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Timothy L. Sams, PhD

Psychologist - Cognitive & Behavioral


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Dr. Timothy L. Sams is a Board Certified Psychologist and Pain Medicine Manager serving the Palm Desert area for more than 20 years. Dr. Sams is experienced in Rehabilitation Psychology, Behavioral Medicine and Pain Coping Assessment. He is a professional member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the North American Neuromodulation Society.

Provider Training

University of MichiganBachelors DegreeB.A. Psychology1980
Michigan State UniversityDoctoratePh.D. Psychology1989

Internship - Long Beach VA HospitalMedical PsychologyNot Specified
Continuing Medical Education (CME) - Alliant University Clinical Psychopharmacology2010

Experience & Accolades

Board CertifiedAmerican College of Forensic Examiners
Board CertifiedAmerican College of Forensic Medicine
Professional MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Management
Professional MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
Professional MemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society

Practice & Hospital Affiliations

Timothy L. Sams, PhD has not yet indicated the hospitals that he is affiliated with.


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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Medical Specialties
  • Psychologist - Sub-Specialty: Cognitive & Behavioral

Years In Practice: 31 (started in 1989)

Accepts New Patients: Yes

Sams specializes in treating the following types of patients:

  • Adults

Medical Philosophy: Functional Medicine

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