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Dr. Fredesvinda Jacobs-Alvarez, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ·  Female · Age 58

Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez

Esperanza Behavioral Health

7350 Futures Dr Ste 16 Orlando, FL 32819

Se habla Español

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(407) 226-3733

Se habla Español


Dr. Fredesvinda Jacobs-Alvarez, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Orlando, FL and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Universidad Nordestana (Unne) in 1983 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.


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Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez treats this condition more than 75% of her peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 69% of her peers

Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez treats this condition more than 69% of her peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 64% of her peers

Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez treats this condition more than 64% of her peers

Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Homosexual Issues
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders

Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jacobs-Alvarez

3.1

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I've been a patient of Doctor Jacobs for 11 years now and I love her. She is honest and real with me. The only problem is that there is not enough her to go around. I would love to beable to see her more often like when we first started treatment but now I think she is too busy. She does understand what you need and listens to you during sessions. I won't see anyone else but Doc Jacobs. She is great!
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My sister and I used to go to this doctor and we got worse with her. She put us on the wrong medication, didn't listen to us when we told her about binge eating, excessive shopping, etc.. it was so bad there was even a point were I was constantly was throwing up and her reaction was along the lines of. Oh, I'm sorry this is happening to you, but good job on losing weight. It got so bad I was committed into an instatute and got the help she wasn't providing.
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She is NEVER on time, always at least 45 minutes behind your appointment time. Unacceptable.
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I have seen this Doctor for almost ten years now! And it seems like everything keeps getting worse. She doesn't seem to be very on "on track" with her patients. She also has a very fake personality. Their are times I got to an appointment and she just prescribes me my medication and doesn't really care to know how I'm doing. She's always in a rush. She really needs to get organized. I call and leave several voicemails when I need her and she never responds. I now will be switching Doctors.
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I would NOT recommend her at all to any one! She is very unprofessional and forgets half the things you say to her so you have to constantly repeat yourself. She does NOT have a genuine personality. She just cares about giving you pills because that's how she makes her money. She puts up a fake bubbly persona. Her staffing also is constantly overcharging me and are very unfriendly. They seem very un organized. Do NOT waste your time coming to this office. This Doctor is a joke!
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Jacobs consistently gave a run-around. She refused to give med records (until I was reporting her), pharmacy called 5 times to get meds corrected (she blamed CVS), not sending lab results (which she ordered) to primary doctor (she blamed PCP), and saying I cannot ask questions during appointment UNLESS I post questions in portal 2 days before appointment. She blamed EVERYONE ELSE for dropping ball - including therapists, case mgr, but it's all her! And you will be lucky IF someone answers phone.
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Dr. Jacobs is amazing however her office is full of flaws. First off you have to make sure you're in the office for your appointment at least an hour ahead of time just to wait over an hour to be seen. Her scheduling is awful! Once I had an appointment canceled because Dr. Jacobs was sick & I wasn't rescheduled until over a month later. I've also had issues with the staff leaving me voicemails in Spanish, after I have addressed the fact that I speak English.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Fredesvinda Jacobs-Alvarez, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Orlando, FL and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Universidad Nordestana (Unne) in 1983 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Jackson Mem Hosp/Jackson Health
Residency Hospital
2002
University Of Miami Hospital and Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Miami Hospital and Clinic
Residency Hospital
1983
Universidad Nordestana (Unne)
Medical School
2002
2000
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards