Michael Lara, MD

Michael Lara, MD

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About Michael Lara, MD

Michael Lara, MD, is a skilled, board-certified psychiatrist at his private practice in Belmont, California. He specializes in psychopharmacology and treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults between the ages of 21 and 65.

Dr. Lara earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor in biological sciences at Stanford University in Stanford, California. He completed his master’s degree in English and American literature and language at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Lara earned his medical degree from the University of California in Los Angeles, and he’s board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He went on to complete an internship and residency in adult psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Health Care in Stanford, California. 

Dr. Lara served as a chief psychiatrist and medical director at Centro de Bienestar in San Jose, California, a community-based mental health clinic. While there, he managed five psychiatrists and developed in-house psychopharmacology training programs. 

He has also worked in private practice in Belmont, California, where he specialized in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and ADHD. In addition, Dr. Lara has held faculty positions at the Institute of Brain Potential in Los Altos, California, and Sophia University in Palo Alto, California. 

He uses sophisticated psychopharmacology treatments and is easily accessible to his patients between visits. Dr. Lara also offers telemedicine services for added convenience. 

Patients struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), memory problems, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and other mental health conditions can rely on Dr. Lara for exceptional care and a better quality of life.

To schedule an appointment with Michael Lara, MD, call his office or book a consultation online today.