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Jacob C. Holzer, MD

  • Attending Psychiatrist, Geriatric Outpatient Clinic and Memory Diagnostic Clinic
  • Instructor, Harvard Medical School


Accepting New Patients




Clinical Interests
  • Medical psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry/Brain Injury
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Forensic Psychiatry
Medical Education
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Belmont: McLean Hospital
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Holzer has a broad clinical background in general adult psychiatry, medical psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, psychopharmacology, and geriatric psychiatry, an academic/clinical focus in forensic psychiatry, and ABPN Board Certification in General and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Holzer is committed to understanding and improving the quality of care in clinical psychiatry, and advancing the understanding and application of forensic psychiatry and legal medicine, through clinical care, education, research, and consultation with legal, business, and government sectors.

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

Holzer JC, Giakas W, Mazure C, Price B. Dysarthria during ECT given for parkinsons?s disease and depression. Convulsive Therapy 1992; 8(3):201-203

McDougle C, Goodman W, Leckman J, Holzer JC, Barr L, McCance-Katz E, Heninger G, Price L. Limited therapeutic effect of addition of buspirone in fluvoxamine-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. Am J Psychiatry 1993; 150:647-649.

Tisher P, Holzer JC, Greenberg M, Benjamin S, Devinsky O, Bear D. Psychiatric presentations of epilepsy. Harvard Rev Psychiatry 1993; 1:219-228.

Holzer JC, Goodman W, McDougle C, Baer L, Boyarsky B, Leckman J, Price L. Obsessive-compulsive disorder with and without a chronic tic disorder: a comparison of symptoms in 70 patients. British J Psychiatry 1994; 164:469-473.

Holzer JC, Gansler D, Moczynski N, Folstein M. Cognitive functions in the informed-consent evaluation process: a pilot study. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 1997; 25(4):531-40.

Candilis PJ, Foti ME, Holzer JC. End-of-life care and mental illness: a model for community psychiatry and beyond. Community Mental Health Journal 2004; 40(1):3-16.

Selected Edited Books, Chapters

Holzer JC, Bear D. Psychiatric considerations in patients with epilepsy. In: Schachter S, Schomer D, editors. The Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy: A Practical Guide. San Diego: Academic Press; 1997. p. 131-147.

Holzer J. Ch.5 Decision trees and clinical algorithms. In: Stern TA. The Ten-Minute Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment. New York: Professional Publishing Group Ltd.; 2005. p 43-52.


Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-5600
McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478-9106
Phone: 617-855-3263
Fax: 617-855-3246

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