Dr. Michael Tolwin, MD

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Psychiatry

Dr. Michael Tolwin, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Culver City, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tolwin has extensive experience in Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities College Medical Center and Southern California Hospital At Hollywood. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Michael Tolwin, MD

Tolwin Psychiatric Medical Grp

3831 Hughes Ave Ste 506 Culver City, CA 90232 ()
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  • Gross Negligence (11/16/2018)View details
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Tolwin is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Tolwin is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Schizophrenia
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Dr. Tolwin's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Tolwin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tolwin

3.3

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Tolwin has been fantastic & a lifesaver. He listens, he gets it, he is up on the latest medications & is patient but thorough. His office staff is also wonderful especially Lucy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Judi – Mar 16, 2021
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Dr. Tolwin was honestly like an angel for our adult son, who has terrible struggles with schizoaffective disorder. He always responded very quickly to my phone calls (we live in another state), and was a compassionate listener. He was able to get our extremely ill son conserved by the state of CA, which is difficult todo and was very much needed. I cannot recommend Dr. Tolwin enough.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Julia L. – Feb 13, 2021
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Dr Tolwin cares about people and tries to Reason a way to find answers to them Dr.Tolwin is a very wise and intelligent person that does His Best in helping the person who needs
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
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Jungle – Jan 12, 2020
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We've been seeing Dr. Tolwin for 13 years and thank the powers that be we found him. Dr. T is amazing with his listening skills and expertise and knowledge of his individual patients. From mom and brain injured son.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Virginia and Dylan in South Gate, CA – Mar 07, 2017
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Dr Tolwin is literally a life saver. By far and away the best doctor I have ever had. I trust him 100%.
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
7 people found this helpful
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Angela O in Manhattan Beach, CA – May 14, 2016
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Dr. Michael Tolwin was my psychiatrist for over 14 years, until I had to move from Cali to Oklahoma. He is a very good listener, extremely intelligent, understood my personal problems, gave me excellent advice, prescribed an anti-depressant that turned my life around for the better, and his staff was always pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Tolwin.
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
9 people found this helpful
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Lisa B. in Cheyenne, OK – May 08, 2016
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do not give this office your social security number and make sure your nursing home does not give your number to this office. i have been reporting medicare fraud for several years and this office continues to bill for services to a nursing home patient who receives no services. Medicare pays no attention nor does Anthem Blue Cross...they just pay the bills even though they are told REPEATEDLY NO SERVICES ARE PROVIDED.
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
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AprilRains in Long Beach, CA – Jan 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Michael Tolwin, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Culver City, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tolwin has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

1985
University Socal
Residency Hospital
1982
University Socal
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Wisconsin Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

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What are Dr. Michael Tolwin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tolwin frequently treats Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Tolwin specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Tolwin, MD's office located?

Dr. Tolwin's office is located at 3831 Hughes Ave Ste 506, Culver City, CA 90232. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Tolwin speaks Hebrew and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Tolwin Psychiatric Medical Grp

Tolwin Psychiatric Medical Group Inc3831 Hughes Ave Ste 506 Culver City, CA 90232
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tolwin is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

College Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

Southern California Hospital At Hollywood

Hollywood, CA

48% Patients that would definitely recommend, 22% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)