Dr. Paul Valbuena, MD

Dr. Paul Valbuena, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  ·  
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Dr. Paul Valbuena, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Phoenix, AZ. He specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.

3550 E Pinchot Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85018

Contact Information

(602) 957-4000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Valbuena performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Suicidal Ideation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anxiety
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Valbuena's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

2  Board Certifications

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

48  Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
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2  Procedures

  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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.

Education

Education data for Dr. Valbuena is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Valbuena has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Valbuena's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Valbuena to family and friends
52 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (31)

Dr. Valbuena's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

Dr. Valbuena saw me in a psych ward 5 yrs ago. I was acutely suicidal. In the month I was there, I met with Dr. Val almost EVERY day. My suicidal ideation, which I had for 13 YEARS, was gone after being stabilized by him, even after being treated by 5 other psychiatrists previously. I find most of...more
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Had an appointment scheduled with the Doctor today first visit. I get there and he's not even at the office, they have me see his P.A. That's not who i made the appointment with. Very bad place.
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Anyone can be a doctor, but, it takes ethics and a sincere interest for wanting to help people, to be a great doctor. During my interactions with Dr. Valbueno, he lacked ethics and sincerity for his patients..
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The front office is horrible. I did not see the doctor, but scheduling and getting someone to answer the phone is extremely difficult. I attempted to call prior to my appointment to confirm the time; no call back from them. I left 4 messages. When I finally spoke with someone, they said I...more
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Angie,the receptionist at the office is very incompetent. She will not pick up the phone till it rings several times and is busy checking her cell phone even when patients are waiting. She got confused about billing and just blamed her office staff!!
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