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About Dr. Peter Betz

Dr. Peter Betz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lynchburg, VA. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Peter Betz is Good. Dr. Peter Betz has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Peter Betz is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Piedmont Psychiatric Center

3300 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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Specialties

Dr. Peter Betz has the following 3 specialties

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 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. Peter Betz has the following 15 expertise

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

Dr. Peter Betz has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Peter Betz is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Four Stars

Dr. Betz is a caring and intelligent physician with a great deal of knowledge about geriatric care. We were frustrated by a couple of things including 1) He is the only geriatric physician in Lynchburg, VA! This means he is 2) Too busy. He manages the load though at a sacrifice of personal contact; a 15 min. med check is unacceptable for a patient with Dementia of the Alzheimer's type. The patient left the appt. feeling neglected and sad. Phone contact for a specific issue was excellent. Want 3 of him in this city.

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One Star

Arrogant, non-empathetic, overuses meds and does not implement or refer to any other therapists for talk therapy.

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  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Johns Hopkins Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Peter Betz accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

Locations & Directions

Piedmont Psychiatric Center, 3300 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA
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