Dr. David Gersten, MD

Dr. David Gersten, MD

Integrative Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. David Gersten, MD is an integrative psychiatry specialist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 1975 and specializes in integrative psychiatry, family medicine, and more.Read his story

187 Calle Magdalena Ste 208

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 633-3063

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 6 More

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Dr. Gersten's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gersten "First-and-foremost I'm practical. I choose what is most likely to help you. There are many different treatment modalities I've used for decades. But, it's not the techniques that start the healing process. In the first session I want to establish trust and hope. When a person feels hopeful, the healing has begun. I was trained at a time when psychiatry residencies were half psychopharmacology and half psychotherapy, and that is still how I practice. I do not split the mental and physical treatments. It's not a good idea, and that fragments your treatment. I've authored several books including "Are You Getting Enlightened Or Losing Your Mind?" and wrote a monthly column on Alternative Medicine for The Life Connection newspaper (formerly The Light Connection) for 17 years. I come from a family with a doctor father and dancer mother. My life has been about healing and creativity. I do think creative outlets and sports are very important and I help my patients re-connect to their area of creativity if they've lost it in their struggle with their health. I battled chronic fatigue syndrome, starting in 1984, before that diagnosis existed, so I know what it feels like to deal with a serious health condition. That battle took about 6 years to overcome. There are many lessons in chronic illness and I know them as an insider and will be able to relate to your health struggles with acceptance."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gersten "The principles of Integrative Psychiatry are: 1) By Identifying Causes of Illness we can treat symptoms and illness. 2) As whole beings all parts are connected to all other parts. Anything that affects one part affects all parts. 3) Treatment is a shared journey between doctor and patient, in which the patient is an active participant in his or her own healing. 4) Natural Remedies are used to attain Optimal Health and Clear Mind. 5) We do not know where the mind stops and the body begins. 6) Tapping the power of the Mind-Body Connection is part of healing. This work is truly body, mind, and spirit, grounded in physical science, comprehensive nutritional/metabolic lab work while treating the whole person."

10  Specialties

  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Medical Practice
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Occupational Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Urgent Care Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Gersten does not have any board certifications listed.

45  Conditions Treated

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15  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Joint Injection
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

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.


  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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