About UsPacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists was founded on a simple principle: To treat our patients like we would treat a family member, with care, compassion and understanding.
Dr. Alejandro Alva is the Chief Medical Officer and CEO of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. He founded PNS to provide the highest quality treatment in the field of psychiatry. PNS serves as a model of exemplary mental health care for children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
Dr. Alva's pioneering vision of PNS integrates the latest advances in psychoanalysis, psychology, scientific research, social and behavioral therapies, neurochemistry, psychopharmacology as well as non-pharmacological modalities (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) with the purpose of treating mental illness including chemical/alcohol dependence.
Dr. Gustavo Alva is the director of clinical research and he has served as a principal investigator for many years conducting investigation in a myriad of neuropsychiatric conditions; Alzheimer's and other dementias, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and psychotic conditions as well as multiple others. As a clinician and investigator, Dr. Alva's focus is on the genetics, neuroimaging, and latest treatments available for each of these conditions, as well as aspects of ethnicity and their correlation within clinical situations.
We are proud to have participated in the development of a great majority of treatments available to patients today.
Our health care professionals include top-trained psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants with expertise in treating adults, children, adolescents and seniors. Our clinical team takes a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to care. We provide excellent administrative support. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and continue to be at the forefront of the most current research & treatment programs available for you and your loved ones.
PNS is committed to making treatment accessible and is in-network with most insurance carriers.
PNS staff enhances the well-being of persons with mental, neuropsychiatric disorders and chemical dependence through optimal clinical care via residential care, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient services, if a more intense approach is needed, we have an ample net of inpatient referrals. PNS treats people who suffer from a wide array of cognitive, behavioral, emotional and chemical dependence/Alcohol disorders. PNS strives to deliver the highest standard of mental health care available to our patients anywhere.
Dr. Alva and associates continue to be at the forefront of the most current research and treatment programs available for you or your loved ones.