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Dr Laura Davies is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She has extensive experience working with the media, and has a column in the San Francisco Chronicle.  A graduate of Princeton who has trained at UCSF, she is committed to improving the healthcare system. She has advocated for patients and physicians since medical school.  

Bilingual in Spanish, she is dedicated to providing culturally competent care.  Dr. Davies has also worked with the Department of Justice to ensure that youth receive appropriate mental health treatment.   

 

She is a Diplomate of the  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has subspecialty certification in  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Dr. Davies has worked on forensic cases dealing with determining competency to draft a will, ability to give informed consent, effects of substances, immigration issues and others. She is a Qualified Medical Examiner for worker’s compensation and disability evaluation. She has also worked as an expert consultant for the United States Department of Justice.  She has been active in health care reform and is an expert on the Affordable Care Act.

Her areas of expertise are anxiety, depression,  ADHD, pregnancy and post-partum issues.  Home calls and nursing home visits are also part of her practice.  She is affiliated with St. Luke’s Hospital, and is part of the psychiatric consultation-liaison team.

Dr. Davies is available for media consultation and presentations, and has appeared on KTVU news, CBS-5 KPIX news, and Univision, as well as radio shows.   

 

Laura Davies MD  2013