Dr. Tony Payson, MD

Dr. Tony Payson, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Tony Payson, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Waco, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1983 and specializes in psychiatry.

213A Old Hewitt Rd

Waco, TX 76712

Contact Information

(254) 772-6770

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Payson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
very high
more than 96% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
very high
more than 93% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
high
more than 88% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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3  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Hospital S Tx Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Payson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Payson's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Payson to family and friends
11 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Payson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • 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 Comments (5)

He is supposed to be a psychiatrist doctor burn denies his own patients when they need and want help. He won’t refill my medication even though I have seizures. You wouldn’t think a mental health professional would care that you care about your well-being but no. Oh and Juan secretary is one of...more
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It's very hard to find a psychiatrist in the Waco area. I've seen a few different ones in the past three years, but most of them seem so overwhelmed with the workload that they don't really listen to their patients. Dr. Payson takes the time to really talk to you, and he listens. I highly...more
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Dr Payson is a good psychiatrist. However his secretary, Michelle, is rude! I wouldn't be surprised if there is a malpractice suit out there because of her. I once questioned her and she told me to my face that if I didn't like it I should find another Dr.
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This review is by no means a negative commentary on Dr. Payson's abilities as a physician. As a new patient, I am still trying to assess whether I will continue to go to Dr. Payson for continued care. What I would like to comment on is the staff which he works with. WOW. I think there is a certain...more
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Very good dr helps me a lot
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