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Dr. Alejandro Alva, MD

Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Alva

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists

3151 Airway Ave Ste G1 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Dr. Alejandro Alva, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Costa Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1990 and specializes in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.


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(714) 545-5550

Dr. Alva accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Health Net
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Health Net HMO
Health Net POS
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Magellan Health Services
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Onecare
Oscar Insurance Corporation
Oxford Health Plans
Regal Medical Group
SCAN Health Plan
Sterling Life Insurance Company
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Tricare
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Alva's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alva treats Anxiety more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Alva treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alva treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Alva treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alva treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Alva treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Alva's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Counseling Services
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Independent Forensic Evaluation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

About Me

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 regular follow-up on a consistent basis regardless of setting, provide support not only for our pa...

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Telepsychiatry

Education

1999
University Of California At Irvine / Psychiatry
Residency Hospital
1990
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School
1999
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Alva's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alva

3.4

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5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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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Excellent doctor, very considerate to patients needs. Listens to patient and family members.
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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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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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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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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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