Dr. Peter E. Newsom, MD

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Dr. Peter E. Newsom, MD

Adult Psychiatry | Male

Mindfulness Centered Healing 1187 University Dr # 3, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Get Directions
(650) 462-9200

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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 more

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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.
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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • 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

Procedures Performed

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

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    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

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

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford University Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Reed College

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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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
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Dr. Newsom's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Newsom

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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.