Michael Reed, MD, Psychiatry, Nashville, TN, Saint Thomas West Hospital


Psychiatry Nashville, TN

Dr. Mike Reed co-founded Associated Psychiatrists of Nashville in 1989.

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  • Nashville, Tennessee-based Psychiatrist Mike Reed, MD has been licensed to practice medicine by the Tennessee Medical Board of Examiners since 1986. Over the course of his career as a clinical psychiatrist, he has accumulated more than 60,000 hours of experience diagnosing and treating patients afflicted with complicated mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, and insomnia.

    He is especially adept in dealing with the underly causes of refractory depression (depression which has not remitted despite multiple trials of different medications.) Unlike many other psychiatrists, Dr. Reed routinely performs laboratory testing on his patients to identify problems that effect ranging from vitamin D3 or B12 deficiencies, anemia, thyroid abnormalities, diabetes, to DNA mutations. He also explores advanced treatment options such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) which uses magnetic currents to stimulate parts of the brain that are known to be functioning improperly in patients suffering from depression. Brainwaves are basically realigned back to their original healthy state as if a “reset” button has been pushed. The outcomes Dr. Reed has seen have been astounding with nearly 90% of patients treated achieving marked and sustained improvement.

    Dr. Michael Reed completed a psychiatry residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that included training in psychotherapy under psychoanalysts Dr. Volney Gay and Dr. Pietro Tedesco. He received his medical degree from the James Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree in ethology, the study of animal instinct in the wild, from the University of Tennessee. He went on to co-found the Associated Psychiatrists of Nashville (APON) in 1989, along with Dr. W. Scott West. The group has subsequently expanded to include five trained psychiatrists.

Skills & Expertise

  • Depression, Auditory Pathways, Auditory Perception, Axonal Transport, Folic Acid, Kinetics, Methionine, Neurological Models, Theoretical Models

Education & Training

  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityRESIDENCY
  • East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
    East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1986 - 2022

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