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Dr. Gayani Desilva, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Overview

Dr. Gayani Desilva, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Laguna Beach, CA. They graduated from ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE.

Dr. Desilva works at Laguna Family Health Center in Laguna Beach, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse, Psychosis and Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    Laguna Beach Office
    32392 Coast Hwy Ste 250, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (949) 499-2265

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    Jun 17, 2016
    Very caring and compassionate. Easy to reach by email and quick feedback. Thankful for her care and her experience.
    Laguna Niguel, CA — Jun 17, 2016
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    About Dr. Gayani Desilva, MD

    Specialties
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Specialties
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1942353230
    NPI Number
    A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identifier issued by the government to healthcare providers.

    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Gayani Desilva, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Desilva is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Desilva has an average wait time of Under 10 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Desilva has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Desilva works at Laguna Family Health Center in Laguna Beach, CA. View the full address on Dr. Desilva’s profile.

    Dr. Desilva has seen patients for Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse, Psychosis and Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Desilva on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    5 patients have reviewed Dr. Desilva. The overall rating for this provider is 4.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Desilva.

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