GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY
ANXIETY AND MOOD DISORDERS
ALCOHOL, CANNABIS, AND PRESCRIPTION ABUSE USE DISORDERS
PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION SIMPLIFICATION AND DISCONTINUATION
DR. WILLIAM L. BROWN, MD
Dr. William (Bill) Brown has been practicing adult psychiatry since 1995. He was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Reed College, he went on to attend Oregon Health Science University, graduating from medical school with his MD in 1991. He completed his residency in psychiatry, also at OSHU, where he served as Chief Resident in 1995.
Dr. Brown started his career treating severe and persistent mental disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and treatment resistant major depressive disorder) at the State Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Since moving to Spokane in 2004, he has worked at the Spokane VA; in both the inpatient and outpatient clinics (PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, through 2014); in private practice at Spokane Psychiatry Clinic (all disorders, 2014-2015); and currently has his own private practice at Integrative Psychiatry and Psychology.
Dr. Brown’s views medications as but one of the many tools that are options for patients to use in their recovery. His perspective that it is just as important to point people away from medications (where these could be harmful) as it is to point people towards the right medication (where these might be helpful). Since medications are just one of many treatment options, Dr. Brown provides education (and referral, as needed) to alternative biologic, psychological, spiritual, and social treatment tools, in addition to medications.