Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 85

Dr. Ciesla
Accepting new patients

Thomas K Ciesla MD Inc

1301 20th St Ste 212 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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(310) 315-0300

Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 60 years of experience in the medical field. 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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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
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ciesla's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Dr. Ciesla performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Ciesla performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Psychological Evaluation
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Dr. Ciesla performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Ciesla performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ciesla performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Ciesla performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Ciesla's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence

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Dr. Ciesla's Reviews

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3.5

Based on 16 ratings

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Rude and delayed response for emergency situation care
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Stephanie in AR, CA – Jul 04, 2018
Not available during emergencies; inflexible schedule. Rude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Stephanie in Santa Monica, CA – Jul 04, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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May 25, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dapper D in Santa Monica, CA – Sep 23, 2016
Called to set up an appointment and was interrupted mid sentence by Dr. Ciesla and told, Forget it, I can't help you.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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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 60 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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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What are Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ciesla frequently treats Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychological Evaluation, and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ciesla treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD's office located?

Dr. Ciesla's office is located at 1301 20th St Ste 212, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Thomas K Ciesla MD Inc

Thomas K. Ciesla M.d. Inc.1301 20th St Ste 212 Santa Monica, CA 90404
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