About Dr. James D Adamo

Dr. James D Adamo, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Adamo has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

40 Ratings with 22 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James D Adamo is Good. Dr. James D Adamo has been rated by 40 patients. From those 40 patients 22 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James D Adamo is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


131 Kercheval Ave Ste 200
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 885-6400

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Dr. James D Adamo 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. James D Adamo has the following 12 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. James D Adamo is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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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Believe the multiple bad ratings

My daughter (adult) was seeing Dr. Adamo for several months. I do believe he is knowledgeable regarding medications; however, even when it was a "good" visit; he was at best--lacking bedside manner during the on average, 4 minute visit. He exhibits no empathy or interest in his patients. On a "bad" visit; which seemed to come quickly in the process; he is extremely arrogant, condescending, and belligerent. I have never witnessed a doctor of any specialty treat a patient in this horrid of a manner. Don't dare question him on anything; he will respond venomously. At first, we wrote it off as him having a bad day, but the following visit was even worse. (Staff is very friendly and helpful though)

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Five Stars

Very knowledgeable and has tact when communicating. Talks with you as an individual and not as just another patient.

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One Star

This man needs a psychiatrist to analyze him. He is rude, condescending, arrogant and spends little or no time with you. He blows you off when you have issues with the medication. He should not be in this field of study!!!

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One Star

Poor overstates the quality of care I received from this individual.

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Needs to get professional help

Saw him for many years and did help me out. However, when I was going through a very difficult time in my life his therapeutic approach became very disturbing and he abruptly discharge me for no reason. I found that to be very psychologically incorrect ethically wrong. I have seen several other psychiatrists since him and found that they were very nice and understanding as life continues to send you many many issues that you cannot control. If there was a zero I'd give him this.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)

    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.

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • St Johns Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James D Adamo accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • BCBS Michigan
    • BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
    • BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HAP
    • HAP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth HMO
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO

More about Dr. James D Adamo

Dr. Adamo was named by his peers as one of the area's top psychiatrists in Hour Detroit magazine's 2008 "Top Docs" rankings.

Locations & Directions

PIERSON CLINIC, 131 Kercheval Ave Ste 200, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
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