John G. Looney, MD, MBA John G. Looney, MD, MBA

John G. Looney, MD, MBA

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

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919-684-6457 Office number
919-684-8429; 919-403-0565
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919-684-8429; 919-403-0565 Fax number
Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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Contact
919-684-6457 Office
919-684-8429; 919-403-0565 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist. I treat children, adolescents, college students, graduate students, and young adults. Some of the reasons a child would come to see me are because of obsessional traits, attention deficit problems, or significant anxiety. I try to understand the causes of those and deal with them through understanding, talking, patience, and sometimes medication. With adolescents and young adults, a wide variety of problems can emerge, including depression, acting-out behaviors, drug or alcohol abuse, and relationship issues. When I meet with a patient I try to draw them out about who they are and what brought them to me; learn about their background, their strengths, and what it is they want to do with their lives. I use medicine a little more sparingly than many psychiatrists. I certainly do prescribe medication, and medication now is both very safe and very effective, but I still use it probably more sparingly than other psychiatrists.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1969
RESIDENCY
Psychiatry, Timberlawn Psychiatric Center (Texas), 1970-1972
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1974-1976
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View John Looney's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.