Read some testimonials from some of Dr. Hubbard's patients below:
I spent 22 years living with depression and now I have full range of emotions that I’ve never experienced before, and a new outlook on life. Before beginning treatment, I was non-functioning and almost completely non-verbal. My sleep schedule was non-existent, my energy levels were very low, and I had to pause my schooling because I was unable to even talk to people. By week two of treatment, not only was I sleeping better and waking up refreshed, but those around me noticed a significant change. I began talking so much I joked that my therapist would have to teach me to be quiet. This treatment has changed my life for the better. I would highly recommend TMS to anyone suffering from severe depression.
For a long time I was afraid of this. I had ECT about 15 years ago with a different psychiatrist and it was not a good experience for me. But I trust Doctor Hubbard and he recommended that I consider TMS. I feel I’m an educated consumer. I can’t say enough about the nurturing, healing environment in this office. It’s so welcoming, so peaceful. It’s the perfect environment to do this.
I wasn’t feeling anything different until about 3 ½ weeks. I can’t really explain it except to say I felt brighter around the edges. I started to feel I had a personality again—I’m still in here! I feel like I’ve woken out of a 25 year coma.
I don’t dread getting out of bed. I’m still not a morning person. My first thought when I would wake up was, ‘I hate the morning!’ Now my first thought is, ‘I can handle this!’ I’m more self-confident, calmer, clearer cognitively. I feel more open. My partner has definitely noticed the difference. I have wanted to go to school for a long time. Now maybe I will. I’m very grateful. -- Lisa
Dr. Hubbard is awesome. Great Doctor, very knowledgeable and a great listener. One of the best doctors I've had. In fact, I continue to drive from Los Angeles to San Diego to see him, even though I moved over a year ago. I just haven't been able to find anyone I like as much. His entire office is great too. Kathy, Ahderah. Oh, and if you don't have insurance, he's very reasonable. Thanks Dr. Hubbard!
I have been a patient of Dr Hubbard's for about 10 years. Recently he helped me through a period in which I was seriously disabled and had to be off work for a couple of months. We have had to change medications periodically to find out what works the best for me. He's not the kind of doctor who gives you a prescription with 11 refills and says come back and see me in a year. I come back every 1 to 6 months for "med checks" so he can be sure what he prescribes is working. Kathy runs the front office. Kathy IS the front office. She knows the ins and outs of insurance, disability paperwork, billing, scheduling, etc. She is highly efficient and caring. She ALWAYS smiles when she meets and greets patients and genuinely wants to help however she can. This must be who she really is because no pill prescribed or not can make her show that she cares every time I go there (which has been a lot lately). I give them an A-...the minus is for the tiny parking spots, but that's got more to do with the landlord than the psychiatric care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Hubbard to anyone in San Diego who is seeking a Psychiatrist. From the moment I walked into the office, where I was warmly greeted by Kathy in the main office, my experience was nothing other than positive. I found the front office staff very friendly and inviting. Not knowing what my insurance would cover, Kathy gladly went out of her way to do the research for me. Upon meeting Dr. Hubbard for the first time, I felt completely at ease. Dr. Hubbard was very thorough with his initial examination of me. At the same time, he was very friendly and sometimes funny. I felt completely comfortable telling him things that are private to me, in order for him to make a proper diagnosis. I have been seeing Dr. Hubbard for 2 years now and I feel like I have developed a very positive relationship with my doctor, which is very important to me when choosing a doctor. I would recommend Dr. Hubbard to any of my closest friends and family.
Kathy, the first person one meets when entering the office is wonderfully friendly. She has a sincere interest in everyone. She values people. If one leaves a voice mail she always returns calls. It is inconceivable that she could be rude to anyone. When a person is having problems with their health it is not uncommon to find fault with much of life. I know, I’ve been there. Consequently, a hurried harangue against this office should probably be put into context and considered accordingly.
When I initially went to see Dr. Hubbard I was at a very low point, after two years of treatment with a doctor who was well-meaning but not well-acquainted with modern medications. The side effects of the many inappropriately prescribed medications I was taking had practically incapacitated me, and had fueled my ever-present depression.
Dr. Hubbard listened to me explain my experience. He reacted immediately with a plan for me to recover from the prescription drugs I had in my system and then with a way to proceed with my life without the effects of depression. It took 50 years of doctors, all over the country, to find a specialist who gave me back my life.