Dr. John Wynn

Psychiatry
Mercer Island, WA
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

1120 Cherry Street, Suite 240, Seattle, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

About

Bio

Dr. John Wynn is a Seattle psychiatrist and physician educator working in the areas of oncology, organizational consultation, and physician health. Dr. Wynn received his BA in Philosophy from Yale College and the MD degree from the University of Illinois. He is Board-certified in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, and is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Since 2000 Dr. Wynn has been Medical Director for Cancer Psychiatry at the Swedish Cancer Institute of Seattle, the largest provider of cancer care in the Pacific Northwest. He has repeatedly received local, regional and national accolades as a “Best Doctor.” Trained and former faculty at the UCLA <i>Center for the Study of Organizational and Group Dynamics,</i> Dr. Wynn has addressed workplace collaboration, motivation, and leadership with clients in manufacturing, government, and the professions. Widely recognized as a leader in the care and education of physicians, he has been a resource to organizations promoting the well-being of physicians, including the Washington Physicians Health Program, where he currently chairs the Board of Directors. He also sits on the Board of the Ernest Becker Foundation, an organization devoted to the frank examination of death anxiety in modern culture. The American Psychiatric Association has honored Dr. Wynn twice, in 2005 as a <i>Master Clinical Educator </i>and as a Distinguished Fellow in 2012.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
What is real?: The crucial ability to distinguish thoughts, feelings & perceptions (internal stimuli) from what is going on around you (external stimuli). Delusions,... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Stress!: A stressful confrontation will often activate the "fight or flight" response that prepares you to defend yourself & evade danger. Your pupils dilate t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Not likely…: Hi jenni i'm not sure what you mean by "aura." brain tumors, migraines, anxiety, dehydration, sleep deprivation, high blood sugar, epilepsy and other... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Trazodone/Desyrel: Trazodone is used for insomnia and, in higher doses, depression. It is generally well-tolerated, although high doses can be quite sedating and prolong... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
We're all different…: People often go through multiple drugs before finding the best one or combination. You must have a full evaluation to make sure the diagnosis is corre... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Your : Your description certainly does not suggest anything abnormal. Your daughter's affection suggests a warm, loving connection between the two of you. Co... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
General health care!: To keep your nervous system working well: eat well, sleep well, get regular exercise & engage in enjoyable activities and meaningful work whenever pos... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Paradoxical reaction: Some people do experience agitation or arousal in response to benzodiazepines, including diazepam/valium & alprazolam/xanax. Sometimes this is because... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Antagonism : Antagonism is in the eyes of the beholder, and the relationship between mother and son changes over time: what is appropriate maternal behavior with a... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Lorazepam Withdrawal: Ativan/lorazepam 0.5mg daily can lead to withdrawal in some people. The longer you have been taking it the greater the risk, but such a small dose gen... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Antipsychotic drug: Olanzapine is used for the treatment of mood & psychotic disorders. It is effective as a mood-stabilizing drug in bipolar disorder and may have some a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
General : General rule: any medication can cause any side effect. All of the problems you mention might be caused by Prozac (fluoxetine). But keep in mind that... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Sleep, anxiety Rx: This is a large group of drugs commonly used for sedation/sleep, anxiety relief, & muscle relaxation. Valium, ativan, Klonopin (diazepam, lorazepam, c... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Your : Your daughter has a hobby that she shares with a group of friends who all enjoy the same interest; that sounds great. As a parent you are most concern... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Ringing /tinnitus: Tinnitus often comes & goes without obvious cause. How loud, how frequent can vary with anxiety and anger. If the lexapro/escitalopram was prescribed ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Venlafaxine/Effexor: This is a brain-active drug most often used for anxiety & depression, though it also has shown benefit in neuropathic pain. It works-, as do almost al... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wynn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wynn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jul 26, 2015
a wonderful, helpful man who helps a stranger.
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This saved my life. Thank you. I cannot thank you enough for your fast, thoughtful reply to my question. I have new hope and will keep on my path to wellness!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Residency

Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Member, American College of Psychiatrists
Top Doc, Seattle Magazine

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
American College of Psychiatrists
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