Dr. David Folsom, MD

Dr. David Folsom, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. David Folsom, MD is a family medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med in 1996 and specializes in family medicine and psychiatry.Read his story

1501 Imperial Ave Dept 41

San Diego, CA 92101

Contact Information

(619) 233-8500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Folsom's Experience

Dr. Folsom's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Folsom's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Folsom "David Folsom, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and director of the Division of Clinical Psychiatry at UC San Diego Health. He has a special interest in providing care for people with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses, and those with both mental and physical health problems. He uses a comprehensive, whole-person approach to psychiatric care, addressing all areas that contribute to a person’s successful recovery as well as promoting life skills, providing education, and cultivating help-seeking behavior. Dr. Folsom is leading a National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded project that focuses on improving medical care for people who are homeless and have a serious mental illness. His past research work includes collaboration with San Diego’s largest homeless service provider, Father Joe’s Villages, on Project 25. Project 25 has become a nationally recognized model of improving care for people who are homeless who are repeatedly in and out of the hospital and ER. By providing housing, intensive care management, harm reduction treatment and a medical home, Project 25 has been able to demonstrate better health outcomes while substantially reducing health care costs. In 2007, Dr. Folsom was named Researcher of the Year by the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). In 2011, he won the family medicine residency teaching award at UC San Diego School of Medicine for his contributions to training in mental health aspects of primary care. He was awarded the 2015 Robert D. Sparks, MD, Leadership Achievement Award by the California Medical Association Foundation for his outstanding efforts to improve patient and community health through partnerships with leaders in medicine and related health professions. Dr. Folsom earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed an internship at Mercy Hospital in San Diego. He was the first resident to be trained in UC San Diego School of Medicine’s combined family medicine psychiatry residency program, which integrates family medicine and psychiatry and focuses training on underserved, high-risk, and medically ill patients. Dr. Folsom completed his two-year research fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Folsom is board-certified in psychiatry and family medicine."
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2  Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry

2  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

65  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

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.


  • Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Folsom has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Folsom's Reviews

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Dr. Folsom's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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