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Bruce Alan Kehr

Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D. is the Founder and President of Potomac Psychiatry. He has been named a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” annually from 2012 to 2019; and in 2019 he was the only adult psychiatrist named “Top Doctor” by Bethesda Magazine. Dr. Kehr is an accomplished author whose works have been read by over 1,000,000 people in 206 countries. In 2020 and 2021, his blog was ranked #2 in the nation among the top 50 mental health-related blogs. He is also the Founder of PainScript, a personalized digital platform for pain management, substance use disorder and chronic care management. His extensive writings and inventions highlight his passion for helping patients with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, life adjustment issues, substance use disorder and bipolar disorder. He will do “whatever it takes” to help someone ease emotional pain, recover their health, and improve their relationships with others; utilizing Root Cause Psychiatry, for patients have not responded well to prior treatment, using innovative new tests related to psychiatric genomics, the microbiome and leaky gut syndrome, food allergies, and nutritional deficiencies. He also treats adolescents and adults with psychotherapy. Many of his clients are attorneys, physicians, and business leaders. Through his collective expertise and experience in business and psychiatry, he specializes in helping business executives lead more balanced, symptom-free lives. He is the author of Becoming Whole, A Healing Companion to Ease Emotional Pain and Find Self-Love, and co-author of Enduring Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips for Caring for Your Loved One and Yourself.


  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor, 2012 to 2019
  • Bethesda Magazine Top Doctor, 2019 – Present
  • Global Health & Pharma (GHP), Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2020, Best Psychiatric Care Provider in Maryland (Practice Award)
  • PharmaVOICE 100, “One of the top 100 most inspirational and influential people in the life sciences industry.”