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 has extensive background and training in the evaluation and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury, having been trained by world-renowned neuropsychiatrists including Drs. Dietrich Blumer, Michael P. Alexander, and D. Frank Benson (deceased) during his residency program; and having directed a neuropsychiatry consulting program at a rehabilitation center specializing in traumatic brain injury patients.
Dr. Kehr has also evaluated and treated many patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has written extensively about this condition in his blog, and in his book, Becoming Whole, where he devoted two chapters to this condition.
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 anxiety, depression, 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 at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Tufts New England Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, where he was Chief Resident. 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. View complete curriculum vitae for Dr. Bruce Kehr.
Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:
- Assessment of traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome
- Assessment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Emotional injury/damages
- Recommendation of treatment needs and prognosis