Chaitanya Pabbati (MD)

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Focus Area: Psychiatry

Licensed in: California

I pride myself on collaborating with patients and their loved ones in order to best understand their goals for mental health and well-being. The primary outcome for patient treatment is achieving greater satisfaction with their lives, and providing them a platform upon which to grow

About Me

Dr. Chaitanya Pabbati is a licensed and board-certified adult psychiatrist. Born in India, he spent most of his life growing up in the Pacific Northwest, and enjoys outdoor activities with his family. He previously served as the medical director of the Veteran Affairs San Diego Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program, and currently serves as the communications director for the San Diego Psychiatric Society. He is also the medical director for SokyaHealth’s San Diego clinic.


University of Washington '07 BS
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences '12 MD

Therapeutic Expertise



ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Agoraphobia, AIDS/HIV, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, Bipolar, Conduct Disorder, Cyclothymic Disorder, Depression, Dissociative Disorder, Domestic Violence, Dysthymic Disorder, Grief, Pain Management, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Stress Management, Survivors Of Suicide, Trauma



Insurances accepted by Chaitanya Pabbati

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Of California Managed Health Network (MHN) Noridian Medicare Sana Benefits

We’re in-network with most major providers. Covered members pay an average co-pay of $30.


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