Dr. Peter Newsom, MD
Accepting
New Patients

Dr. Peter Newsom, MD

Save

Adult Psychiatry | Male

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 dose for the least period of time. Different forms of psychotherapy, especially the careful and precise teaching of mindfullness, are always going to help the patient more in the long run than simply prescribing, the most passive form of mental health care. Dr. Newsom always incorporates integrative holistic medicine, diet, and intensive exercise.

Read Less

Biography

Dr. Peter Newsom, MD is an adult psychiatry doctor who practices in Menlo Park, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Newsom is affiliated with El Camino Hospital- Mountain View Campus and Mills-Peninsula Medical Center.

Learn about this doctor

Dr. Newsom's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Newsom's experience matches your preferences.

5
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

3
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

41
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

5
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Newsom

Dr. Newsom accepts 4 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Newsom has admitting privileges.

Dr. Newsom's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Newsom to family and friends
3.2
based on 24 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Newsom's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Menlo Park, CA |
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.
in New York, NY |
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.
in Palo Alto, CA |
Snake oil salesman, Spends up appointments pushing treatments that have very little scientific research into. Makes clients sign up for expensive vitamin suppliments.
Have you seen Dr. Peter Newsom, MD?
Are you Dr. Newsom?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response

Compare Dr. Newsom

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches

Dr. Newsom's 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 dose for the least period of time. Different forms of psychotherapy, especially the careful and precise teaching of mindfullness, are always going to help the patient more in the long run than simply prescribing, the most passive form of mental health care. Dr. Newsom always incorporates integrative holistic medicine, diet, and intensive exercise.

Dr. Newsom's 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
  •  Board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Newsom has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

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

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Newsom's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford University Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Reed College

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

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

Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis