Dr. Andrius Baskys, MD

Dr. Andrius Baskys, MD

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Dr. Andrius Baskys, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Riverside, CA. He has been practicing for 21 years.

5887 Brockton Ave Ste B

Riverside, CA 92506

Contact Information

(951) 275-8500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 44% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
more than 30% of peers
more than 23% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baskys "Dr. Baskys provides consultations to patients with memory disorders. He completed his Psychiatry residency training at the University of Toronto, Canada, clinical fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at McMaster University in Hamilton and research fellowship at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF. 

For over a decade Dr. Baskys served as the Director of the Memory Clinic at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center. Throughout his career he taught and conducted research as a faculty member at the University of Toronto, University of California Irvine, UCLA and University of California Riverside School of Medicine, where he teaches today. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and invited speaker at universities and medical centers worldwide. Dr. Baskys published over 200 papers, presentations and reports and two textbooks on psychopharmacology.

The Memory Disorders Program of the Riverside Integrative Health Academy offers best medical knowledge that is available for dementia prevention and treatment today. Dr. Baskys strives to provide the highest quality, compassionate care and help patients to achieve their goal to be healthy again."


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  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease Without Neurofibrillary Tangles
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binswanger's Dementia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Familial Forms of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Loss
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Vascular Dementia


  • Medication Management
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Pharmacogenetic Counseling
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Macmaster U Med Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Toronto
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Vilnius V Kapsukas State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Clarke Inst Of Psych
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Toronto Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • McMaster University / Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Toronto Western Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 1989
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Cheng F, Li X, Li Y, Wang C, Wang T, Liu G, Baskys A, Uéda K, Chan P, Yu S. a-Synuclein promotes clathrin-mediated NMDA receptor endocytosis and attenuates NMDA-induced dopaminergic cell death. J Neurochemistry, 119(4):815-825, 2011, 2011
  • J. Koontz and A. Baskys. Effects of galantamine on working memory and global functioning in patients with mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Am. J. Alzheimer’s Dis. Other Demen., 20(5):295-302, 2005, 2005
  • Jackson-Siegal JM, Schneider LS, Baskys A, Haupt DW. Recognizing and responding to atypical antipsychotic side effects. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2004 Jul-Aug;5(4 Suppl):H7-10, 2004
  • A. Baskys, I. Bayazitov, E. Zhu, L. Fang and R. Wang. Rab mediated endocytosis: Linking neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and synaptic plasticity? Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 1122: 313–329, 2007, 2007
  • A. Baskys. Integration of genomic information in development of pharmacological vascular dementia prevention and treatment strategies. J Alzheimers Dis. 42(0):S267-76, 2014, 2014
  • Baskys A. Lewy body dementia: the litmus test for neuroleptic sensitivity and extrapyramidal symptoms. J Clin Psychiatry. 2004;65 Suppl 11:16-22., 2004
  • A. Baskys and A. Hou. Vascular dementia: treatment approaches and perspectives. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2, 1-9, 2007, 2007
  • A. Baskys. Regulating genetic tests: who owns the data? Science. 330 (6011):1626, 2010, 2010
  • A. Baskys, J.-X. Cheng. Pharmacological prevention and treatment of vascular dementia: Approaches and perspectives. Exp. Gerontol., 47(11):887-891, 2012, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Baskys' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baskys to family and friends
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Baskys' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Riverside, CA |
Thorough and professional. He is always there for me if I have a crisis situation.
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Medicare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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