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Dr. Ixchel Alvarez
Board Certified, Family Medicine, 8 years of experience
What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? I really enjoy being an integral part of each individual patient’s journey to health. In order to function properly, the body needs a healthy balance between mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Professionally, nothing brings more joy than to see my patients achieve harmony in these three pillars because this is when health can be optimized best. In your opinion, what should be the role of a primary care provider for a patient, taking into account both physical health and behavioral health needs? In my opinion, the role of a primary care provider is to understand each patient’s individual needs and barriers to care in order to optimize their overall wellbeing. This requires actively listening to what patients are saying in order to understand individual goals and develop realistic plans that the provider can help them achieve. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to run, play soccer, practice yoga, be in nature, paint with oils and play with my dog. This past year, I’ve started gardening and completed my first landscape project. I also enjoy reading books of all kinds; currently, I am finishing “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Currently treating patients in:

California, New York, and Texas

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Provider Information

  • All providers are board-certified

  • All providers are Primary Care Providers and are able to offer treatment for a very wide variety of conditions, including illnesses, colds, coughs, and flu, COVID, insomnia, sleep apnea,  diabetes, hypertension, and much more. You can see a complete list here.

  • Controlled substance treatments are not available for patients residing in GA, OH, MI, or NC. After a thorough medical intake (which may include a preventative exam or records received), medications can be prescribed including Strattera, Qelbree, Clonidine, Guanfacine, Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin.

  • While providers are not psychiatrists, they are able to evaluate and treat mental health issues including ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression

  • You can message your provider via the Circle Medical care team in our secure in-app chat on your mobile device

Pharmacy Questions

  • Circle Medical is a fully-licensed medical practice

  • Most pharmacies are able to fill prescriptions sent by our providers

  • We recommend going to a pharmacy where you are already an established patient, if possible

  • Please note that there is an ongoing nationwide shortage of many common ADHD medications, so many pharmacies may be out of stock

  • The decision to fill prescriptions is often up to the discretion of the individual pharmacist


Recommended Pharmacies:

  • Bartell Drugs

  • Costco

  • Duane Reade

  • Fred Meyer

  • Giant Eagle

  • HEB

  • OptumRX

  • QFC

  • Rite Aid

  • Walgreens

  • Walmart

Appointment Details and Costs

Details:

  • Initial intake appointments are 30 minutes, 40 for an Annual Wellness Exam

  • 2nd appointment: 20 mins, includes ADHD assessment part 2

  • For starting treatment that includes a ontrolled substance as part of your treatment plan, we require proof of an Annual Wellness Exam (AWE) within the last year, or one performed with Circle Medical, before starting a treatment plan

  • We do this in order to ensure we have a full picture of the health and wellbeing of our patients

  • We are not able to see or treat patients under the age of 18

  • You may submit any previous ADHD and AWE records prior to your appointment for your provider to review


Costs:

  • Costs may vary widely based on your particular insurance plan

  • In 2022, more than 75% of Circle Medical patients with insurance paid $35 or less per appointment

  • AWEs are typically 100% covered by most insurance plans

  • Cash pay costs (without insurance):
      • 1st appointment: $150
      • 2nd appointment: $100
      • Annual Wellness Exam: $100
      • Follow-up appointments: $100 ea

  • Circle Medical does not determine the price of any prescribed treatments, if determined to be clinically appropriate, and those may vary widely depending on your insurance plan and choice of pharmacy

Locations

Circle Medical is currently available for telemedicine appointments in 32 states:

  • AZ

  • CA

  • CO

  • CT

  • DC

  • FL

  • GA

  • IL

  • IA

  • KY

  • MA

  • MD

  • ME

  • MI

  • MN

  • NC

  • NJ

  • NM

  • NV

  • NY

  • OH

  • OK

  • OR

  • PA

  • SC

  • TN

  • TX

  • UT

  • VT

  • VA

  • WA

  • WI


We have clinics in:

  • Beverly Hills, CA

  • San Francisco, CA

  • New York,  NY


More opening soon!

How to contact us

The fastest and easiest way to get in touch with our care team or your provider is through our in-app chat.

Our secure app-based chat is 100% HIPAA-compliant, which is required for us to be able to discuss patient-related health issues.

Insurance

  • Most PPO insurance plans accepted

  • Medicare accepted

  • We are NOT able to see patients on Medicaid or MediCal

  • You will verify your insurance as part of booking your appointment

  • We are not able to treat patients under the age of 18


Costs with insurance vary by plan. We will provide an estimate based on your plan verification results.

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We are trusted by over 50,000 patients every month. Here's what they have to say.

Appointment availability. I cannot get an in-person appointment in my city for 6 weeks. This app allowed me to connect with a medical professional the next day. (Same-day was available as well.) And professionalism. I felt that in my two appointments I was treated with respect, not judged, and I was able to express my issues and thoughts to someone who was actually listening.

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Rosemary

As far as I’m concerned, this is the future of healthcare. I’ve transitioned all of my primary care to Circle Medical as well as my ADHD management. I’m amazed at the weekend and off-hour options, which are a lifesaver for a busy professional like myself. I recommend this service to anyone who is looking to get a PCP or evaluated for ADHD. Your customer service is top-notch and I’ve never had an issue with insurance or my prescriptions. I’m so glad I found your company!

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I have already recommended it to my sister who suffers many of the same things I do, mostly for the incredibly stress-free telehealth appointments as in person visits cause me anxiety and are harder to get to with my schedule.

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