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Dr. Derek Schwartz

Clinical Psychology
San Diego, CA
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

8813, Villa La Jolla Dr, San Diego, CA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

8584521517

Insurances accepted

Medicare

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About

Bio

Dr. Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Health Psychology. His treatment range extends from "traditional" conditions such as depression, anxiety, and anger to life coaching, stress management, lifestyle enhancement, pain management, cardiac disease, and coping with cancer. He is also a board certified biofeedback practitioner who combines psychotherapy, biofeedback, and hypnotherapy to maximize therapy effectiveness and create a truly "integrated practice." He treats adolescents, adults, and elderly with a wide variety of issues. He not only uses academic/clinical training but his own personal experiences to assist people with all aspects of life's hardships...physical and emotional. ---------------------------------------- Please visit Dr. Schwartz' website: www.sandiegopsychologist.com

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Integrative Medicine

Pain Management

Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Being Healthy: Hi Fahmi, that's a bit of a loaded question but I'll do my best. I call them "Life Factors" and to look at each one is a good idea. Social life (frien... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Breathing & Anxiety: Lungs are clear; that's a very good sign and probably why the psychologist says it's 100% anxiety. The trick with the breathing is perhaps you're TRYI... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Healthy Diet: Hi Josh. A giant question; I'll narrow it down. I call it "F.A.T". F - Frequency, A - Amount, and T - Type. All of these will determine how healthy ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Weight Loss: Hi Saritha, I'm sure you'll get many answers but I'm partial to the elliptical machine (with arms) and the stair-climber/master. The idea is whole bod... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Bipolar Disorder: Hi Elizabeth, the question to me is a diagnosis question. The large gap begs the question as to whether we have two separate conditions now; 1) Bipol... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Gas: Hi Ryo, I'm sorry to hear that. If you are experiencing more gas/flatulence (farting) than normal it may be your diet. Such foods as beans and l... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Fear: I'm not one to do "dream interpretation", but I think this is about fear. Not just of being raped, but by a family relation no less, and then doing no... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
No Exercise and IBS: Thank you for your inquiry. Even though lately the IBS and anxiety symptoms appear controlled, the trampolining after months of no exercise combined ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Probiotics: Hi Isaac, my understanding is that taking probiotics daily can be beneficial. Such as the yogurt variety. However, there are many supplements and die... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Losing Belly Fat: Hi David, having a fever for an entire month is a little unusual. I hope you saw your PCP. Now "spot fat loss" is not easy. Are you exercising now? "... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Long Headache: Hi Shana, The general answer is yes. 3 days is a long time. In my experience, you may want to switch to Excedrin because it has 65 mg of caffeine in ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Reporting: Hi Scott, I'm very sorry to hear about the abuse. I may start with filing a complaint with (in your case) the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Pr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Not Sure: Hi Lydia, ADHD and Anxiety have a few things in common so I can understand your frustration. Attention, heightened energy level, etc. I would rec... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Overweight: It has its flaws but to my knowledge the gold standard measurement out there right now is the BMI (Body Mass Index). Using this chart can help you de... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Migraines & Hormones: I have had many cases over the years where patients link hormonal imbalances, menstruation episodes, and other hormonal conditions to their migraines;... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Being concerned: Hi, Yes, I would be concerned. First, I would try to talk your friend into a visit with his PCP (or urgent care/ER if necessary). Not "finger shaking"... Read More

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Testimonials
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This was the first anyone has helped me with this in all this time--I've suffered from nightmares, sudden anger outbursts, & terrible anxiety--but you cared...Thank you ...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. I have low blood pressure and heart rate 90/50 and heart rate usually between 50- low 60's sometimes 71-77 but usually 50-60
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California School of Professional Psychology; San Diego
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University in The City of New York; BA in Psychology
MD

Residency

Sharp Memorial Hospital, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, San Diego, CA

Residency

Scripps Memorial Hospital, Division of Mental Health (DHM), La Jolla, CA

Residency

Bayview Hospital, Chula Vista, CA
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