Bruce A. Kehr

Bruce A. Kehr
5920 Hubbard Dr
Rockville, MD 20852

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Special interest in treating senior executives, physicians, and attorneys using both psychotherapy and medication.

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Bruce A. Kehr MD


“If you are in emotional pain, I’d like to help. My philosophy is to treat the whole person, by meticulously identifying and treating the underlying biological, psychological, social, and life-stage causes of emotional distress, persistently striving to help you achieve a full recovery. My approach may include innovative laboratory and genetic testing; coordination with other medical specialists, family doctors, psychotherapists and nutritionists; medication management; and nutrition and lifestyle modifications. I also provide caring and empathetic psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. Learn more about my approach to treatment at”

Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D. is the Founder and President of Potomac Psychiatry. Dr. Kehr is passionate about helping patients ease emotional pain, end aloneness, find self-love, and improve love relations. He treats adolescents, adults, and the elderly in psychotherapy, and with medication management when needed. Through his collective expertise and experience in business and psychiatry, he specializes in helping top business executives, attorneys and physicians lead more balanced, symptom-free lives. He is also the author of Becoming Whole: A Healing Companion to Help Ease Emotional Pain and Find Self-Love, to be published on Valentine’s Day, 2018, by Greenleaf Book Group. Read more about Becoming Whole at

Dr. Kehr has been voted one of the area’s “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian Magazine from 2012 to 2017, after polling more than 10,000 randomly selected physicians in the DC area, and asking them where they would send their patients and family members for treatment. Dr. Kehr also serves on the Board of the Institute on Aging of the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to 2009; and was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspiring and Influential Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry,” by the readers and editors of PharmaVOICE in 2007.

Dr. Kehr received training in psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, where he also completed his training in psychoanalysis; and has continued his psychoanalytic training in the Washington, D.C. area. A forensic consultant in neuropsychiatry and traumatic brain injury, Dr. Kehr is also the inventor of sixteen issued patents in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Canada, as well as issued and pending trademarks and service marks, in the field of medication adherence software, hardware and communications technologies.

Dr. Kehr writes a weekly blog, and has frequently lectured on many aspects of psychiatry and psychotherapy; medication adherence, where he is recognized as an expert; and on the neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by an MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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