Dr. Manisha Punwani, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 50

Dr. Punwani

Manisha Punwani MD

1801 Bush St Ste 118 San Francisco, CA 94109

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(415) 933-6124

Dr. Manisha Punwani, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Mangalore University / Kasturba Medical College medical school in 1996. She is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Punwani to book an appointment.

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Dr. Punwani's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services

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Dr. Punwani accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Punwani's Reviews

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4.6

Based on 20 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (18)
  • Explained conditions well (18)
  • Listened & answered questions (18)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr. Punwani is competent and reliable but most importantly she is fully invested in her patients. She truly does cares about the kids and their families. After trying several doctors, my daughter connected with her immediately. As a parent of someone suffering mental health issues, you sometimes feel very alone and helpless. Dr. Punwani has always asked me how I was doing, offered advice, support and resources. My family is in a much better place now that we have Dr. Punwani on our team.
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
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Paola T. in El Cerrito , CA – Aug 30, 2018
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Dr. Punwani is a remarkable psychiatrist and has helped my family more than any other mental health professional we have used. I personally have seen at least 2 dozen so I can say I have a good reference point as far as the quality of care. My son, daughter, and I are all patients for various reasons. She is easily accessible and I feel she really cares about her patients. Now that she has a new electronic prescription service you no longer need paper which is very convenient. GOOD DOCTOR!
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
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JOSHUASITFOL in Napa, CA – Jul 06, 2018
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Dr. Punwani saw our son when he was in crisis and helped him to stabilize. He had previous been institutionalized twice at John George Psychiatric hospital for anxiety and depression. She saw him without charging us. She was compassionate, flexible, involved family and was very professional. We cannot thank her enough for her kindness and good clinical care.
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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Stephanie Ybarra in Fremont, CA – Jul 06, 2018
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Dr. Punwani has continually delivered the precise therapy that my daughter needed to manage and overcome her anxiety. My daughter is doing so well, it's like night and day from when she started therapy 1.5 years ago. I am so thankful to have found such a competent and caring professional. It's clear when you speak with Dr. Punwani that she knows her practice, cares about her patients and will work collaboratively to find the most effective solutions. She's among the very best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Perry – Jul 06, 2018
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Dr. Punwani, seemingly warm and charming, had put her own financial interest over our child's mental well being, at least in our case. Our child and the family had separate sessions (child weekly, parents fewer times) for over a year. Our child's condition has not improved, but developed a dependence on the medication she prescribed. Dr. Punwani rarely talked thoughtfully, never took notes, but, sent us website links quickly for good reviews of her.
What went well
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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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S. G. in San Francisco, CA – Jun 26, 2018
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My daughter has made significant progress with her anxiety thanks to Dr. Punwani's help. She takes a holistic approach and adds the perfect balance of intellect, heart and intuition. She never ceases to amaze me with her ability to laser in on the exact issues and thoroughly and accurately address them. I have found her to be genuine, warm and compassionate, yet firm and direct, which sets the tone that my daughter needs in her healing and development. She is a true healer and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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San Francisco, CA – Jun 06, 2017
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Dr. Punwani has been amazing for our child who suffers from anxiety/OCD. He has made great progress and she is always searching for ways to help him more. I know she loves him and cares about him. I trust her judgement and know that she has my son's best interests at heart. She is very knowledgeable and experienced and I highly recommend her.
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
5 people found this helpful
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San Francisco, CA – Mar 01, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Please visit my website manishapunwanimd.com

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry

Education

2003
Residency Hospital
2005
Residency Hospital
Brookdale Hosp/SUNY Mc
Residency Hospital
University of Massachusetts / Worcester Campus
Residency Hospital
1997
Internship Hospital
University of Mumbai / Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Internship Hospital
1996
Mangalore University / Kasturba Medical College
Medical School
1996
1996
Undergraduate School
Mangalore University / Kasturba Medical College
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

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Dr. Punwani frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Anxiety, and Autism. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Punwani treats.

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Dr. Punwani's office is located at 1801 Bush St Ste 118, San Francisco, CA 94109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Manisha Punwani MD1801 Bush St Ste 118 San Francisco, CA 94109
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UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

San Francisco, CA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)