Dr. Debra Bunger, MD

Dr. Debra Bunger, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Debra Bunger, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Aptos, CA. She is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

9055 Soquel Dr Ste G

Aptos, CA 95003

Contact Information

(831) 708-2919

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Top Care Areas


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ADHD and-or ADD
very high
more than 99% of peers
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Bipolar Disorder
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation

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 Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Cabrini Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bunger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bunger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bunger to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Bunger's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Santa Cruz, CA |
In my overall review, I would say that Dr. Bunger is a special woman who cares about her special patients because we are all special and that is how she makes patients feel, important, cared about, and worthy of her care. She, not only takes time to ask the right question, but she listens and gives the patient the time they need to talk about why they are there. You should contact her today if you need a new psychiatrist.
Pleasant Hill, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Bunger for over 6 years and my experience has been nothing short of excellent. She is professional, caring, knowledgeable and always offers advice or readings that may (always for me) improve the quality of life. The staff is generally good (excellent in recent year or two) but I have experienced friendly but slow, unhelpful front desk service.
Dr Bunger gave me back my life! I had crippling depression for 25 years; Meds didn't work or had untenable side effects. I agree she appeared scattered & not entirely present, but within 5 minutes of the 4th visit, she said she thought I had been misdiagnosed & that I had Bi-polar 2, aka Bi-polar Depression. She explained the differences btwn mania in the types of Bi-polar & changed my meds. I haven't had any more depression! I'm forever grateful. Alas, she no longer accepts my insurance.
San Jose, CA |
I have been a patient with Dr Bunger for 16 years. From day one she has been straight forward and showed compassion for me. I have trusted her and her staff and am thankful and satisfied.
Pacific Grove, CA |
After nearly three years of treatment from Dr. Bunger I finally switched to a more professional and dedicated provider. Dr. Bunger's freewheeling and slapdash approach did not meet my needs. Even though our appointments were about medication management, they were extremely brief and in my mind dismissive. She looked at her computer more than at me. Her office is run like a circus. I feel like the place is on the brink of disaster. Not where I want something as serious as my mental health t
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  • Aetna
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