Dr. Blevins


I am board-certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, with broad experience in the treatment of mental health and substance use issues.  I am a strong proponent of client-centered, evidence-based care.  While medications may play a role in your treatment, I believe in a multi-modal approach to mental health care that incorporates pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy with physical health and well-being.


My practice integrates medications and psychotherapy.  For clients already engaged in psychotherapy, I provide psychopharmacology consultations and/or medication management.  I offer GeneSight genetic testing to help tailor psychiatric medication treatment.  I do not participate in-network for any health insurance plans, but your out-of-network benefits may provide reimbursement for my services.

  • Adults, ages 18+

  • Depression

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • OCD

  • Addictions

    • Alcohol

    • Opioids

    • Stimulants

    • Cannabis

  • LGBTQ+

  • College students


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry 

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • Research Psychiatrist

New York State Psychiatric Institute

Division on Substance Use Disorders​

  • Affiliate Staff

​NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital​

  • Columbia University / NYSPI

    • Addiction Psychiatry Clinical Fellowship

    • Substance Use Disorders Research Fellowship

  • University of Virginia

    • Adult Psychiatry Residency​

    • Chief Resident

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

    • General Psychiatry: 72397

    • Addiction Psychiatry: 2692

  • NY State Medical License: 288318

  • Buprenorphine prescribing waiver

  • American Psychiatric Association

  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

    • Addictions and Their Treatment, Co-Director

  • American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology​


I have provided both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care for a large number of patients.  In addition to treating general psychiatric needs, I have had specialized training in the treatment of college/university students, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), LGBTQ+ clients, and people suffering from substance addictions.  My current role as an assistant professor and research psychiatrist also provides me with cutting edge insights into psychiatric and addiction treatment, which I am able to integrate into my clinical practice.

Derek Blevins MD Psychatrist
Derek Blevins MD Psychiatist
Derek Blevins MD Psychiatrist


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30 Central Park South, Suite 13A

(between 5th & 6th Ave)

New York, New York 10019

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