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About Dr. Paul J Erickson

Dr. Paul J Erickson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Barbara, CA, with another office in San Luis Obispo, CA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Erickson has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul J Erickson is Great. Dr. Paul J Erickson has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paul J Erickson is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Cottage Outpatient Center Of San Luis Obispo

1035 Peach St Ste 203
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Specialties

Dr. Paul J Erickson 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. Paul J Erickson has the following 13 expertise

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

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Very thorough

Dr. Erickson is a breath of fresh air in the world of doctors that are always so rushed. He did a thorough evaluation and spent time filling the patient and his family in on the evaluation. He also helped in looking for continued help outside of his hospital setting. He is a very caring and professional man. We are ever so grateful!

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Five Stars

An overall amazing clinician who has helped me so much!

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Excellence

Dr. Erickson came to our rescue when he responed to a consult. He is a stellar model for all psychiatrists. He has developed a holistic approach in all areas of need. He is compassionate, wise, a good listner. One would think he has nothing else on his mind when he is addressing his patient. That is a gift, of which he has many!!! Thank God for physicians like Dr. Erickson.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    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.

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School

    Graduated in 1983

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paul J Erickson 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
  • 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
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO

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