Markus Ploesser

About Me

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 18 – 65 +


Markus Ploesser, MD is a board certified psychiatrist offering services to adult residents of California and Washington. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his areas of interest include adult ADHD, holistic and integrative medicine, and forensic psychiatry and evaluations. Dr. Ploesser believes that what we eat can affect our mental health and that lifestyle changes make a difference in mental health.

Dr. Ploesser is very interested in integrative medicine and prefers to minimize the need for prescription medications. He believes in lifestyle changes over medication.

Dr. Ploesser completed additional fellowship training in integrative medicine and is board certified in general and forensic psychiatry through ABPN. He is also a diplomate of ABPS in Integrative Medicine. 

Please note, that if you should need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we require no less than 24 hours notice.


No Show Policy: To ensure that we provide the best care to you, we reserve specific appointment times for our services. This time is only reserved for your appointment. Therefore, we maintain a cancellation policy that includes payment for missed appointments. Should you not give 24 hours notice, or fail to attend an appointment without notice, your credit card will be automatically charged the full rate for the visit. It is $125 for initial sessions and $50 for follow-up sessions. Please be aware that continued missed appointments will lead to discharge. Please call 1 800 442 8938 to cancel or reschedule any appointments.



12/2014 – Present, California Department of Corrections

Staff Psychiatrist

09/2013 – Present, Weiss Clinic for ADHD Care

Office and Private Practice

07/2012 – 08/2013, St. Paul’s Hospital

Consultant Psychiatrist

07/2010 – 09/2012, Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission

Consultant Psychiatrist


2010, University of Washington

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

2009, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute

Psychiatry Residency Training


2001, Humboldt University Berlin

Doctor of Medicine 


  • ADHD (adult)
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psycho-pharmacology
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • LGBT Issues