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About Dr. Karen S Brown

Dr. Karen S Brown, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Brown has received 3 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

34 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen S Brown is Great. Dr. Karen S Brown has been rated by 34 patients. From those 34 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen S Brown is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Memorial Psychiatry Associates

929 Gessner Rd Ste 2000
Houston, TX 77024
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Specialties

Dr. Karen S Brown 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.

  • Addiction Medicine

    An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
    These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Karen S Brown has the following 12 expertise

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

Dr. Karen S Brown has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Karen S Brown is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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parent of a disable son

Dr. Karen Brown is always polite, she listen to the patient ans the parent / caregiver. she is very patients, and always concern for the patient which she care for. i would refer her to anyone who would need a mental health dr.

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Great Psychiatrist

She's nice, not evasive, knows her medicine.

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Credit Analyst

I went to Dr. Brown for 10 years. When I came to her I was in severe crisis. I was very depressed and physically sick. I had liver disease, lost my job and my home. She diagnosed me as bipolar. I admit I was a mess at the time. She kept me on heavy psychotic drugs for 10 years. I only got worse! I loved her and thought she was really looking out for me. One day all those drugs hit me like a freight train and I collapsed. She claimed it was all mental. I don't care that I was able to somewhat tolerate those drugs for a long time; they finally made me very sick. I became suicidal (nonstop), couldn't work, I couldn't even stand up I was so PHYSICALLY weak. She would not consider anything but mental illness. Now, I am not saying everyone should do this but I had to stop taking those drugs. I am 80 % better mentally and physically after weaning off them. It has been a long haul trying to get off those meds-almost 7 months. My sleep patterns were very messed up so I still take small dosage until I can get back to normal. I don't think Dr. Brown is a bad doctor but in my case I only needed temporary help and she wouldn't even consider that. I now know that 10 years of severe depression, constant tremors, involuntary body ticks, severe confusion, severe eye blurriness and desire to die all the time was unnecessary. Like I said I am not everyone. But for me psychiatric drugs were not the answer. I am not perfect but I am more confident and have more clarity than I have had in over 10 years. I am looking to the future and I am much more efficient on my job. I am also not such a burden emotionally to my family. When I fired her, she was good about not just dropping me until I found another doctor but after such a long relationship I was shocked she never even checked on me once? I think she is a decent person and I don't believe she intended any malice but I wish she wouldn't have let this go on for a decade. I agree some people have chemical imbalances and need psychiatric drugs but I was not one of them. She always took time with me and seemed concerned for years. Toward the end she would talk to me for maybe 5 minutes and send me on my way. I was getting worse and that was not a good thing for me at all! It has proved to be a challenge to find a psych doctor to help me wean off these meds but I have gotten some help. I am in therapy because I want to make sure I am ok. I don't suggest doing something like this on your own. These are very serious medications. I do know people who need them!! Well, this is my 2 cents and my personal experience. No more, no less. Just be careful that the psychiatric industry doesn't get a hold of you unnecessarily. It could do more harm than good! Take care and do what is best for you. Oh, research the drugs you are on. Don’t just take someone’s word for it. Be involved in your healthcare!

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treated my son

Dr. brown was very patient, willingness to listen without feeling rushed, observant and seemed very concerned about the patient. she was excellent with the care of my son even though he has a very short attention span and hard to focus. she made me as the mother feel comfortable and involved in his care.

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Engineer

She makes me wait on average 45 minutes to 1 hour, last visit was 1 hour and 15 minutes. She gets you in and out as fast as possible. Will never go to her again.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

  • Li Jewish Medical Center

    Residency

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Locations & Directions

Memorial Psychiatry Associates, 929 Gessner Rd Ste 2000, Houston, TX
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