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Dr. Michael Lara, MD

Psychiatrist

Burlingame, CA

Dr. Lara is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist with more than fifteen years’ experience. His diverse background includes practicing in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a focus on psychopharmacology and adult mood disorders. While his childhood dream was always to be a doctor, his interests in college led him to an academic career pursuit. He headed to graduate school focused on English and American Literature, and when writing his dissertation to pursue a PhD, he became interested in the interface between medicine and literature. He was intrigued with how medicine was represented in literature, and shortly after began to pursue his medical studies. He tends to see himself as a coach in helping his patients overcome their struggles. He guides his patients through a variety of treatment approaches to address their unique needs including pharmacotherapy. He is a highly collaborative physician, and his ideal patient is participatory and not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom of standard treatment approaches, considering themselves a partner in treatment and recovery. Dr. Lara believes Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) could transform the field of psychiatry as one of several emerging therapy approaches with an evidence-based technology to treat psychiatric illness. He sees it as one of the more promising treatment strategies that continues to emerge, grow and realize great patient outcomes.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Seminar: “Food For Thought: How Nutrients Affect Mental Health”
  • Seminar: “Pumped: How To Build A Better Brain Through Exercise and Movement”
  • Seminar: “The Pharmacy in Your Kitchen: On The Use of Medical and Medicinal Foods”

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1215153408

Dr. Michael Lara's office location

TMS Health Solutions

1860 El Camino Real, Suite #250

Burlingame, CA 94010

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Incredible Dr. Brilliant.
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very professional and caring
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Dr. Lara is direct, systematic, and caring. He does an excellent job describing his proposed approach after carefully listening to me. Additionally, the office staff is excellent. Dr. Lara and his staff are highly recommended.
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Very insightful, looking forward to helpful meds/advice.
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