Dr. Scot McKay, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 41

Dr. McKay
Accepting new patients

W. Scott West MD Pllc

30 Burton Hills Blvd Ste 375 Nashville, TN 37215

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(615) 327-4877

Dr. Scot McKay, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Nashville, TN. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McKay to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Low Wait Times
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McKay's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluation
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Dr. McKay performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

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

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Dr. McKay performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

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

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKay performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

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

Dr. McKay's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Stress Management

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Dr. McKay's Reviews

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4.4

Based on 7 ratings

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Dr. McKay is an exceptional caring person. He saved my husband's life. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 02, 2021
I called to get an appt for my son with Dr. McKay, I said he would be self-pay, but he did have TennCare. I was then told the doctor would not see anyone with TennCare due TennCare doesn't pay for meds. I informed them I use GoodRx, not insurance for Rx. I would be completely self-pay. I was told the pharmacy can tell it is TennCare & there was an issue w/ a previous patient who demanded a refund because TennCare wouldn't pay for the Rx. I knew they are out of network & you pay up front, also what does it matter to them if I use GoodRx at my Pharmacy? Dr McKay says on his Bio the following, "He felt a calling into psychiatry as it allows him to spend time and better understand his patients to promote wellness and not just prescribe medications." He felt a calling -- a calling to help? NO, it appears a calling for MONEY or someone who DOES NOT have TennCare, because I think he believes I could not pay the fee. I'd like to thank Dr. McKay for showing me the problem with the mental heal
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Apr 20, 2021
Dr. McKay was a breath of fresh air after another psychiatrist misdiagnosed me, treating me with medications that left me suicidal and landed me in the psychiatric ward for the first time in my life. Dr. McKay listened, first and foremost. That's what I had been missing with my previous doctor. He helped me get back on track and aided in symptom improvement that I hadn't had before. He's out of network, but I'd rather pay $350 an hour to see him than the $8 co-pay for my in-network doctor who basically caused me to hit rock bottom.
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
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2 people found this helpful
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Misty – Aug 30, 2019
Dr. McKay and his team are absolutely wonderful. I couldn't be happier with Dr. McKay’s deft ability to approach individualized therapy from multiple angles while integrating aspects which are important to the patient.
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May 17, 2019
Dr. Mckay is an outstanding doctor! He is extremely patient, truly cares, actively listens, works with you to optimize your treatment, and actually returns phone calls himself when you leave a message for him. Highly impressive!
2 people found this helpful
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Jan 19, 2018
Top notch psychiatrist, friendly staff, and flexible scheduling. Would recommend to anyone.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Nashville, TN – Oct 27, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in the mind / body connection and treat people from a holistic perspective taking into account a person's whole life experience including but...Read more

Biography

I moved to the Nashville area in 2016 with my wife and children to be closer to family after living in Denver, Colorado for over 10 years. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2011
University Of Colorado
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Scot McKay, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Scot McKay, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Scot McKay, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McKay frequently treats Psychological Evaluation, Psychiatric Evaluation, and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McKay treats.

Where is Dr. Scot McKay, MD's office located?

Dr. McKay's office is located at 30 Burton Hills Blvd Ste 375, Nashville, TN 37215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Scot McKay, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. McKay has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Scot McKay, MD?

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Locations

Practice

W. Scott West MD Pllc30 Burton Hills Blvd Ste 375 Nashville, TN 37215
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