Dr. Luisa Fijman, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 76

Psychiatry

Dr. Luisa Fijman, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Luisa Fijman, MD

Nubia J Swain MD Inc

900 Lane Ave Ste 114 Chula Vista, CA 91914
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(619) 383-6700

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Dr. Fijman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Fijman performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Fijman performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Dr. Fijman performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 35% of her peers

Dr. Fijman performs this procedure more than 35% of her peers

Bipolar Disorder
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Dr. Fijman treats Bipolar Disorder more than 31% of her peers

Dr. Fijman treats this condition more than 31% of her peers

Dr. Fijman's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • ADHD Testing
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Stress Management

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Dr. Fijman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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 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
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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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 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 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-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 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
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity Behavioral Health Network-CA
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare

Dr. Fijman's Reviews

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Just plain awful. Children and adolescents do not need a doctor as stern as this one. I wish she was not my first psychiatrist because now I am scared that all of them are like her. She made me afraid of receiving the treatment that I need.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Lex – Aug 11, 2021
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Dr Fijman came into my life about a year ago when I was diagnosed with a litany of serious health issues. My first point is Dr Fijman’s a really great listener. We did some simple labs and we determined some of my struggles were stemmed from taking wrong medications, but also not using some simple medications/nutrients that Dr Fijman has researched and have been life changing for me. She’s an academician. My life is different and I’d certainly recommend Dr Fijman for those looking for change.
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
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Gina in San Diego, CA – Aug 03, 2018
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I see she hasn't changed since my son saw her over a year ago. He was dumped because the RECEPTIONIST didn't believe my reason for missing ONE appointment!!! Dr. Fijman needs to be disbarred for her terrible patient/client relationship. She will tell you what you said at the last appointment even though it's wrong. She shows no sympathy. It's hard enough dealing with a depressed child on top of adding her to the situation. Run! You have been fairly warned. Wish I had been!!
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Lovingmom in ESCONDIDO – Aug 02, 2018
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Dr. Fijman will make you wait in the waiting room for 30+ minutes for your appointment if you arrive on time. She is inattentive and does not register what you are actually saying to her about how you feel and what you need. She is inflexible and dismissive, and is not open to discuss treatment options with you. She thinks her way is best and it doesn't seem to matter what the patient feels. Do not recommend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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denlove0407 in none – Jul 24, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Fijman for about 2 years now and can't say enough great things about here. I've seen sooo many doctors throughout my 20 years of having anxiety and they all just want to throw drugs at me, maybe speak to me for 5 mins. Dr. Fijman is NOT that way at all. She listens and explains things, and backs it up with medical books and study's. She can be stern, but it's like your grandmother, she sees through the lies and just wants to help those who want to be helped.
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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Andrea in San Diego, CA – Jun 01, 2018
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Such a horrible Dr. she should be embarrassed to be in this type of work. So rude and doesn’t listen to the patient at all. If you miss any appointments you will be dropped as a patient. Doctors in this field should want to HELP people not just be in it for the money. She rushes people in and out and prescribes pills without asking for patient input.
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
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Apr 01, 2018
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I Didn't even get the chance to see the doctor. But just my time with the office manager Lynn i can predict that dr. Fijman wouldn't have been much different.
What went well
No results
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
3 people found this helpful
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James in San Diego, CA – Oct 28, 2016
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Dr Fijman is a very thorough doctor and explains the medical processes in a language you can understand. She backs up everything she says with her medical books so you can see for yourself. Be organized and come prepared to take notes. She is great about researching and expanding her knowledge in the medical field. My 9 year old son loves her for how much she has helped him. She is stern with him when needed and he respects her for doing so. She has help our family piece together a lot.
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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Sam T in San Diego, CA – Sep 13, 2016
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I'm the type of person who reviews doctors before my visit. I wish I listened to the reviews before going. Find another doctor! What concerns me is her staff- rude. The worst part is the new office manager is condescending. Actually laughed at me when I brought up talking to the Dr. on phone! Dr Fijman wants you to get a doctors visit (charges $$$) for every refill on your perscription even if nothing has changed in years. It feels like they want to suck every dollar out of you. Don't go here!
What went well
No results
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
3 people found this helpful
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Jessica in San Diego, CA – Aug 16, 2016
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My complains are NOT about Dr. Fijman herself, but her office staff and scheduling. I work full time, and I am a full time graduate student. Clearly, getting the proper treatment for my AD(H)D is EXTREMELY important. Due to my tight schedule and that she only takes appointments during the week, I had to reschedule some appointments. Office staff always gave me attitude, and often forgot to cancel my appointment. Frequently, I was charged $75 for missing an appointment. Find another doctor.
What went well
No results
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 trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Sarah H. in Encinitas, CA – Apr 05, 2016
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Every time I saw Dr. Fijman her lack of empathy and brash behavior shocked me. At one point it even brought me to tears. She refuses to listen and take into consideration what I am telling her. She continues to refuse my requests for referrals to see specialists and multipule times has even told me what I should think and feel. I can tell that she cares about her patients, but her bedside manner is so disconcerting that I consider it dangerous due to the nature of her profession
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
8 people found this helpful
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San Diego, CA – Mar 02, 2016
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She is moody and mercurial. She can be empathetic in one visit and downright callous in the next. She would became visibly frustrated with me for speaking too much inside of five minutes. She has no intellectual curiosity or interest in her job. She simply wants to throw prescriptions at you and get you out of her office as quickly as possible.
What went well
No results
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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Lemon Grove, CA – Jan 16, 2016
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I was dumped as a patient after becoming homeless after losing my job. I couldn't afford to see her and when I got back on my feet to go in less than a year later she dumped me as her patient and her personal scheduler at the front desk is super rude and treats you as if you don't matter in the world and the fijman wouldn't honor the notes to keep my prices per visit the same even after assuring me it would and then just dumped when my anxiety ,cdoesn't care for people just money
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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El cajon – Jan 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Luisa Fijman, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Her office accepts new patients.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Anatomic Pathology

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Psychiatry

Education

University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
Wayne State University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Fijman frequently treats Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Bipolar Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fijman treats.

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Dr. Fijman's office is located at 900 Lane Ave Ste 114, Chula Vista, CA 91914. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Nubia J Swain MD Inc900 Lane Ave Ste 114 Chula Vista, CA 91914
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