Dr. Busch


Gerald Busch graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with a BA in Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology. He attended University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
and completed his Internal Medicine internship at Baylor Medical School in 1982. Dr.
Busch conducted research on the progesterone receptor at the Center for Population
Research and Reproductive Biology until 1985. He completed his Psychiatry Residency
at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1989 and a Fellowship
in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1990. He was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
during the following year, also at UT Houston.

Dr. Busch opened his private practice in Psychiatry in 1990. His practice philosophy
is to place himself at the service of others. His primary interests are the
health, comfort, and safety of his patients. His philosophy and strategy regarding
medication is discussed in "Practice Philosophy."

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Busch's Practice Philosophy is one of service.  For Dr. Busch, 
the development of a therapeutic alliance with his patient is of 
paramount importance.  Letting his patient know that he is in 
their corner, that he is there to help them with their problems 
or dilemmas, that he is there to serve them - this is what is crucial 
in the practice.  When Dr. Busch recommends and administers a 
treatment for a patient, he wants to know two things: does the 
treatment work, and does the patient like the treatment.  If a 
medication is not working, or if the patient doesn't like it, it's time 
for another medication trial.

Dr. Busch is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the following:

  • Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry (Added-qualification)
  • Forensic Psychiatry (Added-qualification)
  • He is also a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO)