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About Dr. William L Holcomb Jr

Dr. William L Holcomb Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

49 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William L Holcomb Jr is Poor. Dr. William L Holcomb Jr has been rated by 49 patients. From those 49 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. William L Holcomb Jr is 2.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

William Louis Holcomb Jr Md

2700 Bee Caves Rd Ste 203
Austin, TX 78746
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Specialties

Dr. William L Holcomb Jr 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. William L Holcomb Jr has the following 12 expertise

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

Dr. William L Holcomb Jr has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. William L Holcomb Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Incompetent, but with a God complex

Don't let this shrink mess with your head! There's a lot of issues in this practice. This m.d. takes in a patient base larger than he can handle. Yep, that's only one of the reasons for patients to be driving all around town to get a 30-day prescription. Every month. Every time. The staff is overworked, and the patients are charged for anything under the sun, such as being five min. late for appointments, needing extra medication or canceling Group. Talking about Group, I wish we could skip that part, but it's impossible! It starts with his group dynamics: he's not a certified group therapist. So, in your very first sessions, he's the nicest person around. As he gets familiar with you, he bullies his patients (most of the times in a subtle way) when picking favorites while ganging up on the ones that he doesn't like or giving them no talking time. Talking or not, the patient still has to pay for the group session. Sometimes he's not so subtle, i.e., when he bad talks patients when they're missing group or when - just plainly, he REFERS TO PATIENTS AS MONKEYS. It's degrading and condescending, as he’s is. Other common scenarios: when a group member points out his mistakes, he turns the rhetoric around and blames the patient using broad, wide range statements such as is "you're JUST addressing the world with your angry way as always" or questioning the patient with "are you talking as you are now or the little 10-year-old that you used to be"? which is utterly patronizing and makes you regret that you had ever opened your mouth to confide on him about your troubles. Make no mistake, he will use any information in his arsenal about you to not address any of his shortcomings. No matter what the issue is, he takes NO responsibilities for anything, ever. He will always blame you, the patient. Another cringe aspect of the group therapy is that the cancellation policy is non-existent. Once you're in, you pay for any and every session, regardless if you had/will have the session or not - and that includes the ones you wouldn't be able to attend and that you gave him weeks or even months of notice. In other words, there's NO cancellation for Group unless you figure out how to remove yourself from it completely. On the clinical side, there are issues too. He's stuck on prescribing certain medications and dismisses patients feedbacks about side effects. If you want to change the medication he put you on, switch doctors. This one is NOT going to advocate on your behalf. It's sad to say, but as Austin doesn't have enough psychiatrists to handle the demand, no action will ever be taken against him. Good luck with trying: he has a wide network of "friends" in every aspect that is important for keeping a business: the legal ones (lawyers), the PR/image ones (local celebrities, journalists, and Willie Nelson) and the political one (community mental health advocates, hospital admins, political parties). Until Austin has more qualified mental health professionals, we just have to live with the old stereotype of just another doctor carrying around a God complex.

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Excellent Psychiatrist

Helpful, understanding, insightful and knowledgeable

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The worst

He advocates a for a sense of "community" as the panecea solution to support you through whatever storm your life is currently presenting, while simultaneously telling you that "nothing good ever comes from anger" and the best thing to do when emotions get difficult is to run. Good luck with that "community."

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He should not be allowed to see clients.

This man is absolutely set in his ways. He had the nerve to tell me that I need structure and that I needed to get out more. I told him that I would love to get out more because it helps, but my meds weren't working enough to make me ready for other people. He tried to push all these horrible drugs on me. I tried to tell him that I was stable on an injection a while back, and that all my symptoms went away. He said he didn't "believe in Injections" and that he doesn't like the oral medication I am on. Like literally he just never like those meds, even though I was stable. He refused to prescribe Me the meds that already worked because he didn't like them. He had a god complex and thinks he knows you better than you. He is uptight , snobby, and never repeat never listens to his patients. He wasted 8 months of my life, and never got me better. He may be the rudest, stuck up, useless doctor I have ever met. Please run.

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Two Stars

Have trouble with refills, staff seems t not have enough time to deal with patients. I have ran out of my medication waiting for the office to get authorization for refills a couple of times.

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  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • University Of Texas Health Science Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. William L Holcomb Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO

Locations & Directions

William Louis Holcomb Jr Md, 2700 Bee Caves Rd Ste 203, Austin, TX
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