar 29, 2020
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Helped me so much... he is kind, understanding, & patient as it has taken awhile to find what works for me.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Asm – Feb 13, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Robertson happened when I was 16 (I'm now in my 30s). Nonetheless I feel compelled to write as he is still in practice. It was a traumatic experience. On the recommendation of my doctor at the time, my mother took me to see him to help sort out the issues I was having. I was misdiagnosed and put on heavy drugs that had me sleeping most the day. I remember filling out a bunch of paperwork before meeting with him for 5-10 minutes. He walked in wearing a Looney Tunes tie and I immediately felt uneasy with him. He took no time to put me at ease and get to know me. He asked several questions and a few minutes later had me "figured out." Thankfully after a few months my mom saw he was doing more harm than good and pulled me out from this damaging situation. Absolutely unbelievable that seeing a psychiatrist would make the situation worse. I went to another doctor who diagnosed and treated me properly. This experience has haunted me all these years later.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Oct 14, 2019
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My step-son had been seeing Dr Robertson for a few years, but we had so many prescriptions! I started reading online reviews about Dr Robertson over medicating. After seeking a second opinion - we have had to wean him off several drugs. It’s still an ongoing process and 4 months later we still trying to get him off some medications. Our son was like a zombie, but he would have guts of rage. I don’t want anyone else to experience what we have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Bridget in Sweetwater – Feb 15, 2019
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Dr Robertson is a lifesaver for my family. Thank for all u do
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
5 people found this helpful
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I mullins in Andersonville – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr Robertson is a tremendous doc who cares about you and your mental health. He is supremely qualified to help with the suffering one may have. I highly recommend him. He has been a true blessing to me and my family.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Scottie mullins in Andersonville – Sep 19, 2018
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I have not liked this man from the beginning.Not very helpful, doesn't talk with you, you talk to a nurse practitioner before spending about 5 minutes with him. Long wait time. Very expensive. Not Insurance friendly. Makes me feel worse than when I am already having problems. I would rather talk to a wall than this man. He has me feel worse and spending more money with him prescribing medication that does not fit my needs. Makes you visit every couple of months. Do not pay this man!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Atlanta, GA – Dec 19, 2017
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Don't see this man. It's so hard to talk to someone about your mental health and someone who talks down to you, disregards what you and your other doctors say, and whose nurse is equally unfeeling and considering makes you feel worse about your condition. Please don't pay this man so you can just feel worse about yourself.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Knoxville, TN – Sep 14, 2017
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Over-medicator. Nice enough, but clams up when questioned. He must think he's the only educated person in the room. Rarely, if ever, listens to patient or care-giver feedback with any level of sincerity. Appears to exist to peddle meds as much as possible.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Knoxville, TN – Sep 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Robertson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1991
University Of Louisville
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Of Louisville
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Robertson frequently treats Somatoform Disorders, ADHD and-or ADD, and Bipolar Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Robertson treats.

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Dr. Robertson's office is located at 10241 Kingston Pike Ste 2, Knoxville, TN 37922. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Center For Family Psychiatry PC

Center For Family Psychiatry PC10241 Kingston Pike Ste 2 Knoxville, TN 37922
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