Michael Lara MD, Psychiatry in Burlingame, California, 94010

Michael Lara


Michael Lara


Professions: Psychiatrist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Medical License - A68236
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • Kaiser
  • Magellan
  • MHNet
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
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1860 El Camino Real
Suite 250
Burlingame, California 94010

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My Approach to Helping

I am a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist with more than fifteen year's experience. My background includes practicing in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a focus on psychopharmacology and adult mood disorders. I have managed patients with mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders.

I see myself as a coach helping my patients overcome their struggles. I guide my patients through a variety of treatment approaches to address their unique needs including pharmacotherapy. I'm collaborative, and I appreciate patients who are participatory and not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom of standard treatment approaches, considering themselves a partner in treatment and recovery.

More Info About My Practice

I also specialize in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). I believe TMS could transform the field of psychiatry as an evidence-based technology to treat psychiatric illness with great patient outcomes, especially for patients who haven't found relief with other therapies.

I am currently seeing patients at TMS Health Solutions clinic in Burlingame. TMS Health Solutions is a leading outpatient psychiatry group practice dedicated to freeing patients from the burden of mental illness. Our practice is focused on depression and is Northern California's leading provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a highly effective, FDA-cleared, non-invasive therapy for patients who haven't responded to antidepressants and other treatments. Additionally, our clinics offer comprehensive psychiatry services, including medication management, for people with clinical depression and other mental health conditions. We accept most major insurance plans. We have locations throughout Northern California.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I treat patients who are suffering from Advanced Depression with Medication Management and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I treat patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), also known as “clinical depression.” MDD is usually treated with talk therapy andor medication; however, a key clinical study shows that over 40% of these patients might not respond to medication as they suffer from a condition called Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD). These patients need to seek an alternative treatment for their symptoms. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an alternative treatment for MDD that has been shown to be safe and effective for those with TRD. I focus on treating these patients with TMS and helping them find relief and recovery from the confines of depression.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Types of Therapy

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
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