Dr. Michael McGee, MD

Dr. Michael McGee, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Michael McGee, MD is a psychiatry specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1985 and specializes in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.Read his story

1411 Marsh St Ste 105

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact Information

(805) 459-8232

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Marijuana Addiction
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more than 88% of peers
Psychiatric Evaluation
more than 77% of peers
Homicidal Ideation
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. McGee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McGee "Dr. McGee is Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. Dr. McGee graduated from Stanford University in 1979 with a Bachelor's degree with distinction in Biology. He then graduated in 1985 from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. McGee's research and clinical interests have included the integration of spirituality and meditation into psychiatric treatment to create a biopsychosocialspiritual approach to psychiatric care. Dr. McGee has extensive experience in addictions treatment and general adult psychiatry. Dr. McGee has presented and published extensively on the topics of Spirituality and Addiction. He has published a book on healing from addiction called "The Joy of Recovery." "The Joy of Recovery" can be found on Amazon."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McGee "I take a pragmatic, eclectic apoproach that intertwines biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of healing and recovery. I prescribe medications only when necessary while taking care to optimize the chances of a positive outcome by looking at the whole picture of a person's life. I look to help patients maximixe their wellness by leveraging their strengths rather than solely focusing on vulnerabilities."

3  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

3  Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypertension
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
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5  Procedures

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

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

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  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St Mary's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Massachusetts Mental Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • The Cambridge Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McGee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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I see lots of high reviews. My experience was very different. I took the time to carefully fill out all the on-line forms before my appointment, did not seem as though he had even taken a quick look through the forms before our appointment, asking me questions I already answered in depth . The...Read More
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Great Dr. Kind and helpful. Thank you Dr.
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I have been a patient of Dr. McGee for many years. He is always there when I need anything, and is extremely supportive. He is firm with his treatment plan but can be empathetic and understanding when needed. I recently went through a rough time and Dr. McGee was and still is doing whatever I...Read More
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Dr. McGee is the best of the best. He truly cares about the well being of his patients and truly wants to see his patients succeed. I wish there were more doctors like him in this world because it would be a huge help in the fight against this opiate epidemic. If you're looking for a doctor who...Read More
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I started seeing Dr. McGee in early 2015. He has answered all my questions honestly, given me great advice and has also told me when I was making a mistake. All things that help make a great doctor. I will be 2 years sober in 1 week, and I would not have been able to do this without his help and...Read More
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