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Dr. Jared Putnam, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Jared Putnam, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist who provides a wide range of general psychiatric services; including psychopharmacology (medication management), second opinions, and various forms of psychotherapy. Dr. Putnam treats many forms of mental illness including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, panic disorder, substance abuse and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD). His office is located in the heart of Chevy Chase, MD. www.putnam-psychiatry.com

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Caterpillar
  • UnitedHealthOne

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Maryland, Doctor of Medicine
  • Emory University, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Colgate University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • Washingtonian Top Docs 2018
  • Washingtonian Top Docs 2017
  • Washingtonian Top Docs 2016

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1992775993

Office locations

Jared Putnam, MD

5530 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1255

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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I got the distinct impression that Dr. Putnam has no real interest in his patients aside from money. He made it clear that he only prescribes medication & doesn’t engage in therapy. I had a horrible reaction to medication he prescribed& he didn’t respond to my emails for help.
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A really great appointment. He’s really kind and extremely helpful.
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He is amazing !! Such good “bedside manner” and takes the time to listen and adjust. Very knowledgeable and eager to help. Staff is great and very welcoming. No wonder he is one of the top ranked Psychiatrist in DC Metro.Hard to say you look forward to the next visit, but for the first time, I feel like I have someone in my corner !
Less than 6 months ago
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I love Dr. Putnam — he’s been able to take me from a super anxious place, guide me through with humor and helpful expertise, to a much better spot in my mental heath. He also referred me to my current therapist who’s fantastic.
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Extremely friendly and easy to talk to. Very helpful discussion.
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Dr. Putnam was very attentive and really listened to everything I was experiencing. I felt like he really cared about helping me, which is rare with most psychiatrists in my opinion.
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Dr. Putnam really cares about his patients and their well-being. He acts highly concerned for his patients and their status as to whether or not it is safe for them to take certain medications. He is very friendly and caring and would highly recommend him.
Less than 6 months ago
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Professional. Prepared. Personal.
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Best psych I’ve ever visited!
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Dr. Putnam took his time to listen to my health concerns. He has a great personality, and clearly cares a great deal about the well being of his patients. I’m thankful that I was able to see him and am confidentthat his suggestions will help me get back on track. His assistant was also incredibly helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Putnam to anyone who is looking to for a psychiatric evaluation or a second opinion. He is very good at what he does!
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Dr. Putnam has a great bedside manner that helps put nervous patients at ease. I was very apprehensive about following my doc’s recommendation to see a psychiatrist, but after a few minutes with Dr. Putnam I was more open to theprospect of reaching out to a psychiatrist for treatment. He takes his time, listens, and explains treatment options so you leave feeling like someone is helping you on the right path. Highly recommended!
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He was very attentive to my needs. Didn’t try to throw me on four or five new medications.
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Very professional and personable. Nice office and staff. Would recommend.
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Great experience.
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Very nice and personable.
Less than 1 year ago
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Constance (the Dr. Putnam's assistant) is very welcoming! Quite an asset to his practice.
Less than 1 year ago
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Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Putnam! Informative, caring, patient, comprehensive, and AVAILABLE. His assistant is not very pleasant ... but she gets everything done in a timely manner. Dr. Putnam is very outgoing, sociable, and he actually CARES! Not just a medicine pusher.
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Amazing and very knowledgeable doctor!! Dr. Putnam was so kind and attentive to everything I had to say and he did not try and rush through my appointment as I've had happen to me in the past. His front office staffwas so friendly too, so that was an added bonus. Great environment all around and I'm very lucky to have found his office!
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Dr. Putnam is very professional and thorough. He stays up to date on latest health research, medication and treatment options, would highly recommend to anyone suffering with anxiety disorders.
More than 1 year ago
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I've been to three doctors in three states in the last year and Dr. Putnam was the best by FAR! He actually listens, is open to alt. forms of treatment and doesn't push 10000 drugs down your throat. I have found my new long term Psychiatrist for sure.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Putnam is hands-down the best psychiatrist in the DMV! I have worked with three different psychiatrists in the area prior to seeing him and he is leaps and bounds above the rest - there's simply no comparison. He is incrediblywarm and friendly with a fantastic bedside manner - very easy to talk with. He made excellent professional recommendations for my treatment and made sure to explain them thoroughly to ensure I was comfortable with them. Also, the woman at the front desk (I believe her name is Constance) is equally warm, welcoming, and helpful. I am so glad I found them - I'll never see anyone else if I can help it!
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I was pleased.
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I didn't feel like he listened to me. I was upfront since the beginning of the session that I was looking for a second opinion, and he seemed to even be judging my current treatment. Which OK, he had different thoughts,that's why I went, but again he just wouldn't seemed to really listen to what I had to say. After that he said he would send a note to my current Psychiatrist by the end of the week with his thoughts and copy me. It's been now 2 weeks since my appointment and no notes. My doctor called them, they said they didn't have them and he was busy. The next day I called, and the super rude front desk lady said, "He's not here, the paperwork is on your desk, you need to stop calling". So yeah, overall a terrible experience.
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Dr. Putnam is an expert. He's also quick, efficient, and wastes no time! Highly recommend.
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Very personable, easy to talk to and had solid recommendations. Thank you for helping me!
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Dr. Putnam is personable, professional, and knowledgeable I felt very at ease with him. Also-- his staff is professional. I had no wait time whatsoever.
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Great!
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent, professional, punctual and a very good listener. Incredibly relieved to find someone so competent that also has a good front office staff and is pretty accessible overall.
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Dr. Putnam was very thorough, kind, and funny. He listened to my concerns and was very warm with allowing me to be a part of my treatment plan. I have found my doctor for life - awesome professional!
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Dr. Putnam was extremely knowledgeable and knew how to treat certain issues that I have been dealing with for a long time. I am confident that working with him will allow me to received not only the best care, but thecare that will provide the best results for me. Super happy with my decision to see Dr. Putnam.
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I had been looking for a new pyschiatrist since moving to the area and haven't found anyone who seemed to be a good fit, but as soon as I met this Dr I knew he would be my continuing care physicianfor mental health. His advice has been very helpful, we've been working hard together to switch out some of my more addictive and dangerous medications to safer ones that work just as well. He was even willing to do testing to figure out why some of my medications were impacting my life the way they were and has been very helpful. He explains everything to his patients so they know exactly what the treatment is and what to expect. He is very helpful and I am happy to be a patient of his. The only issue I have is that when I call, I've never actually reached someone over the phone when I call for an appointment or refill. I have to leave a message and wait for a call back. It's a little frustrating but they're also a very busy office, so it's understandable. They pay full attention to you while you're in the office, so the phone issue is something to note for those who like immediate pick-up of the phone at a doctor's office, but everything else is fantastic!
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Dr. Putnam is incredible relatable but very professional. I feel like we really accomplished things. A very pleasant and successful.
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Very professional and not judgmental. A very good choice
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I honestly feel lucky to have found Dr. Putnam. His bedside manner is, in a word, awesome. I felt super comfortable and I greatly appreciated that he listened to me and took time to get to know me. He was funny,engaging, and highly personable. He was incredibly knowledgeable, asked me relevant questions, and got my trust immediately.
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A+ from the moment I arrived. Warm welcome from front desk staff. Friendly and helpful. Dr. Putnam was top notch. Thorough, attentive, careful listener-- highly recommend. Dr. Putnam took his time to listen my concerns and address them thoroughly,explaining to me the process of treating my concerns. True professional.
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Consulting with Dr. Putnam on issues of anxiety, I found him to be very helpful: thoughtful and attentive--highly professional but at the same time able to project a demeanor of empathy and concern. I could not have been more pleased withthe consult and feel optimistic about this interaction and the ones that will follow.
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Dr. Putnam was attentive, was easy and pleasant to talk to.
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He listened to what I want out of treatment and was empathetic about side effects and reassuring about my achieving better results
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic and upbeat doctor who actuallly wants to help you get better. Can't recommend enough.
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Dr. Putnam is warm, approachable and knowledgeable. When I moved to the DC area, I looked for a doctor I knew I could go right to without jumping through too many hoops, and who also accepted my insurance. I've been veryhappy with Dr. Putnam and he's great at assessing where you're at and providing suggestions or treatment according to present needs or questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Very much to the point and helpul
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A very down to earth doctor who is easy to talk to and makes you feel very comfortable!
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He was thorough!
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Very alert. Great listener. Well-run office.
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Very friendly but also professional. I felt comfortable right away. Was very efficient and I didnt feel like my time was wasted. Despite leaving well before the allotted time frame it was a thorough consult.
More than 1 year ago
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He seemed to be very current in his knowledge, and he seemed to have a better understanding of neuroscience behind the medications than most psychiatrists I've seen. He was also very personable and seemed sincerely concerned about my well being.
More than 1 year ago
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Arrived early and was taken early. Dr. Putnam is very warm and caring. He listened, reviewed my meds and made recommendations for next steps which we started on right away. I would definitely recommend him.
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Uncaring, unprofessional looked like he couldn't care less what I was saying. Have never been so shocked at the treatment of a professional Doctor. I ave already filed a complaint with Insurance company and will go further with complaint toMedical Board.He saw me for 10-15 min and billed insurance company for 45min. My wife who accompanies me to all Doctor appointments because I have stage 4 cancer takes notes at all appointments asked if she could come in with me,doctor said he would see her separately. To our surprise we received two bills one for her and one for me. she saw doctor for less than 10 min is not a patient and received no medical prescription from doctor but handed a piece of paper with name of book and told her to read. we were shocked and called billing department to rectify situation. there was no return call. I even left message with a heads up I would be filling a complaint. Seems like they just don't care. Read the reviews on all of the other sites and there are similar complaint patterns.I have consulted my Oncologist and my Psychologists with concerns about the Doctor and both agreed that the billing is unethical or considered in legal terms not good practice. We are more concerned about treatment and ethics rather than money. this is a situation of Doctor just being wrong. I hope this won't happen to any one else thats why I'm writing this. Not sure how much longer I will live but do understand right and wrong. Very Sad I have to write letter like this.
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He was very helpful and I had a great appointment. He truly cared about me as a patient.
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So great! I think I laughed for most of the appointment. Highly recommend!
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