Dr. Karla Petersen, MD

Dr. Karla Petersen, MD

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Dr. Karla Petersen, MD is a psychiatry specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She specializes in psychiatry.

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Dr. Karla Petersen, MD is a psychiatry specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She specializes in psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

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Education

2001
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2001

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Dr. Petersen misdiagnosed our son with Attention Deficit Disorder and prescribed Ritalin a drug known for stunting growth. Our son refused to take the medication. We had our son evaluated by two other mental health professionals who said our son had no sign of attention deficit disorder. Stay far away from this inexperienced psychiatrist with many poor ratings.
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Dr. Petersen advised our son to do all of the following: 1) That is was ok to smoke marijuana at age 14. There was a no drug policy in our home. 2) She advised our 14 year, if parents didn't allow him to do whatever he wanted, it was ok to become estranged from either parent. He become estranged from the parents based on her advice. 3) When teen vandalized home posting on Facebook about it, and parents saw on Facebook, and told Petersen, she advised child to unfriend parent.
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It is unfortunate that such slanderous material has been written about an incredibly caring, intelligent, astute medical professional. As the son of divorced parents, I can attest to the fact that Dr. Petersen assisted me tremendously to develop greater interpersonal relationship skills, and greater levels conscientiousness and self awareness. I wholeheartedly endorse her not only as a therapist, but as a medical practitioner to adolescents, young adults, and adults.
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Dr. Petersen has worked with my adolescent son for a year and has been a tremendous help to him. She has warmth, heart, experience and intelligence. I can not recommend her highly enough.
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St. Mary's Medical Center

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