Psychiatrist in San Diego, California Al Alam, Psychiatrist

License: MD

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatrist in San Diego, California Al Alam, MD

Al Alam, MD

I am Board certified in both Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. Started my career at the University of Pittsburgh, where I served for five years on the faculty and served as Associate Director for Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry and the student Clerkship Director. I am a productive writer and have published a number of articles related to the interface of psychiatry and medicine. Continuing my journey and having fun, currently, I am a teaching clinical faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Diego.

I feel fortunate to have found my passion in psychiatry, my extensive training and expertise have provided me with ample tools to work with most psychiatric conditions.

Philosophy of Care:

I have a thorough, methodical, and empathic approach. I strive to make an accurate diagnosis and apply an evidence-based approach to management. I will offer psychoeducation, guidance, and perspective to empower individuals to become their best selves.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Sharp Health Plan


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness


  • First Responders
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • Arabic
  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Al Alam. You can also call 858-279-1223 to have someone assist you.

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