Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 84
  
Dr. Ciesla
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Thomas K Ciesla MD Inc

1301 20th St Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 59 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ciesla has more experience with General Mental Health than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine medical school in 1961. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ciesla to book an appointment.


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Rude and delayed response for emergency situation care
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Stephanie in AR, CA – Jul 04, 2018
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Not available during emergencies; inflexible schedule. Rude.
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Stephanie in Santa Monica, CA – Jul 04, 2018
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Dr. Ciesla is a great Doctor, he helped me through my postpartum depression and is helping now with another episode of depression. He is kind and takes the time to listen to you, he doesn’t rush you out of his office.
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May 25, 2018
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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.
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Dapper D in Santa Monica, CA – Sep 23, 2016
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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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Santa Monica, CA – Jun 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 59 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ciesla has more experience with General Mental Health than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universit...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1970
UCLA Npi
Fellowship Hospital
1968
UCLA Neur Institute
Residency Hospital
1962
University Of California
Internship Hospital
1961
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School

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(310) 315-0300

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Background Check

2 disciplinary actions Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (7/7/2020)View details
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (10/24/2019)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
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Practice Areas

General Mental Health

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ciesla treats Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Ciesla treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ciesla treats Dysthymia (Chronic Depression) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Ciesla treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Anxiety
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ciesla treats Anxiety more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Ciesla treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

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Dr. Ciesla's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

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Thomas K Ciesla MD Inc

Thomas K Ciesla MD Inc1301 20th St Santa Monica, CA 90404
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