R. Bradley Sanders, DO has worked 20+ years as a psychiatrist. He is Executive Medical Director of Alvarado Parkway Institute and Medical Director of Casa Palmera.


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Casa Palmera Treatment Center - San Diego, Del Mar, CA  

Published on May 3, 2017

Casa Palmera is a nationally recognized subacute residential treatment center staffed with a diverse team of psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists who work together to help each patient move forward within a caring community. We design individualized treatment plans and apply a holistic approach in a world class healing environment.

Our Commitment:

Casa Palmera is a free standing residential treatment center that provides 12-step, evidenced based treatment combined with an integrated traditional/holistic treatment component. We provide exceptional care for individuals and families needing treatment for the disease of addiction, eating disorders, and trauma/mood disorders. Casa Palmera offers a full continuum of care to include residential treatment, partial hospitalization with/without board, intensive outpatient program and weekly continuing care. Our staff consists of licensed professionals including medical doctor, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, and master’s level therapists. We accept most of the major insurance plans and self-pay at a reasonable price.

Our Vision

Casa Palmera‘s vision is integration of a holistic program of total healing that embraces the language of recovery, philosophy, and psychology. Our approach incorporates four elements to support your recovery:

Medical and Psychological: …which offers the latest integrative medical approaches and finest psychotherapeutic modalities.

Lifestyle: …which emphasizes fitness, wholesome eating, stress management, and spiritual reflection which teaches patients how to live a balanced, healthy and rewarding life.

Mind-Body Support: …which supports recovery through methods such as meditation, yoga, tai chi and self-hypnosis.

Environmental: …which provides 24/7 nursing care within a safe, luxurious environment in a warm coastal community.

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Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System (Partial Hospitalization Program/Intensive Outpatient Program)  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. R. Bradley Sanders is accepting new patients at this office.


(619) 465-8614


7050 Parkway Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Psychiatry & Adult Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Behavioral Medicine
Group Practice Alvarado Parkway Institute
Languages Spoken English

Casa Palmera Treatment Center  


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Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. R. Bradley Sanders is accepting new patients at this office.


14750 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92014

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Addiction Medicine & Psychiatry & Adult Psychiatry
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Addiction Medicine
Languages Spoken English

Casa Palmera behavioral health facility is located in sunny Del Mar, California, just 20 miles north of San Diego. Southern California enjoys some of the most spectacular weather in the U.S., with an average annual temperature of 70 degrees, average highs of 78 degrees in August and 65 degrees in January. Additionally, Del Mar sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and the laid-back beach town is routinely ranked at the top of “America’s Healthiest Cities.”

Located only two miles from the coast, Casa Palmera is a wonderful location to undergo a life-changing experience and return to wellness. It is a beautiful, peaceful, and tranquil healing environment nestled in a calm, coastal community where patients can recover peacefully from drug, alcohol, and eating disorder addictions, as well as trauma/mood disorders or any number of co-occurring disorders.


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Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Sanders
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Dr. Sanders completed his Psychiatric Residency training at the University of California, San Diego and is Board Certified by the Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry since 1993. A native and resident of San Diego, he has been a practicing physician providing direct patient care in hospital and outpatient treatment settings. Doctor Sanders was honored as “Clinician of the Year for 2011″ at the 25th Annual Mental Health Recognition Dinner hosted by over 25 major Mental Health Care Organizations in Southern California.

Dr. Sanders has extensive experience as a Clinician and Administrator over the course of his career having served as Associate Medical Director (15 years experience) and Chief of Staff at two well- known San Diego hospitals. Dr. Sanders has been the Clinical Director of numerous hospital and outpatient-based treatment programs, and has participated as a member of the Medical Executive Committee, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Clinical Directors Committees, Performance Improvement Committees, and Peer Review committees in various prestigious institutes and hospitals in California. He currently is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and in the past, served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD.

Dr. Sanders holds a BS Degree in Zoology, and an MS Degree in Physiology from the University of California, Riverside. He obtained his Medical Degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Sanders served his Medical/Surgical Internship at Hillside Hospital in San Diego California and completed his Psychiatric Residency at The University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Organization and the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine.


Education & Training  

Medical School


  • University of California, San DiegoSan Diego, CA
    Residency in Psychiatry


Hospital Affiliations

  • Palomar Health

Languages Spoken  

  • English

Dr. Sanders's Medicare Fee‑for‑Service Data (2014)  

Please Note: The information displayed below is sourced from the 2014 Medicare Physician and Other Supplier National Provider Identifier (NPI) Aggregate Report. It's important to remember that the statistics below are not inclusive of all patients treated by Dr. Sanders, but only those who participate in Medicare.

  • Doctor participates in Medicare?: Yes 
  • Number of HCPCS Codes: 19 
  • Number of Services: 2888 
  • Medical Suppress Indicator:  
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Medical Services: 19 
  • Number of Medical Services: 2888 
  • Number of Medicare Patients with Medical Services: 483 
  Medicare Patient Demographics
  • Total Number of Medicare Patients: 483 
  • Average Age of Medicare Patients: 52 
  • Number of Patients Under Age 65: 415 
  • Number of Patients Age 65 to 74: 55 
  • Number of Patients Age 75 to 84: 0 
  • Number of Patients Over Age 84: 0 
  • Number of Female Patients : 236 
  • Number of Male Patients: 247 
  • Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients: 400 
  • Number of Black or African American Patients: 21 
  • Number of Asian Pacific Islander Patients: 0 
  • Number of Hispanic Patients: 45 
  • Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Race Not Elsewhere Classified: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare Only Entitlement: 35 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare & Medicaid Entitlement: 448 
  Medicare Patient Condition Demographics
  • Percent of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia: 14% 
  • Percent of Patients with Asthma: 4% 
  • Percent of Patients with Cancer: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Heart Failure: 25% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: 8% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 6% 
  • Percent of Patients with Depression: 40% 
  • Percent of Patients with Diabetes: 39% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hyperlipidemia: 26% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): 29% 
  • Percent of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease: 12% 
  • Percent of Patients with Osteoporosis: 9% 
  • Percent of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Osteoarthritis: 16% 
  • Percent of Patients with Schizophrenia / Other Psychotic Disorders: 38% 
  • Percent of Patients with Stroke: 0% 
  Medicare Payments Data
  • Total Submitted Charge Amount: $231,725.00 
  • Total Medicare Allowed Amount: $190,146.95 
  • Total Medicare Payment Amount: $129,190.56 
  • Total Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $125,126.87 
  • Total Medical Submitted Charge Amount: $231,725.00 
  • Total Medical Medicare Allowed Amount: $190,146.95 
  • Total Medical Medicare Payment Amount: $129,190.56 
  • Total Medical Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $125,126.87 
  Medicare Prescription Drug Data
  • Drug Suppress Indicator: n/a 
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Medicare Beneficiaries With Drug Services: 0 
  • Total Drug Submitted Charge Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Allowed Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Payment Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $0.00 
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