Dr. Pamela Alfafara, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 58

Dr. Alfafara
Accepting new patients

Comprehensive Psychiatric Services

3100 Oak Rd Ste 270 Walnut Creek, CA 94597

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(925) 944-9711

Dr. Pamela Alfafara, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Cebu Doctors College Of Medicine medical school in 1988. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alfafara to book an appointment.

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Dr. Alfafara's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluation
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Dr. Alfafara performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Alfafara performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Alfafara performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Alfafara performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alfafara performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Alfafara performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Alfafara's conditions and procedures:

  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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Dr. Alfafara accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity Behavioral Health Network-CA
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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LocalPlus
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Dr. Alfafara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alfafara

3.4

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I saw Dr. Alfafara for the first time yesterday after moving to this area and needing a psychiatrist for medication management. She was personable, very thorough, and didn't try to change medications that were working for me. I've noticed some people have criticized her for not "doing therapy," but in general psychiatrists in the U.S. don't do much of any therapy, just medication management. I appreciated that Dr. Alfafara took the time to go through my extensive medical history with me.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Aly K. – Sep 12, 2021
Dr Alfafara knew right away what meds would help me. She patiently listened to me and was so kind and understanding. I highly recommend her. Unfortunately I had to change to another psychiatric Office because her office group doesn't accept Medi-cal at that time. My care hasn't been as productive since. If I could I would have loved to continue seeing her. She is a bright spot in this city!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Emily Rankin – Mar 06, 2020
She misdiagnosed, made the diagnosis without even really talking to me about my life and how I was. Was very cold during all our visits and seemed like she just wanted me out of her office the entire time.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Ivy – Jun 12, 2018
I would never recommend her to anyone. She nearly killed me. I would go in and the way she spoke to me was cold and it never seemed like she cared at all. Anytime I brought a new symptom or complaint to her she would just add another medication and not alter any other ones. Not only that, but she never properly diagnosed me, which made the medications she gave me very dangerous. DO NOT SEE HER. It's been a while since I've seen her, but trust me I've been better off staying away.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Lisi in Delano, CA – Aug 15, 2017
Caring and thoughtful. Does a thorough job.much more extensive first visit than any other dr I've ever gone to in my life.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Regina in Bakersfield, CA – Nov 28, 2016
I don't recommend this office because of the rude staff member named Monica . I was 7 minutes late because there is no suite number listed ( huge building). I called twice going to voice mail. Finally she answered and gave me the suite number and said because I am 7 minutes late I can't be seen. She booked me out 2 months. Just mean and horrible.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Apr 14, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Pamela Alfafara, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Cebu...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1998
St. Vincent's Medical Center Of Richmond
Residency Hospital
1988
Cebu Doctors College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Tagalog

Awards

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Dr. Alfafara frequently treats Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Alfafara treats.

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Dr. Alfafara's office is located at 3100 Oak Rd Ste 270, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Comprehensive Psychiatric Services3100 Oak Rd Ste 270 Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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