Dr. Alex Anastasiou is a Bay Area Psychiatrist who treats Teenagers, Adults and Geriatric patients in the East Bay Area. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is he licensed to perform mental health evaluations and prescribe medications.
The San Francisco Bay Area is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The region encompasses the major cities and metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, along with smaller urban and rural areas. The Bay Area's nine counties are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Home to approximately 7.44 million people, the nine-county Bay Area contains many cities, towns, airports, and associated regional, state, and national parks, connected by a network of roads, highways, railroads, bridges, tunnels and commuter rail. The combined statistical area of the region is the second-largest in California (after the Greater Los Angeles area), the fifth-largest in the United States, and the 43rd-largest urban area in the world.The San Francisco Bay Area has the 2nd most Fortune 500 Companies in the United States, and is known for its natural beauty, liberal politics, entrepreneurship, and diversity. The area ranks second in highest density of college graduates, and performs above the state median household income in the 2010 census; it includes the five highest California counties by per capita income and two of the top 25 wealthiest counties in the United States. Based on a 2013 population report from the California Department of Finance, the Bay Area is the only region in California where the rate of people migrating in from other areas in the United States is greater than the rate of those leaving the region, led by Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Dr. Anastasiou grew up near the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior as well as a minor in Psychology. He attended Touro University and then completed his Post Graduate Psychiatry Residency Training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine where he served as a Chief Resident.
He has given numerous lectures to medical students and physicians across different specialties, presenting at both Grand Rounds and Resident Research Day. He is up-to-date with the most recent advancements and has previously received the "Master of the PRITE" (Psychiatry Resident -In-Training Exam) Award two years in a row after scoring in the top 90th percentile among all Psychiatrists trained in the United States.