Dr. Kai MacDonald was voted by his peers as one of San Diego Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for 2009–2013
Many people visit this website as an introduction to my concierge psychiatry practice.
My Care Philosophy: Relationship first
My practice is based on two fundamentals: a personalized relationship and state-of-the art, full-service care.
1. Relationship first.
First and foremost, I believe that a healthy, caring relationship with a doctor that knows you-as a person-is the most important aspect of care. As such, I make our relationship a priority in your treatment, and pride myself on having a “first-name practice”. I know all my patients, schedule our appointments myself, and will recognize you when you call.
To achieve these aims, I have chosen to operate a concierge practice, which means I work for you, not for insurance and put service-not volume–first. I personally designed my practice so that you get a high level of individual attention, and I continue to strive so that my practice is flexible, individualized, and accessible.
2. State-of-the art, full-service treatment:
A second part of my commitment to you is to discuss and offer state-of-the-art treatment, including both medication and non-medication treatments, family meetings, and genetic testing. I have extensive interest and expertise in both medication and effective psychotherapy, and find many patients appreciate the consistency and simplicity of the “single treater” approach. Furthermore, for many conditions and difficulties, such a combined approach is scientifically supported. I work hard to stay abreast of the latest research, medical information, and therapies to help you to be your best, and have have been recognized for this expertise and zeal, both by the community and the university training program.
An important part of my practice is a longer, more detailed intake process which involves both detailed, pen-and-paper psychological testing, as well as a 90 minute initial interview. This process, though intensive, bears fruit down the road as we will have a fuller understanding of your personality, your unique history, and your relationships. Ultimately, this more in-depth process helps me get to know you and individualize your treatment.