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About Dr. Michael Valan

Dr. Michael Valan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Neurology and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Valan is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus, California Pacific Medical Center- Davies Campus and St. Luke's Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Valan is Good. Dr. Michael Valan has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael Valan is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sutter West Bay Medical Foundation

2340 Clay St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Specialties

Dr. Michael Valan has the following 3 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.

  • Clinical Psychology

    A psychologist is someone who specializes in the study of the mind, as well as human behavior. Psychologists sometimes focus on certain types of people or certain age ranges. Commonly you might find a child psychologist, school psychologist or clinical psychologist to name a few. There are many reasons why someone would see a psychologist including PTSD, issues with self esteem, OCD, alcoholism, ADD and more.

  • Expertise

    18 Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychotherapy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Women's Health

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Reviews

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Negligent, judgmental doctor

He refused to prescribe me medication, even though I really needed it. I wasted a $25 copay seeing him. He was insulting, hurtful, and judgmental towards me. This especially hurt because I was polite and professional towards him during our visit. He refused to schedule another appointment with me. I followed up with a thoughtful email explaining my situation and why I felt he needed to reconsider medication for me. He failed to respond.

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Best Psychiatrist

Dr Valan is one of the most dedicated, smartest and extremely bright psychiatrists around. If you are fortunate to have him as a doctor you are quite lucky.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus
  • California Pacific Medical Center- Davies Campus
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus
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  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • West Virginia University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael Valan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
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Locations & Directions

Sutter West Bay Medical Foundation, 2340 Clay St, San Francisco, CA
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