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Dr. Samuel Etchie, MD


Psychiatry | Male

7200 Parkway Dr Ste 109 La Mesa, CA 91942 Get Directions


Dr. Samuel Etchie, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in La Mesa, CA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Etchie is affiliated with Paradise Valley Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
Alpine, CA |
Arrogant, condescending, uncaring, and as warm as a bucket of ice. He chose the wrong field. I felt very uncomfortable.
in San Diego, CA |
The meds he's prescribing aren't working. I'm suffering such a feeling dread & anxiety, yet is not addressed. I'm told to "think "happy" thoughts. Yes, he interrupts the time my insurance is paying for me to have a 15 minute appt (lasting 5 min), sometimes wait hours for, to answer his cell phone. Doesn't feel like he's truly interested in helping me, just scripting pills. He's very nice, but sometimes never looks up from what he's doing at his desk, usually writing notes in someone else's chart
in San Diego, CA |
I went back to Mr. Etchie (2nd visit) to provide him with another opportunity to help me. When I went in he said, "Oh, you" and proceeded to tell me how he felt about my first online review. That was his priority, not my mental health. I was beginning to tell him about when his cell phone rang. He put his hand up while I was in mid sentence and answered the phone. I left stating I did not wait an hour past my time for him to answer his cell phone on my time like he did twice the first session.
in La Mesa, CA |
Extremely condescending, arrogant, and impatient
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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic 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 Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


  • Medical School
    University Of Ibadan / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)