Dr. Lui is an Adult Psychiatrist who has a clinical focus on depression and mood disorders.
In undergraduate, Dr. Lui anticipated pursuing a career in business. With a Neurologist father, he wasn’t sure he wanted to go into medicine. Yet volunteering in an emergency room during college changed his course. He was struck by the immediate connection he felt to patient care. He saw the comfort and reassurance doctors provided for patients, and how this difference directly impacted the patients’ disposition. After this experience, he knew healthcare was his calling, and he pivoted towards a calling to medicine.
Most recently, Dr. Lui treated patients at a county mental health center. As the Crisis Unit Psychiatrist, he managed and diagnosed a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses. He implemented pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of hospitalized patients. He worked with patients to create the best treatment plan possible, empowering them to take an active ownership in their care, as this doctor/patient partnership had a significant impact on aiding patients’ improvement.
Dr. Lui first has always been interested in Interventional Psychiatry and the opportunity to treat patients with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS.) Having treated patients with pharmacologic plans, he saw it was sometimes difficult to find the appropriate medication regiment for patients, and even when found, patients could relapse or worsen. He saw TMS as a safe treatment with limited side effects that can create lasting improvement for patients. He also appreciates the assuagement for some cultures that may be more comfortable with procedure vs. pills.
He joins TMS Health Solutions in Late Summer of 2019.
Dr. Lui grew up in Sacramento and has always considered it home. He likes to follow local sports such as the Sacramento Kings. He enjoys a variety of other sports including college football, basketball, soccer and baseball. He continues to attend Cal Bears games at his alma mater. And in additional to watching sports, he stays active by playing them too. Most of all, he likes to spend time with his family.
Dr. Lui completed his undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley- College of Letters and Science. He was on the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement and was recipient of the Regent’s and Chancellor’s Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship offered to a small number of students. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and completed several pre-med classes as well.
He attended the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California, where he received his Doctor of Medicine. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society during his years at Loma Linda. He rallied around the Loma Linda emphasis on the “whole patient” and their mental, physical and spiritual approach, trying to care for the entire person and not just the disease. While originally anticipating become a radiologist, he realized he wanted to spend more time with patients. He became interested in Psychiatry during the 3rd year Psychiatry rotation in medical school. He found he enjoyed having the time to get to know his patients on a much more personal level that any other specialty, and that he was able to form a real doctor-patient relationship in psychiatry.
He completed his residency at the University of California, Davis. In his four-year program, he received a breadth and depth of experience treating a variety of patient populations. He also volunteered at the California Northstate University College of Medicine, where he developed clinical cases for the Behavioral Medicine Course for first year medical students.
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