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About Dr. Brian H Thomas
Dr. Brian H Thomas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Atlanta, GA, with another office in Peachtree City, GA. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Dr. Thomas has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Brian H Thomas has the following 3 specialties
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. Brian H Thomas has the following 12 expertise
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Personality Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Clinical Depression
Dr. Brian H Thomas has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Brian H Thomas is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Beware of doctors who too easily prescribe the medications, such as ADHD meds, that can cause such harm to young people and destruction in our society. When my daughter was in 10th grade and claimed to suddenly have a severe problem focusing at school, I took her to Dr. Brian Thomas. He prescribed Vyvanse without testing my daughter for ADHD. Each month, when she asked for an increase in the dosage, he increased it, to the point that she was at the maximum 70 mg/day. When she told him Vyvanse helped during the school day, but she needed something else for after school, he added Adderall. When she wanted that dosage increased, he increased it. During the past four years, because my daughter has been in rehab for drug abuse, I have heard from many parents whose childrenâs drug abuse began with ADHD medications. I am grateful that my daughter has been sober 15 months, but I wouldnât wish our frightening journey on anyone. I think it could have been avoided if Dr. Thomas had alerted us to the dangers of ADHD medications and had not been so quick to hand out prescriptions. I wish he had had my daughter tested for ADHD prior to ever prescribing the first pill. I wish he had told me that itâs easy for high school students to memorize the symptoms of ADHD so they can get prescription meds from a doctor. I wish he had questioned her sudden problem with focus at age 15. I wish he had told me that high school girls want to take ADHD medications to lose weight. I wish he had warned me that these medications can lead to other drug abuse/usage. I wish he had instructed me to keep the pills in my possession and to distribute one pill/day to her. I wish he had declined to increase the dosage to the max and add additional medications. I wish he had warned my daughter about relying solely on these pills to increase her focus in school. Although I realize ADHD meds, taken correctly, can help some people who have been diagnosed with ADHD, they can also cause great harm. Donât make the mistake I made in blindly trusting Dr. Thomas.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Thomas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
20 Years Experience
Mercer University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1998
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