Dr. Karla M Petersen, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry
San Francisco, CA 94115
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About Dr. Karla M Petersen MD

Dr. Karla M Petersen, MD is a doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. They have 28 years of experience. Their

Dr. Petersen has received the following awards:


Karla M Petersen MD 1721 Scott St Ste 3A San Francisco, CA 94115


Dr. Karla M Petersen has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
A pediatric/adolescent psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional conditions in young children and adolescents.These specialists study psychopathological disorders and their causes in order to prevent and identify them in their patients. These disorders may be caused by biological, psychosocial, genetic, demographic, or environmental factors, a patient's history, or any combination of these factors.Pediatric/adolescent psychiatrists treat patients through a variety of interventions including medical treatment, behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, problem solving techniques, family therapy, parent training, psychodynamic therapy, and consultation with the patient's primary care physician or school professionals.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Karla M Petersen has the following 13 expertise

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


3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2020)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2020)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2020)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.


28 Years Experience

University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1993

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More about Dr. Karla M Petersen

Dr. Petersen graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1993. Dr. Petersen works in San Francisco, CA and specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry.

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