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About Ildiko Kovacs

Ildiko Kovacs, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with other offices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA . She has 25 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Ildiko Kovacs is affiliated with UC San Diego Medical Center, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Sharp Coronado Hospital and. She speaks Hungarian.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Ildiko Kovacs is Great. Ildiko Kovacs has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Ildiko Kovacs is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest: Medical Offices South - Owen Clinic

4168 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest: Medical Offices South

4168 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
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UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive - Psychiatry

8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Ildiko Kovacs 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

    Ildiko Kovacs has the following 18 expertise

  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bereavement/Traumatic Grief
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders

Ildiko Kovacs has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Ildiko Kovacs is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Five Stars

I saw her for my sexual problems, she was the most helpful

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excellent

She is the most caring and dedicated psychiatrist I have ever seen. The Owen Clinic has been disorganized and understaffed for so long it is a shame. I transferred my medical care somewhere else but I still come back to see Dr. Kovacs.

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Avoid this one if you can!

In his opinion and mine, the worst psychiatrist my husband has seen in years, possibly the worst one ever. His perception: arrogant, uncaring, and gives medical advice she is unqualified to give. Long wait times, frequent cancellations (and then no appointment openings for 6 weeks after she cancels). Will not refill prescriptions when requested; makes patients wait until the next appointment. It seems like she is always running late; she doesn't apologize for it, of course.She actually tried to tell my husband that she thought he was on too many pain medications - when his pain medications are being managed by THE top expert in the field in the entire region! She didn't even have the decency to back down when my husband told her who managed his pain meds. You've heard the old joke about some physicians who think M.D. stands for "Medical Deity"? Uh-huh.If you have family members you hate or co-workers you can't stand, send them to this woman. Otherwise, I would run the other direction. In my opinion, even a psychiatry resident would be preferable. My husband got stuck with her right now as she is "consulting" at his primary medical clinic; our hope is that they will get enough complaints to kick her to the curb.

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Five Stars
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Five Stars
  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital and
  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • Semmelweis University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Saint Louis University

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

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