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About Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden

Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Arroyo Grande, CA, with another office in La Jolla, CA. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Mcfadden is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden is Good. Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Gregory Smith Mcfadden Md

354 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Psychiatric Centers San Diego

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 970
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden has the following 14 expertise

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

Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Excellent "shrink"

Caring, personable, competent.

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Patient Heal Thyself

Dr McFadden has impressive credentials, but that's it. He just throws drugs at you and forgets you. No plan whatsoever. I'm here to find someone else. An example of his concern: a year ago I stopped taking one of many meds he had me on - he's still unaware (that I stopped and probably that I ever took it). I believe he cares about some patients; I've seen him spend 45 minutes with one patient (she got right in, even though I'd waited over an hour past my app't time) while I continued to wait. She was pretty. I wasn't booked as his last patient-but I was his last. I got 5 min before he went home.

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Knowledgable

I think Dr. McFadden knows the meds and has given me excellent feedback on issues I spoke about. I think he's very intelligent. I stopped seeing him because of my own ambivalence about taking meds and unwillingness to follow the program as prescribed. I was afraid of testing his patience, though he was always patient with me. This was partly my own frustration with myself.

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Five Stars

He can be abrupt and to the point . . . but accurately so. I don't go there to get coddled, I go there to get better.

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Dr McFadden is not professional!

My experience with Dr McFadden was awful! I waited for over an hour & when I was called back to his office---he had a very arrogant disposition about him and I instantly felt not safe or comfortable, I requested my copay back and walked out!!! I deffinately will not return to see him!!!!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Mcfadden is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Johns Hopkins Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gregory S Mcfadden accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • 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
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS

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