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Dr. Douglas Sears Is this you?

About Dr. Douglas Sears

Dr. Douglas Sears, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Encino, CA. His specialties include Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

27 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Douglas Sears is Great. Dr. Douglas Sears has been rated by 27 patients. From those 27 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Douglas Sears is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Douglas Sears Md

16055 Ventura Blvd Ste 670
Encino, CA 91436
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Specialties

Dr. Douglas Sears has the following 1 specialty

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia

Reviews

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I have been seeing for over 10 years

He is smart, wise, kind, up to date on his field.

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Hands down the best!

Dr. Sears has been a lifesaver for me and my 10 year old son. He's caring, compassionate and takes an interest in all aspects of our lives, our total wellness. I cannot recommend him enough and cannot imagine what we would do without him!

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Extremely Disapointed

I had selected this Doctor based on his credentials and extensive background, however I was extremely disappointed after reading his client's comments (70% of them were Not positive), so I deleted him from my search. Needless to mention that as a mother, other parent's opinions are extremely important to me.

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Do not go to this doctor.!!

Having taken my young son to see this Dr. for over 2 years now, I can tell you he doesn't care for his patients. He spends so little time and doesn't listen when you have a question. He has his back to you the entire visit while at his desk and is not capable of having any meaningful discussion about the problems. He is robotic and just wants to get you in and out. Same 3 questions every time we are there and then goodbye and here's a prediction. He lacks true compassion and interests in his patients. He has some social skills issues, and perhaps, he needs a therapists for himself.

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Billing is Priority

Dr. Sears did not properly diagnose and treat my condition. I am very disappointed.

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  • Education

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Douglas Sears accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • CIGNA Southern CA Value
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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Locations & Directions

Douglas Sears Md, 16055 Ventura Blvd Ste 670, Encino, CA
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