Dr. Terrence Early, MD

Dr. Terrence Early, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Terrence Early, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in psychiatry.

1913 State St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Contact Information

(805) 845-8770

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Delta Health System
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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ADHD and-or ADD
more than 89% of peers
Psychiatric Evaluation
more than 78% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Early "Having worked with patients who have failed all of the first-line therapies for so many years, Dr. Early became interested in non-standard, but effective therapies and the goal of this clinic is to make them available to the public."

1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

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

42  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

  • Ketamine Induction
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services

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.


  • Northeast Missouri State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Award - Faculty Teaching Excellence, Washington University Department of Psychiatry Residents, 1992-1993
  • Honor Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1991
  • Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, NAMI, 1993
  • Mortimer Goodman Award, Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1987
Media & Publications

Dr. Early has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Early's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Early to family and friends
23 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Early's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Once you have met with Dr. Early, you will need to see no other psychiatrist. I have seen many and he is so far beyond the others in expertise and sheer humanity that it is laughable. He is far, far, ahead of his colleagues. Such a treasure, and a true healer. You are in good hands with him.
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The woman, working at the front desk, with the short brown hair was completely obnoxious and inappropriate!
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I trust Dr. Early's opinion implicitly. I can ask him anything and not feel judged.
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I honestly can't say enough positive things about Dr. Early, all of the other doctor's I've seen have made my condition so much worse but Dr. Early is the first doctor to give me relief from horrific bipolar depression and mood swings. I don't have fits of rage or feel like I'm going to explode...more
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