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About Dr. Gary F Forrister

Dr. Gary F Forrister, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hyannis, MA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Forrister has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary F Forrister is Great. Dr. Gary F Forrister has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gary F Forrister is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cape Cod Human Services

460 W Main St
Hyannis, MA 02601
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Dr. Gary F Forrister has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Neurology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gary F Forrister has the following 12 expertise

  • Mood Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Clinical Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders

Dr. Gary F Forrister has 0 board certified specialties

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Five Stars

Dr Forester is awesome. He is flexible, he cares, he listens, but most importantly he's real. Sitting down and talking to him I don't feel like a patient talking to a doctor I feel like I'm having a conversation with another human who knows me. It's really great and a huge relief.

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015, 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

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2018)

    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.

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University

    Graduated in 1989

  • New England Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

Cape Cod Human Services, 460 W Main St, Hyannis, MA
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