Dr. Lian Thomas MD – Psychiatrist in San Diego, California

  • 550 Washington St # 635, San Diego, CA 92103, United States
  • +1 619-220-8114

Dr. Thomas Lian, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist in San Diego, California


Dr. Thomas Lian, MD, is a highly experienced psychiatrist based in San Diego, California, with a career spanning over 38 years. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Scripps La Jolla Hospitals, making him a well-recognized figure in the local medical community.

Education and Training

Dr. Lian completed his medical degree at the University of California – San Francisco in 1985. He then specialized in Psychiatry during his residency at the University of California – San Diego. This extensive educational background has provided Dr. Lian with a solid foundation in both general and specialized psychiatric practices.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Lian is affiliated with several prestigious hospitals in the San Diego area, including Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Scripps La Jolla Hospitals. These affiliations allow him to provide comprehensive care and leverage a wide network of medical professionals to support his patients’ needs.

Specialties and Subspecialties

Psychiatry: As a psychiatrist, Dr. Lian diagnoses and treats a wide range of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. His approach typically combines medication management with psychotherapy to provide holistic care.

General Psychiatry: Dr. Lian has extensive experience in general psychiatry, treating patients of all ages with various psychiatric conditions.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Lian is proficient in treating numerous mental health conditions, including but not limited to:

  • ADHD
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcoholism
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Drug Addiction
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Food Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Internet Addiction
  • Mental Illness
  • Narcissism
  • OCD
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Psychosis
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Shopping Addiction
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

Medical Procedures Performed

Dr. Lian performs a variety of psychiatric procedures, including:

  • Psychiatry Consultation
  • Medication Review
  • Psychotherapy
  • Child Psychiatry Consultation
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Psychiatry Follow-Up
  • Child Psychiatry Follow-Up
  • Pediatric Psychiatric Medication Review
  • Pediatric Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Psychiatric Medication Review
  • Couples Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Services
  • Opioid Maintenance Therapy (Suboxone/Buprenorphine Treatment)
  • Ketamine Injection
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Ketamine Infusion
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Patient Experience and Reviews

Dr. Lian has been well-regarded by his patients for his compassionate care and professional expertise. Although he is currently not accepting new patients, those who have been under his care appreciate his thorough approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Insurance and Accessibility

Dr. Lian’s practice accepts a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), UnitedHealthcare, Bravo Health, Cigna, Humana Health, Aetna, and other major insurance providers. This variety ensures that many patients can access his services with ease.

Contact Information

For those seeking psychiatric services or more information, Dr. Thomas Lian can be contacted at the following address and phone number:

  • Address: 550 Washington St # 635, San Diego, CA 92103, United States
  • Phone: +1 619-220-8114

Dr. Thomas Lian’s long-standing dedication to his field and his patients make him a highly respected psychiatrist in the San Diego area. His comprehensive approach to mental health care ensures that patients receive well-rounded and effective treatment.

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