Dr. Pamela Alfafara, MD

Psychiatry •  Female • Age 57
  
Dr. Alfafara
Accepting new patients

Mendoza Alfafara Mds

5500 Ming Ave Ste 210 Bakersfield, CA 93309

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(661) 834-8341

Dr. Pamela Alfafara, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 32 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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Anxiety
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Dr. Alfafara treats Anxiety more than 38% of her peers

Dr. Alfafara treats this condition more than 38% of her peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alfafara treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 31% of her peers

Dr. Alfafara treats this condition more than 31% of her peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alfafara treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 31% of her peers

Dr. Alfafara treats this condition more than 31% of her peers

Dr. Alfafara's conditions and procedures:

  • Anxiety
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

Dr. Alfafara's Reviews

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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!!!
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Emily Rankin – Mar 06, 2020
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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.
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Ivy – Jun 12, 2018
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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.
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Lisi in Delano, CA – Aug 15, 2017
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Caring and thoughtful. Does a thorough job.much more extensive first visit than any other dr I've ever gone to in my life.
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Regina in Bakersfield, CA – Nov 28, 2016
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Pamela Alfafara, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 32 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.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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Mendoza Alfafara Mds

Mendoza Alfafara Mds5500 Ming Ave Ste 210 Bakersfield, CA 93309
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