William H. Reading, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and holds a License to Practice Medicine in the State of Texas. He is board eligible for Administrative Psychiatry. Dr. Reading evaluates and treats adults, adolescents, and children with psychiatric illnesses such as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Addictive Diseases, Dysthymic disorder, Conduct Disorder, and ADD to name a few.

Because of his knowledge, experience, and speaking abilities, Dr. Reading is a sought-after lecturer. He speaks on a variety of topics. His presentation formats include PowerPoint presentations, slide presentations, lectures, workgroups, open discussions, and panel discussions. His presentations may be delivered in person, pre-recorded, teleconferenced, or videoconferenced. Dr. Reading is fluent in both English and Spanish and is a certified interpreter.

Dr. Reading sees adolescents, adults, and children with psychiatric issues and disorders. He provides forensic services on a referral basis. The NPI number for the practice is 1205027562.

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Dr. Reading holds a Nursing Degree from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He completed a Rotating Internship and Psychiatric Residency at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas; he served there as Chief Resident for one year.

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His practice experiences have included Public and Private Practice Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry for children, adolescents, and adults; Outpatient Public Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents; Forensic Psychiatry; Administrative Psychiatry; Adult Occupational Psychiatry (including Texas Rehabilitation Commission Evaluations for Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Determination), Patient Care and Medical Directorship of Private Inpatient and Outpatient Chemical Dependency Programs, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Dr. Reading’s forensic expertise includes evaluation, report generation, affidavit creation, certification, deposition (live and video recording), and/or testimony for Civil (Probate, Administrative, Family Law, etc.) and Criminal matters for conditions of testamentary competency, competency to consent or refuse medical treatment, competency to stand trial, insanity as a defense, competency to act as a custodial parent, causation and damage recovery in personal injury cases, contested workers’ compensation cases, psychiatric complications of chronic pain in personal injury, guardianship proceedings, commitment hearings, probable cause hearings for emergency detention of a mentally ill person, determination of rehabilitative potential, contested administrative law hearing for social security disability, determination of false positive and false negative psychological testing interpretation, and determination of evidence of negligence/absence of negligence in the medical record. Dr. Reading has served as a defense witness, prosecution witness, plaintiff witness, respondent witness, and amicus curiae.

Dr. Reading serves the Texas Medical Association as a Vice-Councilor on the Board of Councilors and as a Delegate in the House of Delegates. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Fort Bend County Medical Society. During his career, Dr. Reading has supervised the medical and psychiatric care in a 550-bed psychiatric hospital within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Before this, he served as President of the Medical Staff for seven years and practiced at Silver Bridge Hospital. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mental Health Association of Fort Bend County and is a Past President of the Fort Bend County Medical Society. He is a past co-chair of the Professional Standards Committee of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians.

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Awards and Honors

Dr. Reading has been recognized by the University of Texas Medical Branch, the Texas Medical Association, and the Fort Bend County Medical society, among others.

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Dr. Reading was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in nearby Kemah and Seabrook. Dr. Reading and his lovely wife, Teresa Cox Reading, have four sons, Bill, Brian, André, and John. Dr. Reading’s hobbies are choir, horticulture, woodwork, stained glass construction, and crossword puzzles. He is a tenor with the St. Laurence Chamber Singers who perform classical compositions with orchestral accompaniment.