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About Dr. Derek O'Brien

Dr. Derek O'Brien, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Atlanta, GA, with another office in Atlanta, GA. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth, Ridgeview Institute and Gwinnett Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

2 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Derek O'Brien is Poor. Dr. Derek O'Brien has been rated by 2 patients. From those 2 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Derek O'Brien is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

27 Lenox Pointe NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
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1772 Century Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
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Dr. Derek O'Brien has the following 1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders

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Softspoken caring doctor

Dr. O'Brien was the first psychiatrist I saw when I first moved here. At first, Dr. O'Brien was what I call a "checklist doctor" who read off a list of symptoms, then confirm whether I've experienced them recently. Gradually, our sessions evolved to be more engaging. He was very instrumental in providing documentation of my treatment during a difficult legal matter. He also worked well in conjunction with my therapist who also practiced at the same public mental health facility. He was also open to tweaking my medications during life changes such as omitting or decreasing medications that caused me to be drowsy when I reported that I had gone back to work full-time. I was sorry to hear that he left the center, but it is probably hard to keep good doctors at public health facilities.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. O'Brien is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth
  • Ridgeview Institute
  • Gwinnett Medical Center
  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Emory University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Derek O'Brien accepts the following insurance providers.

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