Dr. John Worthington, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 63

Psychiatry

Dr. John Worthington, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Worthington has extensive experience in Addiction & Substance Abuse. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Worthington, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114 ()
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(617) 724-0855

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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

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Dr. Worthington's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Worthington accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Worthington's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Worthington

4.8

Based on 86 ratings

5 Stars
93.02325581395348%
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4 Stars
1.1627906976744187%
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It's really easy to be a bad Psychiatrist. Displaying an enormous lack of good sense and judgement, is usually the first sign. Class traitor in the field of Psychiatry. You are the expert on your own life. You live in your body, your circumstances, your environment day in and day out. I don't care how much education someone has, or how many letters they have behind their name, absolutely nothing can make up for your lived experience. If a psychiatrist does not treat you as the most knowledgeable person in your own life, then they are not giving you the credit you deserve. Do not give away your power, regardless of their position of power or authority.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Victim – Dec 11, 2021
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He literally prescribed me the wrong version of my medication for a solid four months and I was the one to figure it out, not him. My anxiety was out of control as a result. Not too bright for a psychiatrist or any profession. Just simply, not a smart man. If you want to be treated right, I suggest you look elsewhere.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 08, 2021
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Worst Doctor, and even worse human being. He refused to take any action when I told him I was going to commit suicide twice. Then he refused to prescribe me medications because I confronted him on his unethical behavior, which he refused to own up to. He does not deserve to have a license with such a lack of morality.
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  • Wait times
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Mar 24, 2021
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD is the best Psychiatrist. He really Care about his patients. He is very polite & listen the problems of the patient very carefully & I am very happy that I have been going undertreatment with him .
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nader Rabie – Jul 30, 2020
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Very reasonable consultation, very happy with the treatment, as met many Doctors but now I am satisfied with the treatment suggested by Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Jul 16, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD has been seeing my children for anxiety related issues. They both love him. I see a difference in the both of them in just a few short months.
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Jun 18, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD is a true professional who listens, gives advice after he listens and helps you to see the bigger picture. I went to him when I was at a very low point in my life and through his counseling and help, I have managed to gain a new perspective, focus, and I am on a new track towards something better than I was before.
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Jun 17, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD has helped me understand how to recognize then control my anxious times. He listens then offers practical suggestions? More Importantly - he cares & you can "feel" the care. That is what works. God bless you Doctor
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
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aaron revelle – Jun 12, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD is a blessing because he provides explanations and develops treatment plans with realistic and useful coping strategies.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dr Hassan Elhais – Jun 11, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD is such a wonderful therapist! I had another psychiatrist before him who I also loved but I just wasn’t ever ready to open up to. When I first met him, there was an instant bond and trust. He challenges me (in a good way) to better myself and look at things from a different perspective. Dr. Pedro Bonilla, MD is very relaxing, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and sweet.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jun 06, 2020
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I like this hospital very much, the staff is very good. They always corporate with us, they give nice services to the patient. I will recommend other patient to come here and take treatment in Advanced TMS Associates. Doctors are very good.
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
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Jun 05, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD has such a kind spirit and really makes me feel at ease. It's rare that someone can make me feel as though they truly understand my experience, and can offer insight from a real place of empathy and wisdom. I always leave feeling grateful and inspired to keep going.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ragnar Huffmann – Jun 01, 2020
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Having never been in therapy before I wasn’t sure what to expect, but our session was very helpful and gave me a clear path forward.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Chuck Sanders – Jun 01, 2020
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Fantastic psychiatrist really listens super caring really appreciate his approach, very knowledgeable about medications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David DeHaven – May 27, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD for several years. He has helped me through the darkest periods of my life. He is always willing to adjust my medication and genuinely cares about my wellbeing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 25, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD administrative help, Grace, is so patient, helpful, very pleasant and personable. He takes time to listen and takes care of your needs in a professional and timely manner no matter how busy he is. I’ve seen many psychiatrists over 20 years and so for reasons I’ve listed these is why I am highly recommending him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 25, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD. He is very calming and easy to talk about what your struggling with. He is a great listener and wants what is best for his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nisha Garg – May 22, 2020
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Today was my first visit, but I can say that Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD is very kind, patient, and comfortable. I am excited to be his patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 21, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD is by far the best psychiatrist I have been to in the past 15 years of needing to see a psychiatrist. He has a genuine warmth and empathy about him that makes you feel important and listened to. He is also very knowledgeable and wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 20, 2020
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Dr. John J. Worthington III, MD has been treating my daughter for 6 years for severe anxiety and has been great with her. I trust him completely.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard Stewart Kalamazoo – May 20, 2020
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Biography

Dr. John Worthington, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Worthington has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Mass Genl Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Nc Hosps
Residency Hospital
1991
University Nc Hosps
Internship Hospital
1990
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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

Dr. Worthington frequently treats Addiction & Substance Abuse. See all practice areas where Dr. Worthington specializes.

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

Dr. Worthington's office is located at 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Massachusetts General Hospital55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114
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Paul Griffel MD67 Union St Ste 401 Natick, MA 01760
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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)