Never let anyone come to you without coming away better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile - Mother Teresa

J. Patrick Ware, MD

Dr Ware has offered: "For centuries throughout man's history, he has attempted to define human success as the presence of pleasure and/or the absence of pain. When one learns how to embrace all of one's heart and soul, Fear and Anger are naturally transformed into Love and Gratitude. It doesn't take long to go from seeing beauty elsewhere in the world to being a part of Life's wonderment yourself."

"Although the diagnostic process of labeling human angst has potential professional value, I have rarely if ever seen diagnosis be an effective intervention tool. It has more often appeared to serve as a validation tool for the explanation of continued angst and misery."

Dr. Ware is an Emory University fully trained child, adolescent, adult and family Psychiatrist with over 29 years of experience in private practice.

Dr. Ware has served as a consultant to business and industry. He has taught at the college and medical school level providing supervision to Pediatric residents, graduate fellows and faculty at Emory University. He has over 10 years of experience as program director for inpatient child and adolescent treatment facilities. He served as a general medical office in the United States Navy for two years following his medical internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1975. His primary areas of expertise include developmental, learning, mood and behavior dysfunction along with the complex issues of physical, emotional and sexual abuse."  

Dr. Ware is committed to patient growth, achievement and the overall enhancement of life quality. He considers the use of medication when necessary and helpful as an adjunct in concert always with concurrent psychotherapeutic support and direction. Dr. Ware is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Ware is eclectic and holistic in his clinical orientation.

 An Uncertain Pilgrim 
Dr. Ware published an individual self awareness resource entitledAn Uncertain Pilgrim” ©1997 J Patrick Ware, MD which is designed to augment an individual’s self exploratory work.

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Read Dr. Ware's article on Conflict and Spirituality

Ask Dr. Ware

Although an experienced consultant/clinician cannot make effective recommendations to a client without a full understanding of all relevant issues and utilizing a general comment or suggestion, in lieu of a comprehensive formal evaluation, can in itself be unwise, Dr. Ware is willing to respond to some general questions that interested parties may submit. Inquirers are strongly encouraged to find an experienced clinician they are comfortable with to fully explore complex issues.

No answer from Dr. Ware should be construed nor is it intended to replace a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced clinician.

You may email your questions directly to Response times vary with the volume of questions but may be expected usually within a week and most often much more quickly. Thank you in advance for your interest.

There are many talented, well trained, experienced, wise clinicians “out there.” I strongly encourage those seeking answers and/or assistance in enhancing the quality of their lives to seek out a well-screened clinician that you can communicate with well and proceed.

It is imperative, however, just as in the seeking of information from any source, that the person seeking the information, advice or counsel must exercise good judgment and perhaps even caution. It is the experience and opinion of this clinician that credentials alone do not define ability. “Buyer be smart.” Dr. Ware recommends extreme caution in allowing a third party (such as health insurance companies or managed care companies) that has a financial interest in clients not accessing health care to choose with whom the client works.


J. Patrick Ware, M.D.
P.O. Box 871149
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087

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