Providing clinical assessments and treatment for children, teenagers and families.
Helping each child embrace his or her age, and capture the adventure of childhood.

Services Provided

Consultations, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, and medication evaluation and management. Dr. Brown does not conduct forensic evaluations and does not offer opinions regarding custody disputes. Optimal treatment planning includes, but is not limited to, input from outside therapists, teachers, school administrators, and parents.

Dr. Brown does not file insurance claims, nor participates in provider networks.
Paperwork is provided for patients who desire to file their own claims.


Dr-Meriwether-Brown Dr. Meriwether Brown

About Dr. Brown

Meriwether Brown, MD, has been living and working in Decatur, and other parts of North Alabama for ten years. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and went on to study Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI, and completed further study in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospitals in Providence, RI.

Dr. Brown is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She founded River City Psychiatry, Inc., in 2014.

Approach to Assessment

“I have deep commitment to an assessment process that enables a formulation comprising biological, psychological, and social elements of the identified problem. Assessment is an ongoing process as a child changes continually along his or her developmental trajectory. Treatment planning focuses on optimal child and family functioning. Recommendations are made based on my opinion regarding the optimal treatment and medication may or may not be recommended.”

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Contact Information

For further information, or to contact Dr. Brown for an appointment, call 256.301.0011.

Our Location

Our office is located at 115 Johnson St., Suite 202, Decatur, AL 35601.