Dr. Joseph Kwentus, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 74

Dr. Kwentus
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Hines Behavioral Health Svs

3450 Highway 80 W Jackson, MS 39209

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(601) 321-2400

Dr. Joseph Kwentus, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Jackson, MS and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kwentus has more experience with Addiction & Substance Abuse, Psychotic Disorders, and Personality Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Merit Health Central and Merit Health Rankin. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kwentus to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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.

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

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Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Cocaine 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. Kwentus is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Schizophrenia
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
Delusional Disorder
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Personality Disorders

Personality disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect how a person thinks, feels or behaves, including narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder.Compare with other Personality Disorders specialists.

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

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Personality Disorders
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Paranoid Personality Disorder
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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

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ADHD and-or ADD
Conduct Disorder
Autism
Developmental and Learning Disorders
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Dr. Kwentus' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cocaine Withdrawal
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Concussion
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Syncope
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vertigo

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Dr. Kwentus accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
State Employees Program
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Kwentus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kwentus

3.9

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (22)
  • Office environment (21)
  • Listened & answered questions (20)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (8)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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Dr. Kwentus was vile and unprofessional with our family member. He was vulgar and did nothing to aid in our family members mental health. If anything he made things worse. My family member was given medication and the staff wouldn’t or couldn’t even tell them what it was. We will be looking deeper into this and if we need too we will take legal action Against this facility. Someone needs to look into the quality of the staff and doctors at this facility. Someone’s mental health is nothing to play with and be unprofessional about.
What went well
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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
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Jan 17, 2020
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This is the most supportive place I’ve ever been
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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Rcollier in Brandon , MS – Aug 27, 2018
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Excellent Doctor! He takes as much time as needed, to ensure that I get the best possible care. I feel that he is a doctor that truly cares about his patients. Also, he is very down to earth and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Dr. Kwentus!
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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Katie C. in Flowood, MS – Mar 25, 2018
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Dr. Kwentus has helped my son tremendously. We would be lost without him.
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Jackson, MS – Apr 30, 2017
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Very Knowledgeable and down to earth doctor. He's definitely there to help!
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Marland in Jackson, MS – Jan 12, 2017
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A very nice and considerate person
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Brandon, MS – Nov 21, 2016
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Comfortable, reliable Dr. who takes time & real effort to help me.
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Flowood, MS – Jun 27, 2016
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After many different doctors and all sorts of different medicines, I am finally stable and can handle things. I owe this to Dr Kwentus.
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Flowood, MS – May 26, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a psychiatrist, I strive to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic, psycho-therapeutic and psycho-pharmacological services for children, adolescent, adults,...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Education

1994
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Georgetown University
Residency Hospital
1976
National Naval Med Center
Residency Hospital
1973
Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
1972
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School
1964
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Joseph Kwentus, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Joseph Kwentus, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Joseph Kwentus, MD's office located?

Dr. Kwentus' office is located at 3450 Highway 80 W, Jackson, MS 39209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Hines Behavioral Health Svs

Hinds Behavioral3450 Highway 80 W Jackson, MS 39209
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Practice

Precise3531 Lakeland Dr Ste 1060 Flowood, MS 39232
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kwentus is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Merit Health Central

Jackson, MS

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

Merit Health Rankin

Brandon, MS

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Jackson, MS

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)