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About Dr. Michael E Mcmanus

Dr. Michael E Mcmanus, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Mcmanus is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael E Mcmanus is Good. Dr. Michael E Mcmanus has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael E Mcmanus is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Psychiatric Centers San Diego

1550 Hotel Cir N Ste 450
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dr. Michael E Mcmanus 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

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

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His bedside manner SUCKS. He is the WORST doctor in Dothan. Stay AWAY from this idiot. How he EVER became a doctor is beyond me. He mocks patients and refuses to listen to problems. . .even though he is a PSYCHIATRIST. WORST DOCTOR EVER!!

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Let's start with getting an appointment. Very hard to get through to the office. Once I was finally off hold - there was a long wait to get an appointment - there was nothing for over a month. Front office staff is friendly enough, and when you get there you can see why calling the office is a mess - the front office seems understaffed and very busy. Friendly staff - but stressed (or it seemed that way in any case). Waited over an hour to be seen. Doctor spent maybe 10 Minutes or so talking to myself and my child. Didn't seem very engaging, and was quick to write a prescription. Didn't take the time to answer my questions about the medications and seemed a bit distracted. As we were waiting by the desk to schedule the follow up - I heard the doctor speaking about another patient to someone else in the office - I'm not sure if it was another doctor or just a staff member. The things said were very upsetting - he was talking about the parents, saying derogatory things. At this point I didn't feel comfortable going back. I'd hate to think what he might say about myself or my child. We ended up cash paying to see another child psychiatrist (as our insurance requires us to use PCSD) after that. I couldn't in good conscience go back.

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One Star

I was not very happy with Dr. McManus and I am trying to find another Dr. for my child. Dr. McManus gave my child a few different meds to try and he couldn't tolerate them. I don't find him to be very honest either.

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Long-time patient x 2

Contrary to the other reviews here, I have been a happy patient of Dr. McManus for years. My son had a manic episode as a high school freshman and starting seeing Dr. McManus in the hospital. He was hospitalized twice during that time. Dr. McManus was reasonable and tried one medication as a time, ensuring he knew the outcome of each before changing. My son ended up on 2 medications, finished high school, is about 2 finish a college degree at UCLA and is down 2 one medication. I appreciated Dr. McManus reasoned approach. My second son has had distraction issues and a special ed student for years. I was reluctant to try medications until it was a last resort. Dr. McManus laid out the pros and cons thoughfully. Finally we started on a ADD medication with great results. I have waited a bit in the office for appointments over the years, but I have found I can get appointments in a reasonable about of time. Overall, I am a happy mom with two great outcomes under Dr. McManus' care.

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been going to him for 5 years- FINALLY had enough and am finding a new doctor- never (with 6 children) had any troubles with any doctors EVER- this is the first problem and this office is AWFUL. Usually wait 45-2 hours once we arrive. he spends about 2-3 minutes for the whole appointment; prescribes obscure variations of prescriptions that send us to 4-5 pharmacies and find they are "unavailable or backordered" then have to go back to office for new scripts; and be treated like we are inconceniencing them. (this happened 5 or 6 times- NOT FUN). We were overcharged for missed appointments after we called to reschedule were assured that it was "no problem" by office staff- charged HUNDREDS and they charged us and the insurance company- (and later found they charged us and the insurance company) total nightmare- billing department is as friendly as a rock- AVOID THIS OFFICE AT ALL COSTS OR YOU WILL REGRET IT

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1974

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael E Mcmanus accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • 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 LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Sharp Health Plan
    • Sharp Health Blue Choice
    • Sharp Health Gold Value
    • Sharp Health Performance
    • Sharp Health Premier
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Locations & Directions

Psychiatric Centers San Diego, 1550 Hotel Cir N Ste 450, San Diego, CA
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