Welcome and thank you for visiting Dr. Tang’s psychiatry website. He is a board certified psychiatrist in Irvine, Orange County, specializing in psychiatric treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, 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. Living in Orange County can be stressful, Dr. Tang is dedicated to providing the best psychiatric treatment. He is highly trained in the assessment and treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. If you are not sure whether you need psychiatric treatment or that you may be taking too much medication, his caring approach in explaining these issues will give you confidence in your decision.
Dr. Tang’s four years of formal psychiatric training in adult psychiatry was at the University of California, Irvine Residency Program. In terms of his psychiatric treatment experience, he has treated patients with depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety 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. Having a diverse experience gives him a thorough understanding in choosing medications that are effective in psychiatric treatment.
He is a psychopharmacologist, a fancy word for a psychiatrist who understands how psychiatric medications work. Dr. Tang takes a conservative approach when using psychiatric medications. He believes the best psychiatric treatment is to take the least amount of medication that will help alleviate symptoms. He understands that side effects are a big concern for patients. Dr. Tang creates a comprehenisve care plan to address this issue. He participates in advance psychopharmacology lectures and conferences in order to keep his patients informed of the best psychiatric treatment.
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.”