Dr. Kenneth F. Tullis, MD

Dr. Kenneth F. Tullis, MD

Adult Psychiatry | Male | 72 years old

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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.Read more

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Ken Tullis, is an award-winning psychiatrist specializing in suicide intervention, addictions, mood disorders, and psychological trauma. He is also an...Read more

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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.

Dr. Tullis' Care Philosophy

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.

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Please visit my web page www.ktullis.com to view my full Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Tullis says...

Please visit my web page www.ktullis.com to view my full Curriculum Vitae

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

Dr. Tullis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Adult Psychiatry
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood and Adjustment Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases

Education

  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Hospital

    Completed in 1971

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Tennessee Center For Health Sciences

    Completed in 1972

  • Undergraduate School
    Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

    Graduated in 1965

  • Other Education
    Certified In Addiction Medicine, American Society Of Addiction Medicine

    Completed in 1986

    Diplomate, American Boad Of Addiction Medicine

    Completed in 2009

    Federal Aviation Administration, Consultant, Psychiatric/Addiction Medicine

    Completed in 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

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

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