Dr. Quijada

Psychiatrist

I’ve travelled for years with my nuclear family in the medical mission field to somewhere around twenty countries.  My formative years were also largely influenced by the pleasures of music, sports, reading and writing.  My bachelor’s degree in Biology, from La Sierra University, California in 1994, ushered me into the final years of my formal education.  Just before entering medical school, I spent almost three months in Sevilla living in the community and learning Spanish.  Between years two and three of medical school, I spent five weeks in the medical clinics and community of Ecuador, where I was happy to continue studying Spanish.

I became a licensed physician in 1999 after one year of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Internship and have since completed a general psychiatry residency between two programs, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Harvard South Shore.  I then completed a Prime Medicine Fellowship at Harvard South Shore in 2002.  Since then, I have worked in several companies and hospitals before settling in my little nook, here in the Murrieta-Temecula areas of Southern California.

For fourteen-plus years now, I have been practicing private practice in the areas of outpatient clinic, encompassing medication management, psychotherapy, ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy), public speaking, and writing.  I also enjoy participating as community faculty with Loma Linda University Department of Psychiatry, and University of Riverside School of Medicine.

I’ve travelled for years with my nuclear family in the medical mission field to somewhere around twenty countries.  My formative years were also largely influenced by the pleasures of music, sports, reading and writing.  My bachelor’s degree in Biology, from La Sierra University, California in 1994, ushered me into the final years of my formal education.  Just before entering medical school, I spent almost three months in Sevilla living in the community and learning Spanish.  Between years two and three of medical school, I spent five weeks in the medical clinics and community of Ecuador, where I was happy to continue studying Spanish.

I live with my husband, two daughters and son, one sweet labradoodle and lots of trees in the hills, about fifteen miles as the crow flies to the Pacific Ocean.

For fourteen-plus years now, I have been practicing private practice in the areas of

  • Outpatient clinic,
  • Encompassing medication management,
  • Psychotherapy, ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy), public speaking, and writing. I also enjoy participating as community faculty with Loma Linda University Department of Psychiatry, and University of Riverside School of Medicine.

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