Medical Staff Recruitment in San Diego

Alvarado Parkway Institute is proud of the behavioral health medical community who choose our hospital as the place to provide care and treatment for patients.  We recognize that like our patients, physicians have choices in where they practice.  The physicians who call API home are widely recognized for their skill and expertise in the delivery of outstanding psychiatric and addictive disorders treatment.

API welcomes the addition of new medical staff whose values and philosophy of care aligns with our mission, vision, and values and our Culture of Caring.   We encourage new physicians who are interested in joining our team to contact hospital Administration for a tour and an opportunity to meet with the hospital’s Medical Director and Executive Leadership Team.

There are a variety of practice opportunities throughout our care continuum.  If your specialty is in inpatient acute care, we have four distinct units offering services to severe and persistently mentally ill adults, persons suffering from addictive disorders, a forensic population of administrative and criminal detainees, and persons who are medically and psychiatrically compromised.  Our skilled and compassionate multi-disciplinary treatment team comprised of nursing staff, psychology staff, social services, addictive disorders, and adjunctive therapists work to collaborate with you as the physician leader to direct the treatment provided in an inpatient setting.  

If you prefer the challenges provided in a hospital based outpatient treatment setting, API has four high volume treatment programs.  Centers are located in El Cajon, the San Diego City Heights area, downtown San Diego, and on the main campus in La Mesa.  Outpatient care is designed to occur over time, promoting long term stability and an improved quality of life.  The accomplishment of personal and professional goals is paramount to successful outcomes.   The Medical staff is the driving force in developing and coordinating a successful, client focused plan of care in the outpatient settings.

API recognizes that a patient’s needs transcend traditional hospital based medicine.  We have as an affiliate organization, Promontory Home Health which is licensed by the California Department of Public Health, certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Healthcare.  Promontory Home Health provides both medical home health services and is certified to provide behavioral health home health care and treatment.

Next on the horizon are a variety of new projects with an abundance of opportunities for physicians to practice psychiatry in short term residential treatment settings, in crisis residential settings, and in long term residential treatment in both San Diego and Imperial Counties.  

We are a growing and thriving organization with a desire to partner with physicians who share our passion and commitment to the mental health community. Join our team of outstanding medical professionals.  Contact us at 619-667-6003 for information on how to become a part of API’s dynamic medical staff.


Megan Montgomery-West

Chief Executive Officer