Dr. Eric Alcera, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 51

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Eric Alcera, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Brick, NJ and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alcera has extensive experience in Addiction & Substance Abuse. He graduated from SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY / MAIN CAMPUS in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Eric Alcera, MD

Hackensack Meridian Medical Group - Specialty

1610 Route 88 Fl 3 Brick, NJ 08724
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Dr. Alcera has been treating my son (11) for over a year, he is my sons favorite doctor he loves to see him.When we started seeing Dr Alcera we were in a terrible place, my son was going through a lot of trauma, anxiety, and distress. Dr Alcera has so much experience it is amazing he is in the area, he has been awesome with communicating and dealing with my sons incidents with compassion and guidance. I would recommend him to everyone and being a nurse myself my standards are high.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stacy – Mar 30, 2021
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Avoid him at all costs! He is the most condescending doctor we've ever come into the contact with, throwing insults and rude comments at you from all directions. My daughter has been dealing with anxiety and depression from a young age, and he spoke to her in the most berating tone with her mother and an intern present. He continued to make light of several other issues, playing them off as a waste of his time. The lack of compassion toward someone struggling with mental illness was astounding. We're surprised he's allowed to practice medicine.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mark – Mar 02, 2021
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He is the worst
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No results
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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James archinaco – Jul 30, 2020
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I visited Dr. Alcera for anxiety and depression related issues. He would not listen to what I had to say and would constantly tell me my assumption about myself were incorrect. He told me I did not have depression, even though I had multiple suicide attempts, and told me my anxiety was not severe enough for me to be on medication even though I have anxiety attacks several times a week. He also contradicted himself several times during our appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 10, 2019
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He is an great doctor with an excellent knowledge
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Mar 28, 2019
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He was my Dr @ Bellevue hospital where he worked before he started here. There is no words I can express my gratitude and feelings on how he helped me. He is an exceptional human being Im thankful from the bottom of my heart for all he has done for me. He always made me smile and always answered all questions with excellent knowledge Im thankful to have Dr alcera as my MD in bellevue and always will be grateful to him for all he has done for me. Thank you dr Eric. Sad to hear u left bellevue
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Former Patient from NYC - Bellevue day Treatment P in New York – Jan 12, 2019
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I saw Dr. Eric Alcera at Booker Behavioral health outpatient clinic in Shrewsbury, NJ where he now works, i did not feel he was the right fit for me. He was too rough for me, he would give me advice that he felt i needed. He would not listen to anything that i wanted to do. He made me nervous and uncomfortable working with him. He would not let me work with anyone but him, telling me that no other doctor could handle my case. He would cancel Appointments all the time on me.
What went well
  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jon in Long Branch, NJ – Dec 28, 2016
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Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1999
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY / MAIN CAMPUS
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Eric Alcera, MD offer telehealth services?

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

What are Dr. Eric Alcera, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alcera frequently treats Addiction & Substance Abuse. See all practice areas where Dr. Alcera specializes.

Where is Dr. Eric Alcera, MD's office located?

Dr. Alcera's office is located at 1610 Route 88 Fl 3, Brick, NJ 08724. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alcera

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alcera treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alcera treats other conditions, please contact the office at (732) 295-6543.

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Alcera is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
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Dr. Alcera's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Alcera accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Hackensack Meridian Medical Group - Specialty

Hackensack Meridian Medical Group - Specialty1610 Route 88 Fl 3 Brick, NJ 08724
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Hackensack Meridian Medical Group - Faculty

Riverview Behavioral Health661 Shrewsbury Ave Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Alcera is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center

Holmdel, NJ

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Hackensack Meridian Old Bridge Medical Center

Old Bridge, NJ

6 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy, NJ

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Riverview Medical Center

Red Bank, NJ

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

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