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Dr. Joseph H. Atkinson, MD

Dr. Joseph H. Atkinson, MD

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    Overview

    Joseph H. Atkinson, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist whose expertise is in treating mental health issues of individuals with HIV. Dr. Atkinson is part of UC San Diego Healths Owen Clinic, one of the nation's outstanding HIV primary care clinics, where he provides psychiatric consultations to adults receiving care.Dr. Atkinsons research focuses on understanding the intersections of HIV, mental health and chronic pain. He is a founding member of the HIV neurobehavioral research program at UC San Diego School of Medicine.He has published more than 250 scientific and clinical articles on a range of topics, including HIV-related depression and chronic pain. As a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Atkinson has trained medical students, residents and fellows in psychiatry. Dr. Atkinson completed a fellowship in psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed residency training in psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Atkinson is board-certified in psychiatry and is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/hiv/Pages/default.aspx or https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/psych/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Psychiatrist

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Other Degree - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Medical Degree - Psychiatrist

    Medical Degree - Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Insurances

    Please contact Dr. Atkinson's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.

    Locations

    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest: Medical Offices South - Owen Clinic

    4168 Front Street

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-3995

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest: Medical Offices South

    4168 Front Street

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Joseph Atkinson accepting new patients?

    Yes, Joseph Atkinson is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Joseph Atkinson offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Atkinson's office at (619) 543-3995 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Joseph Atkinson offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Atkinson's office at (619) 543-3995 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Joseph Atkinson speak?

    Joseph Atkinson speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Joseph Atkinson have?

    Joseph Atkinson is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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