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Referring Providers

About James Weiss, MD

My name is James Weiss, MD but I’ve always been called Jed. I moved to Chapel Hill from the San Francisco Bay Area 2 years ago after spending 10 years on the Clinical Faculty at Stanford University’s Medical Center as the psychiatric consultant to the Stanford inpatient pain program. I have been practicing psychiatry for many years and during that time, I’ve been in private practice, been Medical Director of two hospitals and have been on the clinical faculty and staff at UCLA, UCSF and Stanford. I have often been involved in teaching interns, residents and fellows at these hospitals and have really enjoyed it. Over the past 10 or 12 years, I’ve had a special interest in the psychiatric aspects of pain medicine, but I’ve also spent many years as a general psychiatrist and psychotherapist with interests in post-traumatic stress disorders, including sexual, environmental and occupational traumas, anxiety, depression and couples issues. I was trained at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute after going to Medical School at USC in Los Angeles. With a long-standing interest in psychotherapy, my philosophy as a psychiatrist is always to think about what is best for my patients and to encourage them to develop coping skills to deal with the challenges they face. This can include good medication practices as well as reflective therapeutic approaches. At Stanford as well as other places, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with some truly exceptional psychologists and physicians, which has served me well. Based on feedback I have received, my patients have consistently found me to be thoughtful and approachable. 

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • OCD
  • Pain Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Sex / Pornography Addiction
  • Somatoform Disorder
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Doctor of Medicine from the University of Southern California s School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA
– Bachelor of Art from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
– Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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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.