Dr. Scott Barshack of Paradigm San Francisco was recently voted one of the Top Docs for psychiatry in the 415 area code.
A graduate of Haverford College and the University of Maryland Medical School, Dr. Barshack completed his residency in Psychiatry at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco.
Working with teens and their families for more than 30 years, including both inpatient and outpatient psychopharmacology, he finds that many of the adolescents who come to Paradigm San Francisco are over medicated rather than undereducated.
As a result, he is devoted to responsible titration when appropriate, and ensures that young people are treated as a whole, rather than simply treating their symptoms. He shares Paradigm’s philosophy that medication should be a last resort rather than a quick and easy fix.
In addition to being passionate about his vocation, Dr. Barshack is an avid SF Giants and Forty Niners fan, and also enjoys cross-country bicycle trips in his free time.
“At Paradigm San Francisco, we’re committed to working with teens and their families to accurately and precisely identify and treat an array of challenges, including mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse issues,” Dr. Barshack said.
Paradigm Malibu is an adolescent mental health and drug treatment center dedicated to identifying, understanding and properly treating the core issues that impact teens and their families.