Dr. Alvin Burstein, MD

Dr. Alvin Burstein, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alvin Burstein, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

8687 E Via De Ventura Ste 318

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Contact Information

(480) 905-8755

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Burstein performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
more than 88% of peers

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  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wayne State Univ Som
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Mass Mental Hlth Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burstein to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Burstein's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Phoenix, Arizona |
Alvin Burstein is the worst doctor I have ever been to. I inherited him when my beloved NP of 15 years retired. He has absolutely the worst bedside manner I’ve ever experienced and some might call him heartless and malevolent. One of my happiest days this year was finding a replacement after...more
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Phoenix, AZ |
I was referred to Dr. B by another whack job just like him. Not only did I find him completely unable to have a worthy conversation regarding my situation I found him to be completely self absorbed.i do not believe that the man can hear.I often find myself sitting in his waiting room 4 Times...more
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Birmingham, AL |
I've had waits with him before, but only a bad one once. Sometimes I felt like he didn't truly listen to what I was saying. He dismissed some of the side effects I was having from some medications he prescribed as 'not that bad' (extreme dizziness to the point I couldn't drive). I don't know...more
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Mesa, AZ |
I Would never ever recommended this Dr to anyone.
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in Gilbert, AZ |
Worst doctor I have ever seen. Completely incompetent about medications. I wish I had read these other reviews before going in. Wasted my time and money. His office staff never called me back either.
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Dr. Burstein accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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