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About Dr. Tony A Payson

Dr. Tony A Payson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Waco, TX. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Payson is affiliated with Providence Health Center. Dr. Payson has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Tony A Payson is Great. Dr. Tony A Payson has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Tony A Payson is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Melanie B Illich Md

213A Old Hewitt Rd
Waco, TX 76712
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Specialties

Dr. Tony A Payson 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. Tony A Payson has the following 13 expertise

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

Dr. Tony A Payson has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Wow. The Staff. Just Wow.

His personal secretary is incredibly rude and discourteous. Not sure if she is just discriminating towards mental health patients, but her tone is very unprofessional and demeaning. She insinuates you are lying when you tell her Dr. Payson instructed you to do XYZ and is incredibly offensive. You would think someone who handles psychiatric patients on a daily basis would have a better bedside manner.

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very unprofesional

My wife went to this Dr. when she went to check out the person at the counter didn't know how to reschedule or take payments. My wife works night and wanted a day job so called to she if they were taking applications. She got a call back saying he could no longer be her Dr. due to a conflict of interest!!! Not no I cant be your Dr. and you work for me just no and I cant be your Dr. anymore. This guy needs a psychiatrist worse than my wife does. What an IDIOT.

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Five Stars

Dr. Payson is an amazing doctor! I feel comfortable when i am in his office. Office staff is incredible and inviting!

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Dr. Tony Payson was professional and yet personable as I described the reason for my visit. He was knowledgeable and took the time to listen to my concerns and address them accordingly. I have recommended Dr. Payson to my family and friends. I will return to see him as needs arise!

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Five Stars

An excellent doctor

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2016, 2017)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2017, 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Payson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1983

  • University Hospital South Texas Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

Melanie B Illich Md, 213A Old Hewitt Rd, Waco, TX

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