Dr. Gisela Garcia-Leyva, MD
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Dr. Gisela Garcia-Leyva, MD


Psychiatry | Female


Dr. Gisela Garcia-Leyva, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is 70 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Garcia-Leyva is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Saint Anthony's Hospital.

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No medical records were ever provided, even after numerous requests. Totally illegal and unprofessional. In todays day, physicians still have hand written notes only? No front desk stuff available. Phone calls are returned after 2-3 days, always anonymously. Numerous times, Dr. Garcia-Leyva wasn't on the premises at prior scheduled time of the appointment or no phone called was made to cancel the appointment. Is that possible? I NEVER ENCOUNTERED THIS BEHAVIOUR with any other medical provider.
Tampa, FL |
If this woman is any indication of the standards that our country is holding our mental health professionals to, then we are all in trouble. Inhumane, careless and malicious. This is truly someone who should be reported and forced to cease practicing. Not surprising that the hospital she works in has been reported numerous times for patient mistreatment. I don't doubt she played a part in those reports. Stay far away.
in Saint Petersburg, FL |
Don't waste your time! She forgot appt. date/time, never answers her phone, all calls go to voicemail. She cancelled first appt. and did not, in any way, seem to care about my husband's health care needs. Had to call and leave three messages on three different dates to schedule initial appt. She then called at a later date to say she had no scheduled appt. Turns out she had written down the wrong date! Then, she had someone call to cancel appt. I expect MUCH MORE for the care of my loved one!
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Dr. Garcia-Leyva's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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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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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


  • Medical School
    Autonomous National University Of Mexico / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • Internship Hospital
    S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)