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Dr. Lawrence Choy, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

http://www.lawrencechoymd.com/ I am a Stanford Trained Board Certified Psychiatrist in private practice in Silicon Valley. I specialize in Neuroenhancement - optimizing the function of the adult brain, which is still very capable of growing and rewiring itself. By harnessing the brain's wonderful capacity for neurogenesis and neuroplasticity, I help my patients exceed their status quo and reach their full potential. Neuroenhancement is effective for reducing stress in everyday life and improving performance and functioning in school, work, and personal and social relationships. My treatment enables my patients to overcome persistent difficulties and challenges. I especially help my patients achieve balance and discover greater meaning and fulfillment in their lives. I attended UC Berkeley where I graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, earning a bachelor's degree with Honors in Molecular & Cell Biology. I received my medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed my residency and Chief residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Following residency, I completed additional psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Training Program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I treat patients at 2 different locations in Los Altos, CA. 1) Elite Focus Clinic, Inc: (https://www.elitefocusclinic.com) This is a dedicated Adult ADHD speciality clinic. The insurance accepted at this practice is only Aetna at this time. 2) Portola Wellness: (https://www.portolawellness.com) This is a group private practice setting.

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Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Boston University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Residency in General Adult Psychiatry
  • University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Biology Fellows Award, Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology, UCB

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134316326

Office locations

Portola Wellness & Elite Focus Clinic

881 Fremont Ave., Ste A3

Los Altos, CA 94024

Portola Wellness & Elite Focus Clinic

4 Main Street, Suite 210

Los Altos, CA 94022

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Very optimistic based on first consult
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Really informative, straight to the point.
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A nice psychiatrist. He talked to me, rather than at me like most others. Seemed very genuine in understanding and helping my situation.
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love him!! very kind and intelligent
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Great doctor. Diagnosed me with ADHD and identified ways for me to cope better with my diffiuclties. He recommended meds and helped me decide the right ones for me. I will be returning for sure..
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I had an excellent visit with Dr. Choy. He was professional and a pleasure to talk to. He was knowledgable and helped guide me to be in a better place in my life. I highly recommend using Dr Choy for your psychiatric needs.
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My first visit with Dr. Choy was awesome! Definitely recommend him...I had to look for a new psychiatrist because my previous one closed his practice. Scheduling the appointment was easy. Spoke directly to him and not a receptionist. The officeis in a very nice building in downtown Los Altos. He's very easy to talk to and I felt like he really took the time to understand the difficulties I was going through. He didn't push meds on me like other psychiatrists and offered doing talk therapy. He was honest in working with me in figuring out my best course of treatment.
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Very professional. I would definitely recommend him. To me, his style was very businesslike - the office is very "corporate," and so is his demeanor. Its definitely a medication-management oriented style, not like a visit with a therapist. Still, he took careful notes, and made a concise recommendation.
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He let me speak and took the time to listen instead of just asking the questions I figured he would have to ask. I felt like he didn't jump to medications an he have me his honest advice.
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Great guy!
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Very helpful and productive
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Great personable physician.
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Good doctor.
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Dr. Choy is very patient and kind. He helps me learn a lot about myself in therapy. I feel comfortable with him and recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Choy was professional and courteous during my visit. He is very knowledgeable in his field and is an active listener. I feel like the visit was a collaboration and that the end result will be the best course of actionfor my treatment. I trust his recommendations and will be returning for another visit.
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He is understandable and knowledgeable about what he is doing.
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