Dr. Araz Tawfique, MD

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Care Philosophy

Everyone deserves to feel happy, hopeful, and fulfilled. Using a collaborative approach, we will figure out which balance of treatment techniques is best for you, and design an individualized plan to help you rediscover your path.Read more

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I am a Board Certified psychiatrist in Solana Beach, CA with over ten years of experience working with people with...Read more

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in Encintas, CA |
I have taken medications for depression and anxiety and wanted alternative treatment. Dr Tawfique helped me deal with my issues without medications and I am very grateful to him. I saw him for a year and have recommended family and friends.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I saw Dr Tawfique for over a year and found him to be intelligent and caring. I would have continued to see him if I didn?t have to move for work.
in San Diego, CA |
Helpful at first and then impossible to get ahold of and extremely unprofessional in practice.
in Carlsbad, CA |
I felt understood by him.
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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Tawfique's Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

Dr. Tawfique says..

My experience includes delivering comprehensive addiction treatment at substance abuse centers in San Diego County, work as the Medical Director of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatric Services at Sharp Coronado Hospital, providing psychiatric emergency evaluations at San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital, and work in private practice psychiatry and psychotherapy.

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  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Procedures Performed

Dr. Tawfique says..

I have received additional formal training in psychoanalysis and have many years' experience treating patients in substance abuse rehab programs and hospitals, in addition to private practice psychiatry.

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  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Crozier-Chester Med Ctr

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Nevada, Reno

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    San Diego State University

    Graduated in 1996

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Tawfique says...

I am a Board Certified psychiatrist in Solana Beach, CA with over ten years of experience working with people with diverse needs, such as those struggling with the loss of a loved one or relationship, anxiety, depression, addiction, or a life transition.  As a medical doctor with additional training in psychoanalysis, I provide a supportive environment to deliver comprehensive and integrated treatment using talk therapy, psychoanalysis, medicines, or a combination thereof.  I have additional subspecialty experience in addiction medicine and substance abuse treatment.  To learn more, please visit www.araztawfiquemd.com

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Dr. Tawfique's Care Philosophy

Everyone deserves to feel happy, hopeful, and fulfilled.  Using a collaborative approach, we will figure out which balance of treatment techniques is best for you, and design an individualized plan to help you rediscover your path.

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Dr. Tawfique says...

My experience includes delivering comprehensive addiction treatment at substance abuse centers in San Diego County, work as the Medical Director of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatric Services at Sharp Coronado Hospital, providing psychiatric emergency evaluations at San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital, and work in private practice psychiatry and psychotherapy.

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Dr. Tawfique says...

I have received additional formal training in psychoanalysis and have many years' experience treating patients in substance abuse rehab programs and hospitals, in addition to private practice psychiatry.

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Dr. Tawfique says...

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.  Please feel free to share this feedback with me directly so I can better help you.