W. Scott West, MD

w scott west md

SPECIALTY
Certified TMS Psychiatrist since 2010
DIPLOMATE
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
American Psychiatric Association
BOARD CERTIFICATION
Psychiatry
RESIDENCY
Vanderbilt University, Hospital Department of Psychiatry
MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Center for the Health Sciences
COLLEGE
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
HONORS
NAMI, Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
St. Thomas Hospital Humanitarian Award
Nashville Business Journal, Health Care Hero
MHA, Outstanding Mental Health Professional

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
Vanderbilt University Hospital
St. Thomas Hospital

Medical Director

W. Scott West, MD has a philosophy of treatment that involves seeing each patient as a whole person including mind, body and spirit, and as an individual with unique life experiences and circumstances. Dr. West uses psychotherapy and/or medications as indicated to meet the needs of his patients as well as helping them find services to guide them toward a healthy lifestyle. This approach has led him to receive honors such as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 1994, as well as the St. Thomas Hospital Humanitarian Award in 2009.

Dr. West has an outpatient practice where he treats adults dealing with mood disorders such as depression or anxiety, cognitive or attention problems, stress, relationship struggles and personality/interpersonal issues. He served as Medical Director of the Neurobehavioral Unit at St. Thomas Hospital for the past 25 years.

In April of 2010, Dr. West brought the technology of NeuroStar TMS Therapy® to Nashville, becoming the first physician in Tennessee to offer the option of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy for patients whose depression has not responded to a course of antidepressant medication.

Dr. West began practicing psychiatry in 1986 following his residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry. He earned his medical degree from The University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences and graduated magna cum laude from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a B.A. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Psychiatry and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

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