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About Dr. Irwin Avery

Dr. Irwin Avery, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Newton, MA. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Avery has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Irwin Avery is Excellent. Dr. Irwin Avery has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Irwin Avery is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Irwin Avery MD

45 Waterston Rd
Newton, MA 02458
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Specialties

Dr. Irwin Avery 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. Irwin Avery has the following 7 expertise

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

Dr. Irwin Avery has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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kind, compassionate, but no pushover.

Dr. Avery told me at the outset that he was very straightforward and I found this to be very true. He calls you on B***sh*t and pushes you to be honest. But he never pushed too hard and was unfailingly kind, compassionate and sensitive. I always felt cared for and understood. Never felt judged in any way. I do not understand the previous reviewer who called him judgmental and insensitive. But I guess we all react differently to therapists. Not everyone is a good fit.

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Five Stars

Dr. Avery is a really skilled professional. He helped me a lot and I am very grateful for his help.

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Counterproductive Experience

Dr. Avery was extremely judgmental, insensitive, manipulative, and completely unhelpful. After his visit, I felt much worse than when I went in.

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Five Stars

Wonderful person. I can't thank him enough.

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Best of the Best

Dr. Avery saved my life.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    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 (2009, 2014, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    47 Years Experience

  • Boston University

    Graduated in 1966

  • Beth Israel Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Irwin Avery accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO

Locations & Directions

Irwin Avery MD, 45 Waterston Rd, Newton, MA
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