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Dr. Charles D. Ashbrook, MD

Dr. Charles D. Ashbrook, MD

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    Overview

    Charles Ashbrook, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in outpatient care of young adults and adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and personality disorders. A guiding principal of his clinical practice is to review, simplify, and optimize his patients medication regimens, using evidence-based approaches.As a psychiatrist at an academic medical center, Dr. Ashbrook instructs residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has a passion for medical education and teaching, particularly in the areas of psychiatric interviewing, psychotherapy, and descriptive psychopathology as it relates to diagnostics. He has won many teaching awards while at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and upon leaving his position with the Navy, he was also awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Ashbrook was an assistant professor of psychiatry with the Navy, affiliated with Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He was also the division officer for the 36-bed inpatient psychiatric unit at Naval Medical Center San Diego.Dr. Ashbrook completed residency training in psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He is board-certified in psychiatry and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, and rooting for his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/psych/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Psychiatrist

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - University of Michigan, Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

    Other Degree - University of California, San Diego, San Diego

    Medical Degree - Psychiatrist

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Insurances

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

    Locations

    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest: 140 Arbor Drive

    140 Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 534-7792

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Charles Ashbrook accepting new patients?

    Yes, Charles Ashbrook is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Charles Ashbrook offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Ashbrook's office at (858) 657-7000 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Charles Ashbrook offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Ashbrook's office at (858) 657-7000 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Charles Ashbrook speak?

    Charles Ashbrook speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Charles Ashbrook have?

    Charles Ashbrook is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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