Dr. David Davis, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 74

Psychiatry

Dr. David Davis, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Med Univ in 1973. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. David Davis, MD

David M Davis & Assoc Inc

20101 SW Birch St Ste 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dr. Davis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dementia or Depression Screening
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Dr. Davis performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

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Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Davis performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Davis performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

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Dr. Davis performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Davis performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Davis' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

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Dr. Davis' Reviews

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Based on 24 ratings

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Dr. Davis is the kind of quality psychiatrist that is extremely difficult to find these days. Most psychiatrists view their primary function as diagnosis/medication management, which means they have you in and out of their office within 10 minutes with some prescription. Dr. Davis is totally different because he also specializes in psychotherapy, and I believe that talking with him over the course of the past year really helped me uncover the root causes of my issues. In combination with the minimal meds he prescribed, it made me a much healthier person, and for that I am so grateful. He is caring and funny, even when he is asking the tough questions, so I always felt I could be honest with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 13, 2021
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Worst psychiatrist I've ever had. He victim-blamed me numerous times, and showed no empathy or support even though I suffer from many traumas. He often wasn't interested in hearing me describe myself and interrupted me numerous times as if I was worthless. Pretty much just dismissed me and prescribed anti-depressants that caused horrible insomnia. All of my previous therapists at least showed some basic empathy and respect towards me His receptionist is also by far the worst receptionist I've ever dealt with. When speaking to her over the phone, she was blunt, condescending, and not friendly at all. In her emails, she types in all caps with minimal words just to emphasize her arrogance and how little I mattered to her
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Gerry – Oct 14, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Davis for several years for treatment related to my depression and I am really pleased with the treatment plan he has developed for me. Dr. Davis is very insightful regarding my thought patterns and has come up with a combination of meds and a cognitive approach that have reduced the frequency and intensity of my mood swings to a point where I consider myself to be in remission. I did not have this type of outcome with previous psychiatrists, and I highly recommend Dr. Davis if you are having issues with depression.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oskar – Jul 02, 2020
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Dr. Davis provides powerful work for individual therapy. He is one rocksteady constant where you can be your truest, most pure, self and know that with him, you are in good hands. He’s “real talk” and helps you make significant progress toward becoming your best self. Dr. Davis asks the tough questions yet compassionately shows care and insight. He is challenging and supportive. His grounded and real-world perspective on both current and future possibilities make him a very real and down to earth psychiatrist. Simply put, Dr. Davis is the best! Dr. Davis has the most impressive, office extraordinaire, Barbara. She is a beautiful friendly welcome that is the heartbeat to Dr. Davis’ practice. She exudes genuine authenticity making you feel so at ease you could sit and talk to her for hours!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 27, 2020
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I would recommend Dr. Davis to anyone considering therapy. He is committed, attentive and funny! His communication style is direct; he strives to get to the core of the challenge, and always has suggestions or advice to help you through it. He is very effective. He has decades of experience, and yet is very current and relevant. What I appreciate most from Dr. Davis is his dedication to thoroughly explain conditions, medications, etc so that I fully understand how everything relates. After sessions with Dr. Davis, I walk away feeling like I have a clearer mind and the ability to make changes needed in my daily life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 24, 2020
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Two years ago I was in complete agony and denial. Last thing I wanted to do was visit with a Psychiatrist, but after much consideration I decided to take the advice from my Primary Care Physician. I thought to myself. I'm not just going to any psychiatrist. He or she better be the best. I did my research. I didn't care how far the drive was. I came across Dr. David Davis. I called and his Office Manager Barbara (who is awesome) answered. The same day I made my appointment I got a call from Dr. Davis. From there on out somehow I knew I made the right decision.Dr. Davis has been the most attentive Dr. I have ever had. He helped me through the worst time in my life. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and caring Dr. Davis listened attentively to all my concerns and together we found the right treatment for my situation.When you need him he is there. When you call him. He calls you back. The best decision I made for my mental health was to call Dr. Davis's office.He is simply the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SHAWNA S RIVERA – May 27, 2020
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Doctor Davis is awesome! I have been going to him for almost a year now and my mood and confidence is night and day now. The man really cares and is very attentive when you need him the most!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 19, 2019
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I am extremely please with Dr Davis. He listens very well and is very courteous. I strongly recommend him as a very competent Doctor who is very interested in my well being.
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Nov 19, 2019
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Dr. Davis is an excellent physician, who really cares about his patients. He takes the time to answer any and all questions, and makes sure that you have all of the necessary information. He really makes an effort to get to know you on a personal level, and cares for his patients holistically. He goes above and beyond to call you on his own personal time (e.g., weekends and evenings) to make sure you are feeling well. He is also extremely timely whenever you leave messages with Barb at the front desk. Barb is also very knowledgeable and helpful!! I appreciate Dr. Davis' conservative approach to medicine, and how he does not try to overload you with medications. He is extremely personable and has many years of experience! I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking mental health expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 31, 2019
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Dr Davis, and his assistant Barbera, are the best! I have seen other therapists in the past and I never really had a good rapport with them. This is very important because it's critical to open and honest dialogue. During our first visit I knew things would be different with Davis. He's very easy to talk to, kind, empathetic, and insightful. He has helped me through a very dark time over the last two months with his therapy, and his keen understanding of pharmacology. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing practical, and relevant help.
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May 23, 2019
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I spent months trying to get initial appointments with 3 other doctors only to feel rushed and dissatisfied. Then I found Dr. Davis. He is genuine, understanding, compassionate and highly skilled. He spent over an hour with our first appointment. He had a natural conversation with me to gather information. With follow up visits, he asks about all of the important people in my life by name. He's cautious with meds too. He used my DNA to rule out harmful meds. I didn't need to try a bunch.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kim in Irvine, CA – Oct 03, 2018
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Dr. Davis is a SUPERB physician! He is very professional with an acute ability to identify problems quickly. His approach to therapy and medication management is excellent. I suffered from a severe depression and Dr Davis showed sincere care and was there for me at all times. He is kind, brilliant, sincere, caring and has a great sense of humor. If you are looking for psychiatric care in Orange County then look no further. Dr. Davis is the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carol in San Clemente – May 15, 2018
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Dr. Davis is AWESOME. After going to three other doctors, he was the first to realize that I was struggling with post-partum depression, coupled with my already diagnosed peri-menopause. Add those together and it's a MESS. Trust me. He is prompt, friendly, honest, warm, compassionate, professional, kind, cheerful and easy to talk to. He pulled me out of the dark pit I was in and found the right medication to help. He is clearly knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience and expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Erica F. in Irvine – Feb 13, 2018
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Dr. Davis is simply wonderful! He helped me identify the fact that I have been struggling with depression my entire life. We worked together on finding a medication that was right for me, which has changed my life. Beyond that, Dr. Davis is an amazing therapist. Very direct, with a no nonsense approach. I felt totally supported by him. I felt that he cared and was listening. Thank you Dr. Davis for making such a difference in my life. And Barb, BTW, is awesome!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie M in Irvine, CA – Jul 14, 2017
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So thankful that I found Dr. Davis. He is a very knowledge and approachable practitioner. Throughout our sessions he made it easy for me to open up which lead to drastic changes in my perceptions and negative thoughts about myself. My husband and I are both very happy with the positive changes that Dr. Davis has made in our lives through my therapy sessions with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jamie in San Clemente – Feb 22, 2017
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Dr. Davis is an extremely professional and knowledgeable psychiatrist. He is easy to talk to and always listens to your questions or concerns. I have seen a great improvement in my mental well being while under his care. With his help, I was able to find the best medication with the fewest amount of side effects. His office is comfortable and makes it very easy to book an appointment (Thanks Barb!). I would recommend him to anyone I know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ryan in Orange County, CA – Jan 18, 2017
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Dr. Davis elicits success both internally and externally. What an explicit difference I've seen in my perspective, decision making and thought process in just six months! I thought I had every tool. How wrong I was! He is an insanely bright, straightforward & logical voice of reason. He simplifies, pinpoints & expedites self-awareness, eliminating patterns that limit your mind and life. His frank reasoning is just simply impossible to argue against and generates humor, new doors & perspective.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christine in San Juan Capistrano, CA – Dec 30, 2016
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Dr. Davis quickly assessed my needs, adjusted my existing prescriptions, and offered continuing therapy. As it turned out, his expert diagnosis and treatment, small medication changes, led to large and positive changes for me, an excellent prognosis and result. He and his office staff were very nice and efficient. They even helped me solve some bureaucratic obstacles that my insurance and pharmacy raised.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Costa Mesa, CA – Nov 26, 2016
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Dr. Davis has treated me for approximately 1 year and I could not have a higher opinion of the care and treatment he has provided. Dr. Davis has always been extremely warm, friendly, and understanding of my situation and his knowledge and expertise in the field of psychiatry is unmatched in relation to my previous experiences. I highly recommend Dr. Davis to anyone in Orange County who is seeking treatment from a psychiatrist. You simply will not find a better doctor in this field of expertis
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Craig D. in Irvine, CA – Nov 17, 2016
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Dr. Davis is not only a skilled professional but he clearly cares about his patients and their well being. I have struggled and have been misdiagnosed for 20 years. After my first appointment I left with clarity, hope and a plan. Over the next several months Dr. Davis was not only able to switch me to the appropriate medications that made a huge difference but also equip me through therapy sessions to handle life is a way that was applicable to me. I have never felt more in control of my emotion
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tammy in Newport, CA – Nov 13, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I do my best to give my patients the best of care.  I have a solo practice so you only talk to me if there is a problem after hours.  I believe...Read more

Biography

I am a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a distinction awarded only to a small percentage of Board Certified psychiatrists. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1995
New Center For Psychoanalysis
1979
University Of California, Irvine Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1978
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE / CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & SURGERY
Internship Hospital
1977
1077
Internship Hospital
1973
SUNY Upstate Med Univ
Medical School
1973
Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions
Medical School
1969
SUNY Binghamton
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. David Davis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Davis frequently treats Dementia or Depression Screening, Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , and Psychological Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Davis treats.

Where is Dr. David Davis, MD's office located?

Dr. Davis' office is located at 20101 SW Birch St Ste 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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David M Davis & Assoc Inc

David M. Davis, M.D. Inc.20101 SW Birch St Ste 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660
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