Dr. Tony Payson, MD


Psychiatry | Male

Waco Office 213A Old Hewitt Rd Waco, TX 76712 Get Directions
Dr. Tony Payson, MD
Dr. Tony Payson, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Waco, TX. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Payson is affiliated with Providence Healthcare Network.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Waco, TX |
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 recommend him if you are looking for a psychiatrist in the area.
Woodway, TX |
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.
Temple, TX |
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 stigma with mental health patients, but beware his personal office staff. They are incredibly rude and discriminating. It is also extremely difficult to ask him questions given these personnel.
in lorena texas |
Very good dr helps me a lot
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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning 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 Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • 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


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital S Tx Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation