Welcome. Thanks For Visiting.

Hey, Jim Wallace here.

Thanks for visiting my web page.

I am pleased to introduce an important addition to my practice, the new to Augusta, high tech, highly effective treatment modality called TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve read about TMS in the news or heard about it on television.

I will continue to provide a wide range of psychiatric services to my patients, and I’m very excited about being able to also offer TMS. It is an effective non-drug psychiatric treatment, and it has none of the systemic side effects which are so common with medications. It has been well tested, and is, of course, FDA approved.

You’ll find more information about transcranial magnetic stimulation by mashing the TMS button in the menu at the top of this page, or by visiting TMS Augusta.

I’m online so that people searching for a psychiatrist in Augusta, Georgia, have a better chance of finding one. Some lists of psychiatrists, Augusta, Georgia, include doctors who left town many years ago. I’ve been in the private practice of psychiatry in Augusta, Georgia, since 1985. I plan to stay here.

Some of my patients are advised to see me, either by one of their doctors or by a family member. Some just decide on their own to seek my help. Many of my patients seem to have checked me out with someone before making an appointment. I certainly don’t blame them – it’s a big deal going to a psychiatrist, and you want to pick the right one for you.

I try to keep in mind something that Thomas Edison said in 1903, “The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” We’re not there yet – medications still have their place – but we’re getting there. One of my goals is to help my patients actually avoid future, repetitive episodes of psychiatric illnesses, and to fully recover. This means I want them to go beyond what can be done with medicines. I know that medicines are oftentimes necessary, but the best they usually do is allow people to be well enough off so that real healing can be attempted.

Maybe this web page will help you or someone you know with the process of understanding who I am, what I offer, and how to pick a psychiatrist right for you.

You will find information about me, my practice, my office policies and such matters via the buttons above. I will occasionally post additional items and information in the Blog section.

Your comments are welcomed. Thanks for visiting.

18 Responses to Welcome. Thanks For Visiting.

  1. Patricia B says:

    I went to Dr. Wallace as a complete and utter mess. I had been under another psychiatrist that made everything a lot WORSE. Dr. Wallace has put in a lot of time over the last 21 years and thanks to him I was able to keep my job and even retire from it! If you need help or even think you might, give the best a try.

    • admin says:

      Pat, it’s always been my honor and pleasure to know you, and to try to be of service to you. Your words mean a lot, and I very much appreciate them. Thank you so much.

  2. Celeste says:

    I appreciate how you and your staff give assistance on many different levels of treatment and general help for a variety of needs.

    • admin says:

      Thank you so much. I will let my staff know that you appreciate them. It’s a joy to have such wonderful patients, and our pleasure to be able to help you.

  3. billy s says:

    I get along with Dr. Wallace and I enjoy my time with him. We talk about everything and anything. We talk about the medical issues that bring me in to see him. He believes in doing everything that can be done to help a mental illness and I truly appreciate that. I do not feel left out or just one more patient who clocks in and clocks out. He’s not like that at all. He gives you his total undivided attention and often suggests improvements you can make in your personal life to deal with your illness that you might not have thought about. He gets a perfect score from me. He is very devoted to his patients and very professional and open-minded.

  4. Amanda S says:

    Dr. Wallace has helped me in numerous ways. When I first saw him, I was very ill and struggling greatly. With his help and his dedication to my success, I have been able to achieve health again. I continue to work with him, and I am grateful that he is so dedicated to his patients. You won’t go wrong in choosing Dr. Wallace. If you are searching for a good psychiatrist, it would benefit you to check him out!

    • admin says:

      Thank you for visiting my site, and for your comments. Being a doctor means so much more to me because I have such wonderful patients.

  5. Beth D says:

    I have been a patient of Dr. Wallace’s for quite some time and I must say as a medical professional myself that his practice is unique and very impressive in that he is one of the few who practices with psychotherapy as well as appropriate meds if needed. Dr. Wallace truly cares about his patients and is extremely knowledgeable in his field of practice. He has had much influence in my life and has helped me achieve a quality of life that I thought was impossible. He has never given up on me and has my best interest at heart. He truly is a Godsend!! I recommend his practice to anyone who wants a physician who really cares and at the same time has the vast knowledge in his field to offer guidance and hope! Thank you Dr. Wallace for giving me my life back and truly caring about my welfare! In addition his secretary Janice is a jewel to deal with. She also has had my best interest at heart. To anyone who is looking for a physician in his field who is unique and really cares I strongly recommend Dr. Wallace as a road to success and happiness in your life as well as HOPE! I have a life back, Beth D.

    • admin says:

      I know that Janice will appreciate your comments, and I will share them with her. It is our honor to be able to help. I will never give up on you.

  6. Anastasia M says:

    I am looking for a psychiatrist in the Augusta area. I recently moved back from Oklahoma and am in need of a doctor. Do you have any openings for new patients?

    • admin says:

      Sorry for missing you comment until now. Welcome back to Augusta. Yes, I have openings in my practice for new patients.

  7. Michael C says:

    I am contacting you in hopes of relieving my wife’s relentless paranoia.She andI went to Serenity in October 2011, she was given an injection of Invega. It was miracle seven days later she was cured , we finally had peace and trust. we stay on this course for year and a half. Then weight gain caused her frustration and minor depression, so Dr.Messulam started prescribing Abilify and Citropelam and now my wife walks in constant fear. Please consult with her as soon as it is possible.She is a beautiful person and I will find her an exceptional Dr.

    • admin says:

      I hope she’s doing a lot better now. If there’s anything I can do, please call for an appointment.

      I’m sorry to have missed your message until now.

  8. Miss B. says:

    After many years of seeing you, this is the first time I’ve seen your website. Not too bad.

    I appreciated your discussion re the dearth of reputable psychiatrists in private practice in Augusta. I thought that a town with a medical school with a (what was once a very good) department of psychiatry would have a decent selection of psychiatrists. Nope. Maybe I got spoiled by having previously lived in an area with more psychiatrists per square inch than any other area in the United States. I hope I never have to be hospitalized, but I am concerned that there is no local inpatient service except at MCG and East Georgia Regional Hospital (or whatever they’re now calling that place on Mike Padgett Highway). Guess I’ll be making an out-of-town trip if I ever need to be hospitalized. Has any person or group ever put pressure on University, Trinity, or Doctors to find out why they don’t have a psych unit?

    Thanks for having this website available. You’re a decent person and a good doctor. In answer to the age-old question, “Yes, I would recommend you to a family member or a close friend.”

    • admin says:

      It’s amazing that we don’t have the sort of inpatient facilities we should have, isn’t it.

      Yes, there have been attempts to change things. I’m not sure exactly why they have failed, but my guess is the institutions understand the business aspects of psychiatric inpatient treatment are not to their advantage, so something like that.

      Thanks for visiting my site, and for your comments.

  9. Lydia says:

    I am blessed to have found Dr. W. to talk to the past 3 years. He is easy to talk to, caring,understanding,very personable and knowledgeable . I highly recommend him as a psychiatrist.If you want someone like this who doesn’t fit the stereotype of a psychiatrist-stoic faced ,blah personality ,writing constantly on a notepad and not saying much except “uhuh,what else? then you won’t go wrong choosing him.
    I don’t think anyone would go wrong choosing him.

    • admin says:

      It’s me that’s blessed to be able to help you. I consider it an honor, and a privilege.

      Thanks so much for saying something so nice about me, Ms Lydia.

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