Dr. Michael Polo, MD

Dr. Michael Polo, MD

Psychiatry  |  
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(6)
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Dr. Michael Polo, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He has been practicing for 13 years.

1525 State St Ste 103

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Contact Information

(805) 681-7517

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Anxiety
very high
more than 91% of peers
ADHD and-or ADD
high
more than 89% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
high
more than 79% of peers

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
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Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
23

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
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Procedures

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • 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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Med Coll Of Ohio
    Medical School | Graduated 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Polo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Polo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polo to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Polo's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Isla Vista, CA |
Dr. Polo always comes out of his office to greet me & thank me for coming in today. He remembers issues from my previous visit & begins each session following up. When I'm in crisis, he allots more time for my vis its until he's sure i'm ok. He's very knowledgeable & is always up to date on...more
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in Lompoc, CA |
He always listened to me and never made me feel judged. He approached my situation with the seriousness I would expect, but also with a touch of humor. He approached me and my life as a whole and took my health into account when suggesting medication (avoiding unwanted side effects like weight...more
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in Santa Barbara, CA |
Love love love Dr. Polo. The best anywhere!. He cares, takes time to listen, attentive, knowledgeable and always ready to provide extra resources such has books, or health care professionals. Always leave his office feeling that I have been affirmed and helped.
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Dr. Polo accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Select Plus HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Polo has admitting privileges

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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