Dr. Gustavo Alva, MD

Dr. Gustavo Alva, MD

Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Gustavo Alva, MD is a neuropsychiatry specialist (psychiatrist) in Costa Mesa, CA. He graduated from Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine and specializes in neuropsychiatry (psychiatry), psychiatry, and more.

3151 Airway Ave Ste T3

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Contact Information

(833) 487-2582

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
more than 77% of peers
Bipolar Disorder
more than 73% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 71% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alva "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."


  • Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated


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  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alva has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alva's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alva to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Alva's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Newport Beach, CA
I saw Dr. Alva for 1 appointment and knew I never wanted to see him or his office again. He was so arrogant in his manner. He stood the whole time he talked with me, left the door open for a time. And he spent a lot of my time seeing if I’d want to be a guineapig for one of his medical trials. ...more
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Gus Alva is an excellent doctor. My mom has been treating my mom for over six years and I do not know what we would have done if we had not been lucky enough to be referred to him. He is caring and truly goes above and beyond. His office staff has changed and he now has a great team of people...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...more
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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...more
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