Dr. Melissa Watson, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 47

Dr. Watson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group

7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 6000 Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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(225) 765-8648

Dr. Melissa Watson, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Watson has more experience with Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watson to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Watson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Watson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Watson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (225) 765-8648.

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. Watson is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
Combination Drug Dependence
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
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High
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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. Watson is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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High
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Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning 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
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Watson accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Care PPO
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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

4.6

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Melissa Watson, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Watson has more experience with Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Melissa Watson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Watson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Melissa Watson, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Melissa Watson, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Watson's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Melissa Watson, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Melissa Watson, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Melissa Watson, MD's office located?

Dr. Watson's office is located at 7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 6000, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group

Family Center7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 6000 Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Watson is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center

Baton Rouge, LA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received