He/Him/HisAdult Psychiatrist, MD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Brian Tesar is a psychiatrist on the east side of Providence. Dr. Tesar can answer questions about medications for mental health, such as if medications could be helpful for you or whether or not to change or get off medications that you are already taking. Dr. Tesar has a relaxed style. He will engage you in a conversation about your history and your lifestyle to better understand how symptoms affect you. Dr. Tesar's emphasis is on well-defined and measured goals of treatment, providing practical and unbiased information, considering the context in which people use medications and the impact that may have on their functioning and outlook.
Dr. Tesar completed a psychiatric resdiency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1996. He has been on staff at the Cape Cod and Islands Community Mental Health Center, Gosnold Cape Cod, and Butler Hosptial (since 2009). Dr. Tesar has been in private practice in Providence since 2018. Previously, Dr. Tesar had practices in New York City and Cape Cod. Dr. Tesar has strong interests in the use of evolutionary therory and information technology in psychiatry. Dr. Tesar does not participate in pharmaceutical industry sponsored educational events and Dr. Tesar does not meet with pharmaceutical representatives in his office.
Dr. Tesar is located at 480 Hope Street in Providence. He requires inital visits to be in-person and thereafter telehealth visits are an option. The intial visit is usually 75 minutes. Follow-up visits for medication management are usually 20-25 minutes. Dr. Tesar only sees patients for therapy when it seems a natural progression from medication therapy. That is, through the process of medication management, a rapport that is conducive to therapy develops.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Barnes Hospital/Washington University, Psychiatric Residency, 1996
University of Illinois College of Medicine, MD, 1992
University of Chicago, BA, 1987
Rhode Island: CMD12836