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About James Dowd, PA-C

Mr. Dowd knows that offering effective mindcare requires open and honest communication. He wants the people he works with to feel heard and safe enough to share any questions or concerns regarding their care. James prioritizes building a relationship of trust and respect with his patients, including them in the decision-making process and taking time to make sure they are comfortable with all decisions made. Using a team-based approach, he wants patients to know that he will work together with them to achieve optimal care. At the end of the day, his work is about improving and maintaining a high quality of life for the patient. Working with a wide range of ages, he offers medication management for multiple mindcare issues.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Anger
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Bipolar I & II
  • Depression
  • Depression with Psychosis
  • Depression with Suicidality
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control (non-alcohol / drug)
  • Irritability
  • OCD
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis w/ Long-Acting Injectable
  • Schizophrenia / Schizoaffective
  • Severe Bipolar with Psychosis
  • Sex / Pornography Addiction
  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • badge-2 LGBTQ+ CareSignifies post graduate education in gender and sexual diversity and recognizes specialization in LGBTQ+ care.
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master s in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University located in Pittsburgh, PA
– Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), by the American Heart Association (AHA), in Basic Life Support (BLS), and in Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

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February 2, 2021

An amazingly compassionate, brilliant man! I am encouraged each time I tell-meet with him. Extremely smart and attentive.


January 25, 2021

He asks questions that make me feel like he cares.


January 13, 2021

James is very friendly and approachable. Takes things very seriously but at the same time makes things light so I don t feel strange talking about meds. James is terrific! Please recognize him for doing such a great work!


January 11, 2021

Always empathetic


December 8, 2020

Mr. Dowd is an excellent provider that has helped to completely turn my life around. He has prescribed and monitors the right medications I need to keep my ADHD and repetitive behaviors under control. I am very grateful to MindPath for employing competent providers like Mr. Dowd.


December 4, 2020

Professionally personal, really let's you explain and works with what you feel


November 11, 2020

I'm very happy with my experience


November 5, 2020

Mr. Dowd is a good listener. He understood my issues and has a positive outlook. I look forward to working with Mr. Dowd.


November 2, 2020

James is a compassionate young clinician


July 22, 2020

I really liked James. He took the time to talk to me. I highly recommend him.

June 11, 2020

It was fine


March 20, 2020

Great and warming first experience


February 29, 2020

Mr. Dowd was great!

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.