Dr. Gustavo Alva, MD

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Dr. Gustavo Alva, MD

Neurology | Male

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specs 3151 Airway Ave Ste T3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Get Directions
(714) 545-5550

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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      in Laguna Hills, CA |
      It is painful to watch how no good deed goes unpunished. I can not in good conscience allow the comment placed here by Mr. Truong to go unchallenged. As a first line observer of this tragic event I saw nothing but compassion, caring and understanding extended not only to the patient but to his family as well. I can understand grieving but one should never place the blame on some one that helped without looking at the family dynamics. Shame on you for attempting to slander a good name.
      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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      Specialties

      • Neurology
      • Psychiatry

      Board Certifications

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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

      Procedures Performed

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

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        Board Actions

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      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

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in Neurology
      • Board certified in Psychiatry
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Alva's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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.