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About Terry A. Schwartz, MD

Terry A. Schwartz, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in caring for individuals with eating disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. She has more than 20 years' experience and has particular expertise in treating individuals who have an eating disorder co-occurring with mood, anxiety or substance abuse disorders.

Dr. Schwartz is the clinical director of UC San Diego Health's Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program, which uses an intensive and innovative, evidence-based approach that addresses each person's medical, psychological and psycho-educational health. The program also offers family counseling to help patients and their families with improved understanding, communication, and capacity for supporting each other.

As an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Schwartz instructs psychiatry residents, social work trainees, psychology interns and postdoctoral researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research has focused on identifying and improving psychopharmacological interventions for eating disorders and related complex mental health issues.

From 1997 through 2005, Dr. Schwartz served as associate medical director of Outpatient Psychiatric Services and medical director for the Co-Occurring Disorders Program at UC San Diego Health. She is also the past chair of San Diego County's Mental Health "Psychopharmacology of Co-Occurring Disorders" Committee.

Dr. Schwartz completed a residency in psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she also earned her medical degree. She is board-certified in psychiatry.

Dr. Schwartz has been named a top doctor in San Diego Magazine's "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.

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For more information, see Psychiatry.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 1997-07-01

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry

Conditions and Treatments

  • Eating Disorders
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted