About Dr. Stephen F Signer

Dr. Stephen F Signer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in Escondido, CA. His specialties include Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Signer is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla, Palomar Medical Center and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen F Signer is Good. Dr. Stephen F Signer has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen F Signer is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS SAN DIEGO

11770 Bernardo Plaza Ct Ste 370
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 673-3360

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PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS SAN DIEGO

221 W Crest St Ste 102
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 489-4930

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Specialties

Dr. Stephen F Signer has the following 3 specialties

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 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. Stephen F Signer has the following 13 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Stephen F Signer is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Horrible Psychiatrist

Forgot to change my meds after being released from the hospital. Does not proof read his medical transcripts/dictations. Horrible misunderstandings as result. Arrogant, unsympathetic. Would never recommend to someone already struggling with life!!!

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Making False Statements

I was a patient of Dr. Signer's for years and discontinued treatment in '03. Returned last year 2012. Signer repeatedly failed to complete Social Security Disability treatment reports. After I submitted a written request to him to complete the paperwork, he gave excuses for not completing it and after I contacted management he sent me a letter terminating my treatment and lied, stating he was discontinuing my treatment due to me not coming in for my scheduled appointments. This is an unethical doctor that has lost sight of his responsibility to his patients (customers).

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One Star

He is a rude man.

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best psychiatrist I have ever been to

This guy is the best psycho-pharmacologist - really knows medications. I had basically given up on ever getting better. After seeing him twice I was vastly improved and am now able to function at a normal level. I owe him alot. He's not there to hold your hand but gets down to the problem immediately. Highly recommend him. Office staff leaves alot to be desired.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

  • Ucla Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Stephen F Signer 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 HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Sharp Health Plan
    • Sharp Health Blue Choice
    • Sharp Health Gold Value
    • Sharp Health Performance
    • Sharp Health Premier

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