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Dr. Peter Newsom, MD

Adult Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Newsom

Mindfulness Centered Healing

1187 University Dr # 3 Menlo Park, CA 94025

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(650) 462-9200


Dr. Peter Newsom, MD is an adult psychiatry specialist in Menlo Park, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and more.


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Dr. Newsom accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Magellan Health Services

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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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Family Psychotherapy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Newsom performs Family Psychotherapy more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Newsom performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Newsom treats Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Newsom treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Newsom treats Nondependent Cocaine Abuse more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Newsom treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Newsom's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Snake oil salesman, Spends up appointments pushing treatments that have very little scientific research into. Makes clients sign up for expensive vitamin suppliments.
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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 dose for the least period of time. Different forms of psychotherapy, especially the careful and pre...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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