Dr. John Whipple, MD

Dr. John Whipple, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. John Whipple, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Lawrence, KS and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia / Main Campus in 1986 and specializes in psychiatry.Read his story

730 New Hampshire St Ste 222

Lawrence, KS 66044

Contact Information

(785) 841-5555

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Psychiatric Evaluation
more than 29% of peers

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Dr. Whipple's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Whipple "Dr. Whipple is a psychiatrist in private practice in Lawrence, KS. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, I completed his psychiatric residency at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry in 1990. I started my psychoanalytic training while working as a staff psychiatrist at Menninger in Topeka. I was a faculty member at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry from 1990-1997 and graduated from the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute in 2006. I am a member of the AMA, American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Physician Leaders (AAPL). In addition to my private practice, I also serve as the psychiatric consultant with Acumen Assessments, LLC. Acumen provides multidisciplinary forensic and clinical evaluations for professional in crisis. Forensic evaluations are geared towards determination of fitness for service and public safety. While we strive to provide an empathic experience, many clients present under pressure from a third party and at times, our opinions are not popular. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Whipple "My practice focus is based on an integrated, psychodynamic psychiatry model that utilizes both medication as well as psychotherapy and personal life coaching.  I recognize the limitations of medications but believe they can assist in an individual's care.  Equally important, however, I believe a good therapeutic relationship between the doctor and patient is critical to a successful outcome.  I utilize a mentalization based psychotherapy approach to emotional and behavioral difficulties.  My training in psychoanalysis and the dynamics within the therapeutic interaction also informs my attempts to help people achieve sustainable well-being. "

1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

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

7  Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder

4  Procedures

  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Hobart College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Estrn Va Med Authority
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Karl Menninger School Psyc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Topeka Institute Psychoa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whipple has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whipple's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whipple to family and friends
13 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Whipple'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
Dr. Whipple Says:

I take patient satisfaction very seriously.  Please, when you fill out a survey, add any relevant comments to your feedback.  I can only correct what I know went wrong and hope to continue to do what is right.  Success in your psychiatric care starts with a good working alliance between the doctor and the patient.  


Patient Comments (7)

I found Dr. Whipped to be an excellent psychiatrist; probably one of the best. He knows medication and he is trained in psychoanalysis. His style suits me.
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Medically, Dr. Whipple did a good job explaining issues and options. The reasons I would not recommend him are primarily logistical. Both of my two appointments started late - the first (end of the day) was more than 15 minutes behind schedule and the second was also delayed as he was late...more
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Dr. Whipple is very good at working with different medications to get the optimum result for his patients. He is always available to listen and is very approachable
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I've had great doctors, good doctors and some very poor doctors across a variety of fields and disciplines in different cities, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Whipple to anyone searching for a psychiatrist who can provide more than a 'medication-only' outlook. He continues to provide new...more
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Pleasant, comfortable, caring. a good listener
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