Dr. Alejandro Alva, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 61

Dr. Alva
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists

3151 Airway Ave Ste G1 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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(714) 545-5550

Dr. Alejandro Alva, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA. He is affiliated with College Hospital Costa Mesa. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alva to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Alva's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anxiety
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alva treats Anxiety more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alva treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alva performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alva performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alva treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alva treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alva's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cocaine Withdrawal
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Trichotillomania

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(714) 545-5550

Dr. Alva accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity Behavioral Health Network-CA
Vivity-CA HMO
Beacon Health Strategies
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select PPO
CalOptima
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Behavioral Health
Cigna EPO
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Oscar Insurance Corporation
Oxford Health Plans
Regal Medical Group
SCAN Health Plan
Sterling Life Insurance Company
Sterling
Tricare
Triwest
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus POS
Optum Choice

Dr. Alva's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alva

3.3

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
53.84615384615385%
(14)
4 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
34.61538461538461%
(9)
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  • Explained conditions well (15)
  • Listened & answered questions (15)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (13)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
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He misdiagnosed me with depression when I really have bipolar type II. He said I had refractory depression; which is not in the DSM.
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Orange, CA – Jun 05, 2017
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Excellent doctor, very considerate to patients needs. Listens to patient and family members.
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LAKEWOOD – Feb 01, 2017
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He's a great psychiatrist and was able to get me on medications that changed my life. A God send.
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j.r.w. in Irvine, CA – Oct 10, 2016
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Amazing human an angel from God! I have seen many doctors no one helped me like he did , the combination of medication and his attitude towards life is what helped me ! So what if I have to wait two hours to be seen this only shows how good he is he's always booked ! This doctor treats over 30 people a day !
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Monterey, CA – May 04, 2016
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Dr Alva was great. But once the office staff changed, everything went downhill FAST. Thanks to this guy I had to deal with mental trauma because they could not make an agreement with the insurance company, leaving me in limbo for 5 months with no services and no medication.
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Frustrated Patient in Huntington Beach, CA – Apr 23, 2016
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For a first appointment, I waited over an hour to be seen. The staff handed me a 7-page patient info packet. It was not an emergency. Can't they mail it beforehand?? The actual conversation with the doctor was about 15 minutes. He's a nice guy, but not very perceptive.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is to provide the highest quality psychiatric care to our patients, ensure for continuity of care for each one of our patients by providing...Read more

Biography

Dr. Alva received his education at the California State University of Fullerton and the Autonomous University of Guadalajara Medical School. After he completed...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Telepsychiatry

Education

1999
University Of California At Irvine / Psychiatry
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alejandro Alva, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Alva has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Alejandro Alva, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alva frequently treats Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychosis Due to Mental Illness. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Alva treats.

Where is Dr. Alejandro Alva, MD's office located?

Dr. Alva's office is located at 3151 Airway Ave Ste G1, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists

Costa Mesa Office3151 Airway Ave Ste G1 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Dana Point Office24681 La Plaza Ste 370 Dana Point, CA 92629
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Huntington Beach Office18682 Beach Blvd Ste 120 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Orange Office705 W La Veta Ave Ste 111 Orange, CA 92868
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Anaheim Office3400 W Ball Rd Ste 100b Anaheim, CA 92804
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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College Hospital Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, CA