Dr. Ramondino is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist who focuses on patients with depression and those people who may be treatment-resistant, having not felt relief from their depressive symptoms with medication and therapy alone.
Entering medical school, he found he had a wide swath of interests. Biology, psychology, neuroscience and social science all were subjects that piqued his curiosity. Plus, he wanted to help people who were having struggles in their lives. A confluence of his intellectual interests and his strong commitment to help others led him to Psychiatry.
Dr. Ramondino strikes a balance between being kind and engaging with his patients while always striving to let them know he takes their concerns and problems seriously, respectfully and empathetically. He values the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Having worked in a variety of clinical settings, from outpatient clinics to hospitals to private practices, he is well versed in and ready to solve many psychiatric problems.
With his extensive and varied background, he has found that many patients are not able to find desired change or results with medications, psychotherapies, or alternative/complementary treatments alone. He uses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an effective treatment with relatively few risks and side effects, as an important tool to utilize in these situations.
He joins TMS in the beginning of 2019.
Dr. Ramondino had lived in the Sacramento and foothill region for about twenty years, and having spent about five years away from it, he’s excited to be back amongst his close friends, the climate, the people, the easy access to nature and the many things that the area has to offer. He enjoys spending time with his daughter and his friends. He is a consummate learner and likes to expand the knowledge about ourselves and the world around him.
Dr. Ramondino graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelors of Science. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School. Following medical school, he completed his residency in Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.
Upon moving to Northern California, he first practiced psychiatry at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He was Associate Physician and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, where he managed clinical supervision and instruction of medical students as well as acted as an attending physician for an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital.
He was Senior Physician for the Permanente Medical Group, Department of Psychiatry. He managed general psychiatric care within a multidisciplinary setting and was the primary physician for their intensive outpatient program. He also provided psychiatric coverage for crisis services in this setting.
More recently, he managed general adult outpatient and inpatient psychiatry for the Community Hospitals of Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, California.