Cory McNamara, MD

Dr. McNamara is a board-eligible general adult psychiatrist. Concurring with the philosophy of Happier Living of caring for their patients, Dr. McNamara believes that while not every patient may need or receive benefit from psychotropic medications, every patient will likely benefit from therapy. This perspective influences the care of all of his patients.

He graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Biology with an additional emphasis on Physiological Psychology. After completing his undergraduate degree, he chose to complete a year-long post-baccalaureate studies with the Department of Molecular Biology at the same highly prestigious biological research university for more in-depth exposure to the biological sciences. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine completing his clinical medical school clerkship rotations with a GPA of 4.0. During his first year of post-graduate medical education he was at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with the Department of Internal Medicine. Afterwards, he completed his general adult psychiatry residency program at the East Tennessee State University with him completing his residency training program with an emphasis on the care of treatment-resistant depression patients. Currently, Dr. McNamara has a research paper in press which highlights how the potential roles inflammation and a dysregulated immune system may have in depression for a select patient population.

Before joining Happier Living, Dr. McNamara was a senior resident physician at the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Hospital in northeast Tennessee. During that time, he cared for with patients with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder along with various types of anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders. Treatment included the use for various types of psychotropic medications with the concomitant employment of psychotherapy to improve the quality of life of both the patient and their immediate loved ones.

Smith College


Education & Training

Dr. McNamara graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica

Dr. McNamara earned his Medical Degree from Ross School of Medicine

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Internal Medicine

Dr. McNamara started his training Post Graduate Year one, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Internal Medicine Department before pursuing a focus in Psychiatry

Tennessee State University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. McNamara completed his Psychiatry Residency at the East Tennessee State University, at both Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Mountain Home, Tennessee.