Welcome and thank you for visiting Dr. Tang’s psychiatry website. He is a board certified psychiatrist in Irvine, Orange County, specializing in helping those who suffer from depression, bipolar, and anxiety. He is a compassionate psychiatrist who will help you explore areas in your life that are unsatisfying and work with you to find practical ways to manage life’s struggles.
Dr. Tang’s four years of formal psychiatric training in adult psychiatry was at University of California, Irvine Residency Program. In terms of his experience working in psychiatry, he has taken care of psychiatric patients in a variety of psychiatric settings: 1) psychiatric inpatient hospitals, 2) long-term psychiatric care facilities, 3) outpatient clinics, and 4) psychiatric urgent care facilities.
He is a psychopharmacologist, a fancy word for a psychiatrist who specializes in understanding how psychiatric medications work. Dr. Tang takes a conservative approach when using psychiatric medication to treat depression, bipolar, and anxiety. In order to keep his knowledge current, he makes efforts to participate in advance psychopharmacology lectures in order to keep his patients informed.
Dr. Tang is a board certified psychiatrist. According to the American Board of Medical Specialties: “Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Board certification—and the Gold Star—demonstrate a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice. The Gold Star signals a board certified physician’s commitment and expertise in consistently achieving superior clinical outcomes in a responsive, patient-focused setting. Patients, physicians, healthcare providers, insurers and quality organizations look for the Gold Star as the best measure of a physician’s knowledge, experience and skills to provide quality healthcare within a given specialty.”