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Dr. Tony Payson, MD

Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Payson

Waco Office

213A Old Hewitt Rd Waco, TX 76712

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Dr. Tony Payson, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Waco, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1983 and specializes in psychiatry.


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Dr. Payson accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Payson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Major Depressive Disorder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Payson treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Payson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Payson treats Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Payson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Payson treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Payson treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Payson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

Biography

Dr. Tony Payson, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Waco, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1983 and specializes in psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Payson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Payson

3.6

Based on 11 reviews

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1 Star
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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 the worst secretaries I have ever encountered in my life. She gets paid to play games on a computer all day because she NEVER and I mean NEVER answers the office phone.
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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 recommend him if you are looking for a psychiatrist in the area.
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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 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.
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Very good dr helps me a lot
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