Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD

Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
81 y/o

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Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 81 years old and has been practicing for 56 years. Dr. Ciesla is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

Thomas K Ciesla MD Inc

1301 20th St Ste 212

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Ciesla's Experience

Dr. Ciesla's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Addiction Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


  • Family Psychotherapy
  • 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.


  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1961
  • University of California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1962
  • Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1968

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ciesla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ciesla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ciesla to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Ciesla's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Santa Monica, CA |
He has wisdom beyond his years. He is thorough and takes the whole body approach, as I call it. If you have psych problems and other health problems, he is going to weigh you and take your blood pressure. He will also give you common sense advice. He refills prescriptions in the building quickly and efficiently. He is cautious, kindly and very intelligent.
Santa Monica, CA |
Called to set up an appointment and was interrupted mid sentence by Dr. Ciesla and told, Forget it, I can't help you.
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Dr. Ciesla accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
    PacifiCare Health Systems HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ciesla has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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