A forward thinking physician dedicated to discussing the unmentionables in healthcare.




Dr. Buxton’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Richmond Times Dispatch, Medical College of Virginia Alumni Magazine, Medical Society of Virginia, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry News, Abroad View Magazine, Richmond Magazine and Clinical Pain Advisor. He is a common expert on NBC12 News and recognized as a ‘Top Doc’ by Richmond Magazine.


He has received awards from organizations including the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American College of Psychiatrists, Medical Society of Virginia Foundation, Americorps, Virginia Commonwealth University, Emory University and Butler Hospital.



• The Happy Doc Podcast: Buddhism, Psychiatry & Pediatric Palliative Care


• Medium: Winter Has Arrived in Game of Thrones & America 


• NBC 12:  “The Benefits of Palliative care”


• Richmond Times Dispatch: Quoted in Deaths and questions pile up at Hampton Roads Regional Jail


• Clinical Pain Advisor: Perceived control important in Treating pain, depression in older patients

Dr. Buxton is a frequent speaker and thought leader on:


• Adult psychiatry/child psychiatry

• Palliative care

• Digital healthcare

• Social media

• Mental health innovation



He has presented at over 40 national and international academic meetings.

Dr. Buxton has served on committees for the Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychoanalytic Association, Harvard University Department of Palliative Care, Brown University Department of Psychiatry, CJW Medical Center Medical Executive Committee, CJW Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute and Rhode Island Psychiatric Association.


For more insights and resources in these areas, follow @DavidBuxtonMD on Twitter