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Dr. James Payton, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3.2 (18)
Map Pin Small Asheville, NC
Accepting new patients
50 years of experience

Overview of Dr. James Payton, MD

Dr. James Payton, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Asheville, NC. They specialize in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, has 50 years of experience, and is board certified in Child Psychiatry. They graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine and is affiliated with Mission Hospital.

Dr. Payton works at Biggers Dr. Betsy in Asheville, NC. They are accepting new patients. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    Biggers Dr. Betsy
    64 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (828) 348-6650
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    May 16, 2022
    it has been a while, and providing quality health care has never been more of a challenge for providers. Let's just say that I have ever had a psychiatrist more committed to helping me, or that possessed Dr. Payton's acumen with the use of pharmacotherapy. look at his reviews, on the other sites...pretty much 5 of 5 stars. His current and past patients love him, and remember him fondly for a reason. He has his detractors, but if you look closely at his supporters and what he has managed to accomplish over the past 20 years, you should get a clearer picture of this esteemed physician. He used to have a tendency to want to make multiple medication adjustments. But, he also takes the time to listen and respects the patient's experience. Make sure to communicate as many important details about your symptoms and treatment history as possible. And in the event he wants to make radical changes, I would say relax and go with it. Few Psychiatrist are capable of pulling this off...He is
    Dan Edwards — May 16, 2022
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    About Dr. James Payton, MD

    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Years of Experience
    • 50 years of experience
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    • English
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    • 1588752448
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    Education & Certifications

    • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine The University Hospital
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    • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
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    • Child Psychiatry and Psychiatry
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    Dr. James Payton, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Payton is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Payton has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

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    Dr. Payton works at Biggers Dr. Betsy in Asheville, NC. View the full address on Dr. Payton’s profile.

    18 patients have reviewed Dr. Payton. The overall rating for this provider is 3.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Payton.

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