Dr. Hiruy Gessesse, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMale

Dr. Gessesse

Del Amo Hospital

23700 Camino Del Sol Torrance, CA 90505

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Dr. Hiruy Gessesse, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gessesse has more experience with Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as College Medical Center and Community Hospital of Long Beach. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gessesse to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gessesse

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gessesse treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gessesse treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 770-4724.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Gessesse is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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High
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Very High
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Gessesse is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
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High
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Very High
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Dr. Gessesse is experienced in the area of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Conduct Disorder
ADHD and-or ADD
Autism
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High
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Very High
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General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy specialists.

Dr. Gessesse is experienced in the area of General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Group Psychotherapy
Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
Homicidal Ideation
Major Depressive Disorder
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High
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Dr. Gessesse's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Gessesse accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity Behavioral Health Network-CA
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Dr. Gessesse's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gessesse

2.2

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
29.166666666666668%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (7)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
  • Explained conditions well (6)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (17)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (16)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (15)
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I had the misfortune of being Dr. G's patient in 2014 and also for the last 4 days. I was telling Dr. G that I was doing well and was ready to be discharged from the psychiatric hospital. As I was talking, Dr. G was opening the door and leaving the room. Horrible doctor. Terrible doctor. Awful doctor. Dr. G is not willing to listen to what patients have to say.
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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SC – Oct 30, 2020
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Such a wonderful, likable and patient Dr.
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Cecilia G. – Apr 17, 2020
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Ryan G Kaye in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 20, 2017
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Horrible! Barely sees patient. No communication. Awful.
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Los Angeles, CA – Jan 03, 2017
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Awful excuse of a doctor.
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Jaden in Los Angeles, CA – Oct 07, 2016
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Sees patients as jobs and shows no real concern or understanding. Never available and when you finally do meet, it feels rushed.
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No results
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Hiruy Gessesse, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gessesse...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2005
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Gessesse frequently treats Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Gessesse specializes.

Where is Dr. Hiruy Gessesse, MD's office located?

Dr. Gessesse's office is located at 23700 Camino Del Sol, Torrance, CA 90505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Del Amo Hospital23700 Camino Del Sol Torrance, CA 90505
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Van Nuys Community Hospital14433 Emelita St Van Nuys, CA 91401
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4712 Admiralty Way Ste 579 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gessesse is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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College Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

Community Hospital of Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Memorial Hospital Of Gardena

Gardena, CA

52% Patient Experience Rating, 17% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro

San Pedro, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Saint Francis Medical Center

Lynwood, CA

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Southern California Hospital At Hollywood

Hollywood, CA

52% Patient Experience Rating, 17% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)