Lida Turner, MD

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About Lida Turner, MD

Dr. Turner is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist with a strong emphasis on patients who suffer from anxiety, advanced depression and may be treatment-resistant.

Upon entering medical school, Dr. Turner originally planned to become a surgeon. She enjoyed all her rotations while starting to find that, for her, many of the specialties focused on the problem or symptom vs. the more holistic treatment of the entire patient. She also noticed that she was drawn into talking with patients and hearing about their past and present. And during her psychiatry rotation, she realized she found her new calling. She enjoyed listening to patients’ stories and treating the whole person. She knew that psychiatry would be her pursuit and profession.

Dr. Turner most recently worked in outpatient consultation psychiatry. She helped patients ages 18 and up, including diagnosing mental illness, full medical workups, and creating and implementing treatment plans. She focused on medically complex patients, be it with psychopharmacology or other psychotherapies.

She is excited to use Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a beneficial treatment in helping patients that may be treatment-resistant. She sees that interventional psychiatry has been underutilized and she is committed to helping her patients find improvement and recovery using treatments and therapies with strong outcomes and advancing the use of TMS to help patients that have not found relief thru medication or other therapies.

Dr. Turner joined TMS Health Solutions in the Fall of 2018.

personal interests

Dr. Turner appreciates that the Bay Area has both the gifts of an urban city and the splendor of nature, with easy access to the mountains and the ocean. The weather reminds her of Seattle and access remind her of her hometown, Seattle. She also enjoys embracing her more creative side and can be found with crochet needles or exploring other crafts, making things for family and friends. She keeps busy training her growing golden retriever puppy.

Certifications & Memberships

American Psychiatric Association


education & experience

Dr. Turner spent a total of twelve years at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, WA. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology, knowing she wanted to pursue medicine and had a strong propensity for science. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine, receiving her doctor of medicine.

She completed her internship and residency in Psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. She became the Chief Resident and was able to provide supervision and leadership to other future psychiatrists. Her training covered an extensive variety of psychotherapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Supportive, Hypnosis within therapy settings and Integrative Psychotherapy. She trained at the Harborview Medical Center too, where she became certified in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT.)

Dr. Turner most recently worked at the Swedish Issaquah Primary Care, Swedish Medical Group, in Issaquah, WA. As a psychiatrist embedded into the medical care team, she handled new diagnosis and worked in a team setting to create and implement treatment plans for medically complex patients.

Dr. Turner has always maintained a strong commitment to her clinical interests in addition to clinical practice. She is a psychiatric contributor to TakeThis, Inc., a non-profit that seeks to educate the community about mental illness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. She led the UW Department of Psychiatry in the implementation of Kindles for supervision and didactic use, including device encryption and HIPPA compliance.