James Dowd

Physician Assistant

Durham, NC | Telehealth


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About James Dowd, PA-C

James wants his patients to feel heard and safe when they share questions or concerns. He helps children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with depression with psychosis, depression with suicidality, psychosis with long-acting injectables, and treatment-resistant depression. James’ team-based approach uses medication management. He uses individualized care plans to set achievable goals for his patients.

Education & Certifications

– Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) – Chatham University
– Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – American Heart Association
– Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
– Certified in Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender-affirming mental health care
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks/Disorders
  • Psychiatry consultation
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress/Stress management
  • Trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC
  • Behavioral Health Systems NC
  • EHN Multistate NC

Don’t see your plan? Call us at 855-501-1004 to see if you are covered.

Insurance plans may vary by location and are subject to change.



May 27, 2022

Attentive, patient caring listener. Overall experience very positive. Appreciate the caring attentive care.


October 25, 2021

James is a fantastic person to deal with.


October 21, 2021

James Dowd is great! 10/10 Would recommend! I feel heard & understood!


October 15, 2021

He asks all the right questions! Love Mind Path, and James Dowd!


October 15, 2021

James is outstanding


October 12, 2021

Each appointment I have with James I come away with a better perspective of how to work with my diagnosis.


October 11, 2021

I find working with James Dowd to be productive.


October 11, 2021

He shows empathy and compassion. Great provider. The Spravato team in Durham Hwy 50 are great!


October 7, 2021

Very special person he is caring and sooo real about meeting his patients needs. True person


October 7, 2021

I just appreciate having a professional who listens!


October 6, 2021

Easy an efficient way and Dr Dowd is easy to connect too.


September 28, 2021

Listened, provided options. Works with me as a team. Feels like we re solving issues together instead of being told what to do.


September 20, 2021

James is very thorough and caring and is highly invested in my mental health care and progress.


September 17, 2021

Excellent customer service. James is an excellent employee. You re lucky to have him.


September 16, 2021

Thank you for trying to help an old man


September 16, 2021

The platform is very easy to use and my provider James Dowd has been great at listening and helping me find the right treatment.


September 10, 2021

James is always helpful, considerate and caring


September 9, 2021

I have been in therapy for many years prior, but he is hands down the best mental health professional I ve ever had. I ve never felt so comfortable and understood. He explained every question I had in a very understandable way. He never once made me feel like my issues were things that other people didn t experience; he made me feel like that while my symptoms exist, we can find a solution together to help.


September 1, 2021

He is personable and professional.


August 10, 2021

I m happy with the provider I m seeing and would recommend him to others. He has been quick to move things forward in my care while still being thorough in understanding where I m coming from.


August 9, 2021

Professional, courteous, and caring.


August 6, 2021

He s great


January 25, 2021

He asks questions that make me feel like he cares.


January 13, 2021

James is very friendly and approachable. Takes things very seriously but at the same time makes things light so I don t feel strange talking about meds. James is terrific! Please recognize him for doing such a great work!


January 11, 2021

Always empathetic


December 8, 2020

Mr. Dowd is an excellent provider that has helped to completely turn my life around. He has prescribed and monitors the right medications I need to keep my ADHD and repetitive behaviors under control. I am very grateful to MindPath for employing competent providers like Mr. Dowd.


November 11, 2020

I'm very happy with my experience


November 2, 2020

James is a compassionate young clinician


July 22, 2020

I really liked James. He took the time to talk to me. I highly recommend him.


March 20, 2020

Great and warming first experience