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About Dr. Houston P Putman III

Dr. Houston P Putman III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Houston P Putman III is Good. Dr. Houston P Putman III has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Houston P Putman III is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Houston Paul Putman Iii Md

1114 Lost Creek Blvd Ste 275
Austin, TX 78746
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Specialties

Dr. Houston P Putman III has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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Five Stars

A great doctor. Very perceptive and knowledgeable.

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Think Twice

I had an awful experience with Dr. Putman. The first time I came in, he asked me a series of questions to determine a possible diagnosis, listed six different types of medications and asked ME which I wanted to try. I appreciate my input being considered in the treatment process, but really!? I ended up on a very high dosage of a medication which is not even approved for treatment of any of the mental disturbances I was having. He will also refuse to treat you if you don't cease alcohol and caffeine consumption entirely (regardless of your mental illness). Bottom line: there's a reason it's easy to get an appointment with him. Hope this helps someone.

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Talented Psychiatrist!

Dr. Putnam is extremely knowledgeable and very methodical working with his patients symptoms and family histories. I drive a great distance every four months because of the treatment plan Dr. Putnam provided once his evaluation was complete. He has adjusted meds based on new symptoms and always follows up. After years of going to various doctors and receiving numerous types of depression medications only to find they were ineffective and sometimes debilitating, I was finally put on a regimen that brought my life back. Some may be turned off by his calm, quiet demeanor as I was my first few visits. I now understand this approach allows me to talk and reflect without feeling rushed or judged. He listens very closely.

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Terrible Psychiatrist

I wasted several years going to this doctor. He had me so overmedicated that my quality of life was nonexistent. When I would try and express some of the things I was feeling he would make comments such as "you didn't tell me this last time"...in a rude tone. He has no personality, no warmth and I would not recommend him to anyone. I was also appauled at the fact I was charged for a missed appointment that I could physically not get to. Oh and his wife..aka..secretary Meg seems to run the show there especially when it comes to the financial part. She is also lacking in warmth and compassion. There are many wonderful psychitrists out there but unfortunately he is not one of them. I finally found a wonderful psychiatrist, such a breath of fresh air.

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Five Stars

I was depressed and went to several doctors including my family doctor and wasn't getting better. A friend recommended Dr. Putman and I went to him and he has really helped me. I cannot think of a single thing that could have improved my treatment.

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  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Medical University Of South Carolina

    Residency

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Houston Paul Putman Iii Md, 1114 Lost Creek Blvd Ste 275, Austin, TX
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