Dr. Syam Kunam, MD

Dr. Syam Kunam, MD

Adult Psychiatry  |  
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Dr. Syam Kunam, MD is an adult psychiatry doctor who practices in Redlands, CA. He has been practicing for 38 years.

1809 W Redlands Blvd

Redlands, CA 92373

Contact Information

(909) 335-3026

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas


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Bipolar Disorder
very high
more than 97% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
more than 76% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kunam "We are Inland Psychiatric Medical Group from Southern California, a collaborative practice of psychiatrists and therapists who are well trained and highly qualified to help with all the challenges you have to face. We work with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples."


  • Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Migraine
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (1/18/2013)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
1 Board Action
  • Disciplinary action in another state (12/20/2013)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Kunam, Syam Prasad MD: License # 4301407311: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has Sister State Discipline and engaged in Failure to Report/Comply. ACTION TAKEN: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services has REPRIMANDED the physician’s Michigan license and imposed a FINE. COMPLIANCE: The physician COMPLIED with the Fine Requirement on December 20, 2013.
    State: Michigan


  • Sri Venkateswara Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Sri Venkateswaraa Medical College, Hospital Research Centre, Pondicherry University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Henry Ford Med Ctr-Henry Ford Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Kunam has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Kunam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kunam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kunam to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kunam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
I would never recommend this excuse for a doctor, even my grandmother who has seen him for years says things like "I tell him what I need and he gives it to me." Hes just a 'candy' doctor. I was seen under the table through my grandmothers appointments with this "Dr." He gave me Lexapro and Zyprexa as a 12 year old and it destroyed my brain. I was told that Zyprexa was a sleeping pill for my insomnia, obviously this is NOT what Zyprexa is used for. I am taking legal action against him.
in Mission Viejo |
I have been going to him for over a yr. at the mission Viejo. I ' m taking Pristig. I was out of town and forgot them. On Xmas eve,I started going thru withdrawals severe crying and body aches. I just needed 5 Pristig. to get me thru the holidays . I called and got the answering service. She was very empathic and proactive, However, the way the m.d.s system is set up ; there is no psychatric. Coverage. NEVER RECEIVED. A CALL UNTIL 5 DAYS LATERFROM HIS STAFF.HE DOESN't care. Find another M.d.
in Victorville, ca |
Dr. Kunam is a very busy doctor that does his best to keep up with all of us. I do think he cares, more then most, he will at least listen to you and listen to what you have to say. Before you knock him, try dealing with these other doctors.....you will be back
San Bernardino |
During one of my first visits on a Saturday morning he started to doze off asleep. When expressing concerns about paying for medications he assured me that it was generic and cheap at Costco even without insurance. I checked the prices at several stores... Not cheap. Before starting a new medicine, asked before leaving if there were any risks. He said no. The pharmacy medicine readout listed several risks, and a couple risks were experienced. Not shy about prescribing, even without diagnosis.
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Dr. Kunam accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
    Whole HealthPrimeCare California HMO
    Whole HealthPrimeCare California OAMC
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Guided Access HMO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Community Care Network HMO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    SmartCare HMO
    WholeCare Network HMO
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kunam has admitting privileges

Redlands Community Hospital
350 Terracina Blvd
Redlands, CA 92373
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