Dr. John Cannell, MD

Dr. John Cannell, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. John Cannell, MD is a psychiatry specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill in 1976 and specializes in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.Read his story

1411 Marsh St Ste 203

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact Information

(805) 439-2569

Insurance Accepted

  • We do not accept health insurance

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Top Care Areas

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Bipolar Disorder
more than 21% of peers
more than 18% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
more than 6% of peers

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Dr. Cannell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cannell "I was educated in three different universities, graduating with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa. I have 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist, and keep current with continuing medical and psychiatric education. I have published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers and have written and had published two books."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cannell "As a psychiatrist who has more than 20 years of clinical experience, I understand how much pain and suffering many psychiatric illnesses cause. I have taken the Hippocratic oath that includes the responsibility to relieve suffering whenever possible. I have knowledge of many prescription medications as well as non-prescription supplements that do relieve suffering."

2  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

22  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

  • ADHD Testing
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment

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 Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cannell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cannell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cannell to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Cannell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Cannell Says:

Thank you for taking the time to provide me with feedback on my practice of psychiatry. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my services and your feedback helps me do that. If you have any concerns call my office at 805 439-2569.


Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Cannell has inspired me. His wisdom and psychiatric expertise have opened up a world of possibilities. The combination of his emotional intelligence and his ability to diagnose and treat my life long imbalance has enhanced my existance.
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Dr. Cannell is friendly, kind and concerned. He provides us with well thought out advice and verifies the effects on us. He is professional. Does he take insurance: no. But we continue with his care because he works for us and wants us healthy. Thank you Dr. Cannell.
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Dr. Cannell has provided me with excellent care. I have never had to wait. He and his staff has always been courteous. The doctor is very friendly, empathetic, nice to talk with, and is great at what he does. He has treated my symptoms and improved my overall quality of life. I recommend him to...more
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