Dr. Jorge Zapatel, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 53

Psychiatry

Dr. Jorge Zapatel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara / Faculty of Medicine in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Dr. Jorge Zapatel, MD

Bressi Ranch Family Dentistry

6221 Metropolitan St Ste 200 200 Carlsbad, CA 92009

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(760) 633-3377

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Zapatel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychiatric Evaluation
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Dr. Zapatel performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Zapatel performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Zapatel performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Zapatel performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zapatel performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Zapatel performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Zapatel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Zapatel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zapatel

2.6

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Laughed about suicidal intentions
After spending 47 hours in the emergency room at Palomar Hospital we were told they had found a bed for my child at Rady's. Multiple professionals (at least five psychiatrists, therapists, etc.) as well as all family members agreed inpatient care was necessary at this point. We were so thankful to finally find a bed where the necessary care could be provided. She was transferred by ambulance to ESU, which we had no knowledge of. After she talked to the psychiatrist there, "Dr. Jorge Z" for less than 5 minutes he said can go home. When I said my child had mentioned jumping off the balcony head first," HE LAUGHED! His lack of concern or knowledge of the situation was incredibly frustrating. I have spoken to many psychiatrists over the years, but no one like him. He still said she can leave and did not send her to Rady's. He said this is normal and only a small percentage commit suicide or become drug addicts. Worst doctor I have ever met and should not be practicing in this field.
What went well
No results
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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SJ – Mar 04, 2022
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The doctor I use when bench marking other doctors. Sets the bar.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 13, 2019
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clueless no idea what he is doing
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
5 people found this helpful
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leon in CA – Jun 26, 2018
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doesnt even speak with patients, go to is to prescribe meds for nonexistent conditions and then lie and say the patients conditions are improving. that is pretty hilarious considering the patients exercised their patients rights to refuse any medications. was so unaware of the situation of the patient that he didnt even know they were assaulted twice in the locked ward by another patient and then rodney king'ed by orderlies. didnt even show up to the habeus corpus hearing because he didnt know.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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joel in la jolla, ca – Feb 27, 2018
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Absolutely the best counselor I've met; Dr. Zapatel's a lifesaver. He goes the extra mile for his patients, and I only wish I had met him much earlier - it would've prevented a great deal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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S in San Diego, CA – Jun 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Jorge Zapatel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Autonomous...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2001
Children'S Hospital Boston
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Harvard So Shore Psychology Program
Residency Hospital
1997
Harvard So Shore Psychology Program
Internship Hospital
1995
Autonomous University of Guadalajara / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Jorge Zapatel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zapatel frequently treats Psychiatric Evaluation, Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zapatel treats.

Where is Dr. Jorge Zapatel, MD's office located?

Dr. Zapatel's office is located at 6221 Metropolitan St Ste 200 200, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Jorge Zapatel, MD speak?

Dr. Zapatel speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Bressi Ranch Family Dentistry6221 Metropolitan St Ste 200 200 Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Encinitas, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

La Jolla, CA

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

Chula Vista, CA

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)