BE WELL San Diego Psychiatry

Marcella M. Wilson, M.D., DFAPA
1989 – Present (23 years) 3131 Camino Del Rio North, #270, San Diego, CA 92108

Private Practice in General Adult Psychiatry with an emphasis on 1) women’s issues- which includes but is not limited to hormonally challenged periods such as pre-menstrual, pregnancy,the postpartum, peri-menopause and menopause 2) the psychiatric aspects of medical disorders, inclusive of pain management 3) addiction psychiatry and 4) forensic expert testimony, both criminal and civil.

Board Certified, Psychiatry

Marcella M. Wilson, M.D.
January 1991 – Present (21 years 8 months)

Obtained Diplomate of Psychiatry & Neurology, Board Certification in January 1991.

Forensic Psychiatrist

Marcella M. Wilson, M.D. DFAPA
June 1994 – Present (18 years 3 months) 3131 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 270, San Diego CA 92108

Cases have been both criminal and civil in nature. I was originally on a superior court designated list for criminal cases. Presently, I continue to work on cases of both criminal and civil nature. I do not accept cases based solely on defense or prosecution, but on the ability of all parties to understand that I will examine a case in a fair and unbiased manner, and then render my psychiatric opinion. I work diligently with each firm or attorney to do only the analysis that I am asked to do, yet aid them thoroughly in any psychiatric preparation that they require.

Consultatory Staff

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
September 1989 – Present (23 years)

Began in 1989 as Medical Director/Liaison to the newly established Women’s Center at Grossmont Hospital. Established key linkages between Psychiatry & Ob/Gyn, developed programs together with OB/Gyn MD’s, networked with the public, created and formalized liaison work with Women’s Center staff including Nursing and Social Work. Went from Active Staff status, and over the years have decreased level of patient contacts. Now at Consultant level on staff.

Medical Director, SDCPH

County of San Diego
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry
September 2011 – February 2012 (6 months) San Diego

Essential in planning, directing, and coordinating main clinical functions of the hospital involving all associated services. Monitor quality assurance and utilization review processes. Formulate, implement new policies & procedures within hospital. Identify operational problems, formulate solutions. Act as liaison with public & private health services and programs and law enforcement. Supervise medical staff.

Medical Director, CRC, Drug & Alcohol Programs, Greater San Diego

CRC Health Group
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry
September 2006 – September 2008 (2 years 1 month)

Oversight, education and direction of physicians and allied mental health workers to establish new outpatient programming for 6-8 facilities in the greater San Diego area that treated dually diagnosed patients.

Medical Director, CCRC Drug, Alcohol, & HIV Programs

Community Connections Resource Center of San Diego
October 2001 – February 2006 (4 years 5 months)

Medical Director of Community Connections Resource Center, San Diego, CA; Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center & HIV Case Management Programs

Medical Director, Adult and Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Services

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Civic & Social Organization industry
January 2000 – June 2004 (4 years 6 months)

UPAC provides Day Care Habilitative (DCH) treatment to Drug Medi-Cal eligible adolescents who are misusing or abusing alcohol or drugs. As Medical Director, I assumed responsibility and ensured that proper medical evaluations were performed on all clients, and that medical services were provided as needed. Along with the program coordinator, weekly record review was held to ensure quality assurance and utilization review. RFP’s were also reviewed during these meetings. I held case conferences and clinical supervision with all staff to provide consultation on difficult problems or cases, as well as provide education. It was also my responsibility to determine the need for emergency medical equipment and supplies at the facility. Any medical emergencies and possible overdoses were to be directly handled by the Medical Director . All medical records and laboratory results were reviewed and integrated into the patients treatment.


San Diego Psychiatric Society
June 1998 – June 1999 (1 year 1 month)

Provided oversight and leadership for our 300 plus membership in San Diego, which was a branch of the California and American Psychiatric Association.

Medical Director & Liaison for the Women’s Center

Grossmont Hospital
September 1989 – July 1995 (5 years 11 months)

Key in developing innovative, new programming for the recently built Women’s Center at Grossmont Hospital. Initiated an updated communication model with physicians and staff from Obstetrics/Gynecology & Mental Health designed for patient & staff well-being. Structured ongoing liaison with the Women’s Center to increase patient retention and decrease staff’s stress levels. Interventions were also aimed at decreasing staffs negative pre-conceived opinions, especially in dealing with the substance abusing patient population.

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Grossmont Hospital
June 1994 – June 1995 (1 year 1 month)

First woman to lead the psychiatric department of this major San Diego County Hospital. As chair, I was responsible for ensuring bidirectional communication flow between the staff and the administration. I led departmental meetings and was psychiatry’s voice at Hospital Wide Executive Meetings. The chair’s work covered a wide range of activities, including aiding the administration with program development, department assessment and accreditation (JACHO), and other administrative tasks. Additional duties included responsibility for staff retention and scheduling, as well as problem solving staff issues. This infrequently led to the need for a higher level of conflict mediation or disciplinary action.

Written by

Dr. Wilson is Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology, and has achieved the status of Distinguished Fellow within the American Psychiatric Association. A native San Diegan, she has been in practice in San Diego since 1989. Besides her passion for the healing arts, she also enjoys creative moments with her camera, and relaxation with her dogs.