Dr. Alejandro Alva MD
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Dr. Alejandro Alva specializes in psychiatry in Costa Mesa, California. Details of Dr. Alva's 23 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara are available on your free doctor report.
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3151 Airway Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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A psychiatrist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, and adjustment disorders. The psychiatrist is able to understand the biologic, psychologic, and social components of illness, and therefore is uniquely prepared to treat the whole person. A psychiatrist is qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests and to prescribe medications, evaluate and treat psychologic and interpersonal problems, and to intervene with families who are coping with stress, crises, and other problems in living..
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Alva is affiliated with 1 hospital:
Chapman Medical Center
2601 E Chapman Ave
EducationDr. Alva attended medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina and graduated in 1990 having 23 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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