Dr. John Wilkaitis, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 47

Dr. Wilkaitis
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

John Wilkaitis

4500 I 55 N Ste 234 Jackson, MS 39211

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(601) 982-8531

Dr. John Wilkaitis, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Jackson, MS and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wilkaitis has more experience with Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Mississippi medical school in 2000. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wilkaitis to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wilkaitis

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wilkaitis treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wilkaitis treats other conditions, please contact the office at (601) 982-8531.

Addiction & Substance Abuse

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Dr. Wilkaitis is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Marijuana Addiction
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Wilkaitis is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
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Dr. Wilkaitis' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Wilkaitis accepts the following insurance:

Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Wilkaitis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wilkaitis

1.5

Based on 15 ratings

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He has absolutely no personality. He is rude!!! If I could give negative stars I would.
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  • 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
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Crickett Nurse – Sep 25, 2018
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Do not have this doctor care for your child! Every visit my child says how he rude he was. I never did care for his attitude much and today was the final straw. I asked him to repeat a question and he blankly stared at me for 5 seconds then raised his voice to repeat, as if I was the child with ADD. He made my son cry today. He also thinks the slightest movement in a child is considered having trouble focusing. Awful! Please do not see this doctor for your concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
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
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LG627 – Jun 28, 2018
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Awful!!!! Never go to this man...Rude to my son and daughter! I see the same pattern after reading his reviews. Wish I would have read them sooner. He added himself to the list of unprofessional Psychastrist that my kids don’t trust!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Mar 11, 2018
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This so called doctor has no business treating anyone. He has absolutely no bedside manner and doesn’t have a clue about how to treat my son. He gets on to him about fidgeting with his hands and ask about his grades in school every visit. He is very rude and acts very superior. Don’t go to this doctor!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
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Florence, MS – Nov 18, 2017
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I took my son to see Dr. Wilkaitis for anxiety. He has a horrible bedside manner. He reprimanded my son for fidgeting! Anyone knows that a child with anxiety is naturally going to fidget. My son begged to never go back to see him and we have not nor will we ever. I would not recommend him to anyone!
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Jackson, MS – May 17, 2017
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I took my teenage son who suffers from Anxiety and ADD. I paid a lot of money for the evaluation but all this Dr. did was talk with my son and then diagnosis him with Anxiety disorder. Really, I had already done that. No testing completed etc. Charged me $375 to tell me what other doctors had already stated. Then, when I cancelled an apt 22 hours in advance, I was charged $100 fee because I didin't cancel 24 hours in advance. Ridiculous. Will never go back.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
7 people found this helpful
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Wendy in Madison, MS – Mar 10, 2017
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This is one arrogant and uncompassionate human being. He does not need to be in the business of caring for children! He saw my 11 year old daughter while she was an inpatient at Brentwood (another place I would not recommend sending a child!) and he was frightening to her, arrogant, and refused to talk with me about her care. He immediately put her on ADHD meds even though that was not her diagnosis. He is an awful "doctor" in any sense of the word! Stay away from this horrid man!
What went well
No results
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
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Brandon, MS – Mar 07, 2017
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When you take your child to a psychiatrist it is generally an act of desperation. The parent is reaching out because they do not know how to help their child. He did not try to interact much with my 5 yr old who has a speech and language disorder. He belittled mine and my husbands concerns. He took a non urgent call about scheduling in the middle of our apt without apology. He told us there was nothing he could do if she wouldn't talk to him. W/out directing us to who could help.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Summer Rehers in Raymond, Ms – Feb 22, 2017
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My child left his office in tears. This was possibly the worst bedside manner I've ever seen in a doctor, especially one who specializes in children.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
9 people found this helpful
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Jennifer Wigginton in Madison MS – Feb 02, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We offer the dedicated care or trained specialists in the areas of child, adolescent, and adult Behavioral health care services. Our website contains a...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Education

2005
Childrens Hosp Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Of Mississippi Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2000
University of Mississippi
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. John Wilkaitis, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. John Wilkaitis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wilkaitis frequently treats Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Wilkaitis specializes.

Where is Dr. John Wilkaitis, MD's office located?

Dr. Wilkaitis' office is located at 4500 I 55 N Ste 234, Jackson, MS 39211. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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John Wilkaitis

Richardson Psychiatric P.A.4500 I 55 N Ste 234 Jackson, MS 39211
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