Dr. Phil Botkiss
Philip Botkiss, M.D. completed his undergraduate work in biology (1981) at Rice University in Houston, Texas and earned his medical degree (1985) at University of Texas Medical School of Houston. Following an internship in Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. During his last year of residency, he served as the Senior Resident in the Regional Burn Center at University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Botkiss is a board certified Clinical Psychiatrist who has been in private practice in San Diego for over 20 years. He was a clinical director at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital for many years and previously served as a clinical instructor associated with the University of California, San Diego. He recently obtained board certification in Addiction Medicine and has sub specialized in treating patients with substance abuse both within inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. He particularly enjoys treating patients with “dual diagnosis” and recognizes the need to treat underlying depression and anxiety in patients with substance use disorders. He was one of the first psychiatrists to adopt TMS as an alternative treatment for depression and has served as the Medical Director of the Botkiss Center for TMS therapy since its opening almost 10 years ago. He is also the cofounder of the West Coast Ketamine Center which offers intravenous ketamine as a cutting edge treatment for severe depression. He’s excited about becoming the Medical Director of the Botkiss Center for Recovery and looks forward to working with his partner, Dr. Matthew Bruhin who has extensive experience in the substance abuse field.