Dr. Kenneth Tullis, MD

Dr. Kenneth Tullis, MD

Adult Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. Kenneth Tullis, MD is an adult psychiatry specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and specializes in adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.Read his story

5158 Stage Rd Ste 120

Memphis, TN 38134

Contact Information

(901) 383-1924

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • 4 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Tullis

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tullis performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Adjustment Disorder
more than 86% of peers
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
more than 84% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
more than 66% of peers

Dr. Tullis's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Tullis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tullis "Ken Tullis, is an award-winning psychiatrist specializing in suicide intervention, addictions, mood disorders, and psychological trauma. He is also an FAA/HIMS approved psychiatric/addiction medicine consultant. In 1999 he received the prestigious Diamond Award for life-time contributions to the field of mental health, presented by the Mental Health Association of the Mid-South. Dr. and Mrs. Tullis received the 2005 Humanitarian Award for their dedication to suicide prevention, presented by the Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services. In 2008, the Tullises received the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA's (SPAN USA) highest honor, the Founders Award. Dr. Tullis is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a founding member of the American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, and is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has dedicated his life to helping impaired physicians and served on his state's Physicians Health Peer Review Committee. He served as Medical Director of Lakeside's Impaired Professionals Program from July 1986 – January 2006. In May 1996, Dr. Tullis, along with fifteen other survivors of suicide attempts, founded Suicide Anonymous, the first-ever twelve step program for people struggling with suicide. Dr. Tullis is the author of The Courage to Live Workbook, a groundbreaking companion to his two books, Seduction of Suicide,written under the pen name Kevin Taylor, M.D.. and Secrets of Suicide, Healing the Hidden Wounds that Lead Us to Suicide. With his wife, Madge, Dr. Tullis organized and co-chaired Tennessee's first-ever Suicide Prevention Conference in cooperation with Surgeon General David Satcher and their state's Department of Health. Together with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, they founded the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN), which has become a model for other states. He continues to be active in suicide prevention nationally and in his home state of Tennessee. He is a strong advocate for helping survivors of suicide attempts and has been a frequent speaker on this topic at state and national Suicide Prevention Conferences."


Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tullis "Thank you for considering allowing us the opportunity to provide your mental health services. We consider it a privilege to be able to serve you. Our primary responsibility is to provide our patients with the highest quality mental health care. Our goal is to assist you in resolving the concerns that led you to contact us. We appreciate your confidence in selecting us for your psychological care."

4  Specialties

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Tullis does not have any board certifications listed.

18  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Intervention

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • Vanderbilt University
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • University Of Tennessee Center For Health Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Certified In Addiction Medicine, American Society Of Addiction Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1986
  • Diplomate, American Boad Of Addiction Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2009
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Consultant, Psychiatric/Addiction Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Tullis has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Tullis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tullis does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Tullis and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Tullis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tullis to family and friends
12 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Tullis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Tullis Says:
  • Thank you for providing feedback that will be shared with others
  • This feedback is valued and is used to continuously improve the patient's experience in my practice
  • If you have a concern - Please contact my office at 901-383-1924

Patient Comments (1)

There aren't many people I know who when they talk with you make you feel like you're clearly the most important person they know. Dr. Tullis has that quality. I always leave there feeling like I'm his only client. That's not every now/then, it's every time I talk with him. Doug
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Tullis?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)
Addiction Psychiatry
Clinical Neurophysiology