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Dr. Darren Lipshitz, M.D.
Lead Physician
Educations
BS, Biology, University of Nevada
MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Lipshitz is an Addiction Medicine specialist. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, he moved to the United States at a young age and has been an American citizen since 1985. Although his country of birth has had a profound impact on his values of social justice, he has found that the United States shares those ideals of liberty and equality.
Dr. Lipshitz attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology before attending the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for his Medical Doctorate. After four cold winters in Wisconsin, he moved to the more appealing climate of Northern California where he continued his medical training and completed a residency in Family Medicine at University of California, San Francisco.
He ran a solo, private practice in Sausalito, CA, where he was the “town doc” for a variety of family demographics, from the affluent to the under-served population in neighboring Marin City, where he helped the community establish their own Federally Qualified Health Center. Eventually, Dr. Lipshitz relocated to Southern California to be closer to family.
Always looking for new challenges professionally, he became Board Certified working in the field of Addiction Medicine. He has never stopped seeing patients through primary care eyes and still has a “town doc” heart which lends itself well to the specialized field of Addiction Medicine and the complex physical and social issues often encountered therein.