Dr. R. Dewayne Book, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. R. Dewayne Book is a Psychiatrist at AIM, having joined our team in the late spring of 2022. Dr. Book specializes in addictive disorders, having studied neurobiology and biochemistry to understand chemical brain functions. This knowledge informs his well-rounded, individualized approach to treating patients struggling with addiction, an approach that also includes medication management, psychotherapy, patient education, and social network development. Dr. Book also offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at AIM. TMS is often used when a patient has treatment-resistant depression and has previously tried other treatment methods and modalities.

Dr. Book received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He was the outstanding resident of the year during his residency at the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center.

Working in a variety of settings and having a private practice since 1999 has led him to have over 30 years of experience treating patients with a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including PTSD, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Prior to coming to AIM, Dr. Book was the Medical Director of the Addiction Recovery Center at MindPath, and was the Medical Director at Fellowship Hall for 10 years.

Dr. Book received the ROCK Sleyster Scholarship from American Medical Association as well as the Fredrick B. Glaser Award from the Governors Institute. He was president of the NC Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) chapter, a guest editor of the NC Medical Journal, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Duke University Medical Center.

Education:
Mercer University School Of Medicine — M.D.
University Of Georgia School Of Social Work — M.S.W.
Louisiana State University — B.S.