• Bruce A. Kehr, M.D.

  • Bruce A. Kehr, M.D.

    National Award-Winning Psychiatrist and Author

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    Meet Dr. Bruce Alan Kehr

    “Helping others brings me enormous joy. My philosophy is to evaluate and treat you as a Whole Person, by meticulously identifying and treating the unique genetic, biological, psychological, social, and life-stage causes of your emotional distress, persistently striving to help you achieve a full recovery. My approach may include innovative laboratory and genetic testing; coordination with other medical specialists, family doctors, psychotherapists and nutritionists; prescription medication and supplements; and nutrition and lifestyle modifications. I also provide caring and empathetic psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families, with a special focus on professionals and senior executives. Learn more about my approach to treatment at my extensive, searchable blog library, or by reading my best selling book, Becoming Whole: A Healing Companion to Ease Emotional Pain and Find Self-Love.”

    Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D. is the Founder and President of Potomac Psychiatry. He has been named a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” annually from 2012 to 2019; and in 2019 he was the only adult psychiatrist named “Top Doctor” by Bethesda Magazine. Dr. Kehr is an accomplished author whose works have been read by over 800,000 people in 206 countries. In 2020, his blog was ranked #2 in the nation among the top 50 mental health-related blogs. His extensive writings highlight his passion for helping patients with anxietydepression, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, life adjustment issues, and bipolar disorder. He will do “whatever it takes” to help someone ease emotional pain, recover their health, and improve their relationships with others, utilizing Personalized Precision Psychiatry. Many of his new patients have not responded well to prior treatment efforts, and Dr. Kehr systematically evaluates them using innovative new tests related to psychiatric genomics, the microbiome and leaky gut syndrome, food allergies, and vitamin and other nutritional deficiencies. He also treats adolescents and adults with psychotherapy. Many of his clients are attorneys, physicians, and business leaders. Through his collective expertise and experience in business and psychiatry, he specializes in helping top business executives lead more balanced, symptom-free lives. He is also a co-author of Enduring Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips for Caring for Your Loved One and Yourself; and the mini-book Ease Emotional Pain: 9 Steps to Build Yourself a Healthier Brain.

    Dr. Kehr also serves on the Board of the Institute on Aging of the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to 2009; and was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspiring and Influential Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry,” by the readers and editors of PharmaVOICE in 2007.

    Dr. Kehr received training in psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, where he also completed his training psychoanalysis; and continued his psychoanalytic training in the Washington, D.C. area. A forensic consultant in neuropsychiatry and traumatic brain injury, Dr. Kehr is also the inventor of sixteen issued patents in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Canada, in the field of medication adherence software, hardware and communications technologies.

    Dr. Kehr has frequently lectured on many aspects of psychiatry and psychotherapy; the use of genetic testing in diagnosing and treating emotional distress; medication adherence, where he is recognized as an expert; and on the neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by an MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314