Dr. Gustavo Alva, MD

Dr. Gustavo Alva, MD

Neurology | Male | 51 years old

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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 patients but also for their families and loved ones, work in harmony with other medical specialties to improve on our patient's quality of life, be advocates for our patient's special needs, provide responsive empathic care for patients and families.Read more

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in Huntington Beach, CA |
My Brother passed away on 4.2.16 because his physician Dr Alva did not monitor the side effects of the medication that he was given. I really hope this physician loses his license to treat patients. This Horrible doctor does not care about his patients, all he cares about is being the drug companies henchman and pumping his patients full of meds. He constantly cancels on his patients.
in Costa Mesa, CA |
Dr. Alva ordered a change in medication for my brother, who was his patient, without any testing, and failed to provide adequate follow up. Several weeks later he had a serious episode which became an emergency situation. We called his office numerous times, leaving desperate message for assistance, but he never responded. My brother disappeared, and once he was found he had to be hospitalized.
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Dr. Alva's 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 regular follow-up on a consistent basis regardless of setting, provide support not only for our patients but also for their families and loved ones, work in harmony with other medical specialties to improve on our patient's quality of life, be advocates for our patient's special needs, provide responsive empathic care for patients and families.

Dr. Alva's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Attack
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca Irvine Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Distinguished Fellow Of The American Psychiatric Association

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

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