Dr. Peter Newsom, MD

Adult PsychiatryMaleAge 69

Dr. Newsom
Accepting new patients

Mindfulness Centered Healing

1187 University Dr Menlo Park, CA 94025

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(650) 462-9200

Dr. Peter Newsom, MD is a Adult Psychiatry Specialist in Menlo Park, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Highland Hospital and Mills-peninsula Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Newsom to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Newsom's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Detoxification Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Newsom performs Detoxification Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Newsom performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Newsom's conditions and procedures:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizophrenia

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Dr. Newsom accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Dr. Newsom's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Newsom

3.3

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Newsom has a vast knowledge of methods to heal the body naturally. He has a special interest in lifestyle medicine and the ageing brain. Probably not the guy you want to see if you only want drug therapy.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Thomas Santucci in Saratoga, CA – Jul 01, 2017
Dr. Newsom is a gift in every sense of the word. He is a walking genius with a heart for marriage and children and wellness in the home. I have been seeing him for over ten years and feel he is the best, hands down, choice for anything from marriage counseling to managing stress to raising children. He diagnosed a rare type of seizure I was having and I did not even know I was dealing with this disorder. He is a man of integrity and teaches mindfulness and teachings of Jesus to those receptive.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Krista Potvin in Menlo Park, CA – Apr 13, 2017
Saw him for my anorexia, PTSD, depression, after being in the hospital for a fair amount of time. I needed medication management primarily. (I had other team members). What he thought would be best was going off my medication and beginning an intense cardio program. Getting me out and running in particular would lift my mood, he said. This is contrary to anorexia treatment guide. He also recommended forming a sort of php with his office. Many appointments weekly, unclear on their benefit to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jane in New York, NY – May 15, 2016
Snake oil salesman, Spends up appointments pushing treatments that have very little scientific research into. Makes clients sign up for expensive vitamin suppliments.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Johm D in Palo Alto, CA – Mar 30, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Newsom believes in always teaching active skills as preferable to simply prescribing pills. If medication is prescribed, it is the lowest possible...Read more

Specialties

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Medical School
Reed College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Peter Newsom, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Newsom frequently treats Detoxification Evaluation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Group Psychotherapy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Newsom treats.

Where is Dr. Peter Newsom, MD's office located?

Dr. Newsom's office is located at 1187 University Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Peter Newsom, MD speak?

Dr. Newsom speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Mindfulness Centered Healing

Peter Newsom M.d.1187 University Dr Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Highland Hospital

Oakland, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Mills-peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital)

Mountain View, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)