Dr. Thomas Rusk

Psychiatry
59 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Rusk has 20 years of private practice in psychiatry; 20 years of experience as a forensic psychiatrist; was actively engaged as a clinical professor of psychiatry for 26 years; helped with hundreds of criminal and dozens of civil matters, including personal injury, testamentary capacity, wrongful termination, medical and dental malpractice; and has even appeared on Oprah.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Maine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rusk
59 years experience Psychiatry
Some Options: Bipolar depression meds like Seroquel and Latuda taken at night can help with anxiety too. In addition buspirone/Buspar at an adequate dose can help, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rusk
59 years experience Psychiatry
Interaction Risk Etc: Multiple interactions possible and though the side effects are usually mild they can become severe. Risks include Serotonin Syndrome (see Wikipedia), ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rusk
59 years experience Psychiatry
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Nov 26, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rusk is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is very useful. I will mention it when I see my GP on Tues in relation to my increased waist line and with my psychiatrist in Jan when we will consider whether to m...Read More
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Your answer was helpful! Thank you.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, QC
Graduated 1962MD

Residency

University of Cincinnati
Completed 1966

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
Distinguished Fellow American Psychiatric Assoc.

Affiliations

Penobscot community health center
Lourdes Counseling Center
University of California at San Diego
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