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Kathleen C Alva, PAC

Physician Assistant

San Juan Capistrano, CA

About Kathleen C Alva

Ms. Alva left a successful career as a clothing and swimwear designer to go back to school and pursue her dream of working in medicine. "Ever since I was a young child, I have taken care of family, friends, and animals who were sick or injured. I majored in Psychology and Anthropology in college because I wanted to learn more about human behavior. I enjoyed designing clothing but I love Family Medicine because it gives me the best opportunity to build long-term relationships with patients and it encompasses all aspects of medicine, including preventative health." Ms. Alva derives great satisfaction from encouraging her patients to invest in themselves by putting in the time and energy to improve their health and reduce or eliminate the need for medications to help control their health issues. A Southern California native, Ms. Alva enjoys walking on the beach, kayaking, whale watching, and just "watching the beautiful sunsets." She is also a fan of acoustic guitar music, especially Hawaiian slack key. Kathleen Alva is a physician assistant and may not be selected as a primary care physician.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Physician Assistant

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Education and training

  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Master's in Physician Assistant Studies

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1215099494

Overall rating
5.0
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Miss Alva and her staff always listen & respond to my needs and concerns. I am grateful to have such awarm & caring provider.
Miss Alva and her staff always listen & respond to my needs and concerns. I am grateful to have such a warm & caring provider.
RW · Less than 1 year ago
Dr. Alva is very professional and really makes you feel comfortable. She takes the time to explain everything she is doingto ensure you feel informed and relaxed. She is also very nice and quite funny, I have been seeing her for years.
Dr. Alva is very professional and really makes you feel comfortable. She takes the time to explain everything she is doing to ensure you feel informed and relaxed. She is alsovery nice and quite funny, I have been seeing her for years.
KM · Less than 1 year ago

Kathleen C Alva's office location

MemorialCare Medical Group San Juan Capistrano

MemorialCare Medical Group

31001 Rancho Viejo Rd

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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Dr. Alva is very professional and really makes you feel comfortable. She takes the time to explain everything she is doing to ensure you feel informed and relaxed. She is also very nice and quite funny, I have been seeing her for years.

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Miss Alva and her staff always listen & respond to my needs and concerns. I am grateful to have such a warm & caring provider.

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Dr. Alva is always a pleasure to see. She always makes me feel comfortable when talking about any issues I may be having. She's the best! The staff is always friendly too.

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Excellent. Karla was fantastic too.

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I was so happy to see Miss Alva. I trust her completely and am happy to discuss my health with her. She literally wrote the book on bedside manner.

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Alva is amazing. I always enjoy my visits and she always takes great care of me and I feel totally safe & confident with her. Thank you Alva.

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It was perfect ***** five star care. Genuine.

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