Dr. Hiruy Gessesse, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMale

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Hiruy Gessesse, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gessesse has extensive experience in Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 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. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Hiruy Gessesse, MD

Del Amo Hospital

23700 Camino Del Sol Torrance, CA 90505
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This man will lie about your health, beware. He will give you an incorrect diagnosis and medicate you to a point you no longer function. This has happened to friends of mine.
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  • Long wait times
  • 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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Cara – Aug 12, 2021
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Abysmal level of mediocrity. My daughter was admitted at the Del Amo Behavioral Facility in Torrance because she wanted to take her own life. At no point in time, did Dr. Hiruy Gessesse called me or her mother to inquire about my daughter's medical history. All I got was a phone call from a nurse practitioner asking for my consent to give drugs to my child. I called daily to ask for the input from social worker on staff and left multiple voice-mails. I asked nurses to leave messages with my questions in my daughter's file for the doctor. I would call back the following day and the nurse I spoke would tell me that there was no message. Do not put your loved ones in the care of Dr Gessesse.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Chris B – Apr 13, 2021
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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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  • 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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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Cecilia G. – Apr 17, 2020
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Los Angeles, CA – Jan 03, 2017
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Awful excuse of a doctor.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Dr. Hiruy Gessesse, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 17 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.

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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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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
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizophrenia
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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.

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Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
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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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General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy

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

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • 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
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • 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 Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • 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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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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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
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Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
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Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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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
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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
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Locations

Practice

Del Amo Hospital23700 Camino Del Sol Torrance, CA 90505
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Dr. Hiruy H Gessesse, MD

College Hospital Cerritos10802 College Pl Cerritos, CA 90703
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

College Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

57% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% lower than the national average

Community Hospital of Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Memorial Hospital Of Gardena

Gardena, CA

53% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% lower than the national average

Mission Community Hospital

Panorama City, CA

51% Patients that would definitely recommend, 19% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro

San Pedro, CA

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Saint Francis Medical Center

Lynwood, CA

45% Patients that would definitely recommend, 25% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Southern California Hospital At Hollywood

Hollywood, CA

45% Patients that would definitely recommend, 25% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

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