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Addiction Medicine | Male

Care Philosophy

I believe in the Bio-Psycho-Social treatment model in determining the best care and treatment for my patients. That means I explore the Biological, Psychological and Social aspects of a person's problems. In doing so, I must spend a great deal of time with my patients so I can best understand them and can therefore, provide the most definitive treatment available for the patient's underlying problems. I make myself available to my patients for any phone calls which may be needed for their care, even during evenings, weekends and holidays. I understand that my patients may have problems outside of normal business hours and I think it is very important to be available for my patients for those times when the clinic is closed. I will personally call back patients and speak with them myself, as I think this is the best way to effectively address any issues or concerns. 

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Biography

Dr. Kevin M. Passer, M.D. is a Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association which means, he has successfully passed all of his board exams and has received recommendations from the members of board to be advanced to the highest level of certification, which is known as a Fellow by the credentialing organization.

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Dr. Passer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Passer to family and friends
4.5
based on 33 total surveys (9 with reviews)
Dr. Passer Says:

     I'm a Johns Hopkins Trained, Board Certified Medical Doctor. I am a Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association. I am Board Certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, General-Adult Psychiatry and Addictionology. I try my best to treat all patients with kindness and respect. I do not judge my patients for the problems that they have. I am committed to helping my...

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Dr. Passer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
Dr. Passer is a great doctor. He really tries his best to help me. He makes sure you are really doing good not just saying that. I feel good talking because he does listen very good. His whole clinic is really good. He makes difference in my life.
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Kevin Passer is by far the most knowledgeable, understanding, and caring doctor I have ever been a patient of. I was a patient of his for over 4 years. I would recommend Dr. Passer to my children, my family, and to whomever is reading this. I have a dual diagnosis and he worked with me to get on the right combination of meds and because of this I was able to get a college degree and I am almost finished wit my masters in counseling psychology. I am telling you, give him a try. AB
in Oak Grove, MS |
I do wonder if anyone ever reads this, but I needed to recommend Dr Passer as being knowledgeable and caring. He listens. He can figure out what you need. I am glad I found him. He doesn't take insurance, so thats the only main drawback, but it is so worth it conpared to others I have seen before. I am 59 years old and I bet Ive seen over 14 doctors beginning when I was 9 and thats why I like doctor Passer the best. He is respectful and his staff is great too.
in Hattiesburg, MS |
I like Dr. Passer a lot. I just started seeing him a few months ago, and he has helped me so much already. I cannot thank him enough. Thanks Dr. Passer for caring about me.
in Hattiesburg, MS |
Dr. P is amazing!
in Diberville, ms |
Very intelligent , polite, honest and thorough... I don't usually write reviews but he's very good and I would highly recommend...
in Hattiesburg, MS |
I like this doctor. He lays it on the table which is good with me. Also smart as all git out!
Hattiesburg, MS |
Would not recommend! He told me that he did not want any hard cases. He is only in it to take money,
in Prentiss, Mississippi |
Dr. Passer is respectful and respected. He truly cares for me as a patient and has helped me tremendously. He helped me get off drugs and then figured out I had panic attacks. Now I take a non-addictive pill at bedtime and I am essential anxiety free. I feel like Dr. Passer has helped me to just be normal and to have the life I was meant to have all along.
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Dr. Passer says...

Dr. Kevin M. Passer, M.D. is a Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association which means, he has successfully passed all of his board exams and has received recommendations from the members of board to be advanced to the highest level of certification, which is known as a Fellow by the credentialing organization. 

Dr. Passer's Care Philosophy

I believe in the Bio-Psycho-Social treatment model in determining the best care and treatment for my patients. That means I explore the Biological, Psychological and Social aspects of a person's problems. In doing so, I must spend a great deal of time with my patients so I can best understand them and can therefore, provide the most definitive treatment available for the patient's underlying problems. I make myself available to my patients for any phone calls which may be needed for their care, even during evenings, weekends and holidays. I understand that my patients may have problems outside of normal business hours and I think it is very important to be available for my patients for those times when the clinic is closed. I will personally call back patients and speak with them myself, as I think this is the best way to effectively address any issues or concerns. 

Dr. Passer says...

Dr. Kevin Passer is a National Mentor for The Physicians Clinic Support System, which is a division of The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, under The Department of Health and Human Services. As one of about 70 National Mentors, Dr. Passer helps teach other physicians in the best and safest practices for prescribing the medication buprenorphine (Suboxone) in the treatment of Opiate Use Disorder. As such, Dr. Passer and his staff employ only the most up to date, safest and most effective treatments for all patients suffering from Opiate (Pain pill) Addiction. 

Dr. Passer says...

     I'm a Johns Hopkins Trained, Board Certified Medical Doctor. I am a Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association. I am Board Certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, General-Adult Psychiatry and Addictionology. I try my best to treat all patients with kindness and respect. I do not judge my patients for the problems that they have. I am committed to helping my patients in any way I can, in order for them to live normal, healthy lives with a minimum amount of distress and suffering. 

     I believe that my patient's time is valuable and so, we do not "over book" our patients. As such, we strive to have our patients wait the least amount of time possible for appointments at our clinic.

    We believe that we are working for you!

     Kevin M. Passer, M.D.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Addiction Medicine
  •  Board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  •  Malpractice claims in Mississippi not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Acute Behavioral Diseases
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Behavioral Symptoms After Sustaining Brain Injuries
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Hypnotic Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Episode
  • Mood Changes
  • Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood and Adjustment Disorder
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Organic Mood Syndrome
  • Pain Killer Addiction
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
  • Panic Disorder Without Agorapobia
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Residual ADHD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance-Induced Mood Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Kansas / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Kansas

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychological Pharmacology
  • Psychotherapy

Procedures Performed

  • Addiction Treatment
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Management
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Diet Counseling
  • Drug Testing
  • Drug Treatment
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss Management