Dr. Kimberly Brown, MD
Dr. Kimberly Brown works as a Psychiatrist at Lido Wellness Center (LWC), with Board Certification in General and Addiction Psychiatry. After receiving her medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine and completing her internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, she finished her residency at USC’s Keck Hospital where she served as Chief Resident of Outpatient Services. She received specialized training in psychodynamic, and intensive short-term, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. She pursued an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at UCLA’s Sepulveda Ambulatory Care training center and has practiced in a variety of settings including the Veteran’s Administration, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals, the Emergency Room and Consult services for hospitalized patients. She joined LWC’s elite team because of their stellar reputation and treatment philosophy that closely mirrors her own, with a conservative approach to medication that often serves a supportive role to therapy.
In her practice at LWC, Dr. Brown provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management, paying special attention to individual treatment goals. Her approach to therapy is flexible and integrative in order to best meet the needs and desired outcomes of each patient. By carefully exploring each patient’s personal history, life experiences, and attitudes toward medication, she approaches everyone with empathy in order to facilitate their best treatment options. She finds the most rewarding part of her position to be the ability to collaborate with expert therapists and treat the whole person. She believes that the road to wellness is highly individualized. Dr. Brown enjoys guiding and encouraging patients to take the brave steps necessary each day to address their mental health needs. She believes it is a privilege to witness the life-changing transformations that therapy and medication can make in someone’s life.
Dr. Brown enjoys teaching medical students and residents and has served as a clinical instructor at the USC Keck School of Medicine, and as a Grand Rounds presenter at the USC and UCLA Sepulveda residency programs. She currently holds memberships in the American Psychiatric Association, the California Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Brown also serves as a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai for the Consult-Liaison Department. In addition to her work at LWC, Dr. Brown maintains a private practice at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In her time away from work, Dr. Brown practices wellness in her own life by spending time with her puppy, Kirby, and traveling whenever she can.