4.93

(

2019

)

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

This provider is not currently accepting new patients.

Book Now
We accept most insurance plans

Find your new primary care provider, filtered by zip code.

Quick Answers

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.

See More FAQs
Same-day appointments available
Attend via video from the comfort of home, work, or any location
No driving, parking or other travel required
Choose from over 200+ top-rated providers
No lines, no receptionist, no masks
No waiting room (with other potentially sick patients)
In-app chat support with patient care team
100% of appointment time spent with your provider
Typical appointment duration (including travel to and from)
Old magazines
Circle Medical
20-30 minutes
Typical Doctor's Office
1-2 hours
Prescribe or refill medications
Order blood work (4,000+ locations)
Order imaging (4,000+ locations)
STD screenings
Prescribe vaccinations and treatments
Doctor's Letter for employer/school
Annual Wellness Exams / Check-ups (Full list of Circle Services)
Same-day prescription orders sent to your pharmacy
Detailed summary sent to your phone after appointment
Circle Medical
Typical Doctor's Office

Telemedicine Visits with Circle Medical

Get Started

Same-day availability

Video visits

In person visits

Manage care via app

Live chat

Time required

Check-ups

Prescriptions available

In app appt. summaries

20-30
min.

Doctor's
office

Hours

350+ Primary Care Providers.
100% Confidence.

No matter which Provider you choose, you will be seen by a clinician who cares deeply about your health and wants to help you live your happiest, healthiest life.

Circle Medical Providers are held to an exceptionally high standard of compassionate, evidence-based care.

Book Appointment

Circle Medical Providers must meet all of the following standards:

Exceptionally qualified in their field

Board-certified

Deeply empathetic for patents

Follows evidence-based care guidelines

Embracing of diverse patient backgrounds

Impeccable record of previous care

In network with most PPO insurance plans

Don't take our word for it.

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

I so appreciate the provider who is treating me. She is professional and caring. The app is easy. It has been a really good experience.

Miles

My provider is great and very attentive and a great listener. This app makes my life so much easier and convenient when it comes to keeping up with my health.

Lawrence

Wonderful experience. I feel heard. The virtual visit with the provider has been so positive. I feel I've gotten better care than I have had in my past in-person visits.

Emery

Ease of use. The technology piece makes getting help that would be very time consuming and expensive more achievable.

Matthew

It is so convenient to be able to get medical care from home via the telehealth system. I really appreciate the availability of providers and seamless integration of care within the app. My first appointments with my provider were also really pleasant, she was thoughtful and listened and it didn't have the same rushed and sterile feel that so often you get in a standard medical office environment. So far I am very happy and have already recommended it to friends.

Bradyn

Booking an appointment was incredibly easy. I receive quality care, quickly. That's all I ever wanted!

Samson

The care I’ve received from my providers has been excellent. They genuinely care about you as a person.

Madalynn

This service saves me hours a month waiting in a doctors office, driving to and from. This is time I get to be home with my family. My provider at Circle Medical is not only friendly but extremely knowledgeable.

Mario

Awesome service, many appointment times available, caring and thorough medical care perfect for people with busy schedules.

Ireland

It is very convenient and the whole process can be done around my work schedule with very little interruption to my work day.

Ayla

I love the convenience and ease of scheduling appointments. The providers I have interacted with have been great! They really care about their patients.

Barbara

The attention my provider has for me as a patient. Not just the generic questions but rephrasing them in to something that is specific to me and I can understand.

Kimberley

This system, the efficiency, and care behind it is the best that I have come across. I have been uncomfortable addressing issues like ADD and ADHD as an adult, so I put this off for years. My provider has already helped in 2 sessions and I started my prescription within days. I have to say, I am already feeling better simply taking the initial steps. A big thanks to this team!

Madalynn

I have been helped in every aspect of the word.

Annalisa

The service is great and flexible and I love my provider! She is amazing. She listened to what I have to say and all my concerns that have been dismissed in the past with other doctors. She never makes me feel silly for my concerns and lets me vent about why I was concerned about it.

Devon

My provider has been really attentive. When I reached out for customer support on what I thought were side effects of a new medication, I received replies promptly.

Shelby

My provider was great! Very friendly and made me feel comfortable talking about some uncomfortable parts of my life.

Maleah

I like being able to talk face-to-face to a provider without having to take a whole day off of work to go to doctor's appointment, and I can get primary care and other services all in one place.

Rhianna

My provider is great. Answers all of my questions before our visit ends. I originally used Circle Medical because I couldn’t get an appointment with a provider in person, but because of my experience I decided to keep Circle as my primary care provider.

Thalia

My provider has been so kind, validating, and understanding. She’s helped me understand my ADHD and treat it.

June

I have been using Circle for half a year and never had an issue. Questions were answered within the time given. My provider has been there for me 1000%. Never late!! Pleasant and caring always asked how she can HELP!! I have only good things to say. You're wasting your own time, employer's time, gas and cash going to a doctor's office.

Andy

Because I felt very heard and wasn’t embarrassed or shamed for needing to look into ADD medication in my 30s.

Jewel

Opportunity for an assessment of my health when local medical wouldn’t see me for more than 6 months.

Arabella

I recommended it to my wife, who is now a patient with Circle based on just how simple, easy and convenient it is. Without Circle we wouldn't have had the time to work on our health, and we'd both be in a worse place. Thank you!

Cassie

I love the app. Excellent. You could book on an appt early or on weekends. The provider I work with is knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate and very supportive and thorough!!!

Tate

I love having a primary care provider to work with me on getting the correct medication needed to function. I love the convenience of the telehealth appointments as well.

Macy

My provider is awesome. She is always on time and prepared for my appointments. She is patient, listens to my concerns, and provides excellent care. The app is super easy to use and helps me keep track of my appointments and medical history. Definitely recommend!

Brett

As a long-standing healthcare worker myself, I am very familiar with the healthcare system and how difficult at times it can be to get an appointment with a provider. Circle Medical makes it easy to receive care at my convenience. The providers I have seen are knowledgeable and supportive of my needs. I would highly recommend Circle Medical.

Davis

Circle Medical is easy to use and accepts a lot of insurances. I felt like my provider cared about me and we have begun to form a relationship. In regular offices I always feel rushed or unheard but somehow Circle Medical feels more personal. Requesting a refill is easy and you can check on the status.

Anna

This app is a perfect way for people who have adhd and anxiety and anything similar. It is insanely difficult for me to get myself to the doctor with kids, as well. This has helped so much and helped me get the treatment I desperately need in the comfort of my own home. I recommend it to everyone.

Aaden

The provider was very helpful and I felt she genuinely cared. Appointment was scheduled for next day. Quick, efficient, great service.

Kamari

Circle Medicine gave me access to care that if I had not been able to access through telemedicine I most likely would not have gotten it. Not to mention the ease of use, which is an absolute 10. Technology at its finest.

Mark

Circle Medical is a one stop shop for all my medical needs. No more waiting in a doctor's office for me!!

Ethan

So much easier than dealing with my antiquated primary care office! I used to have to wait on hold for at least ten minutes to make an appointment.

Venu

The interface is extremely easy to use. My interactions have been extremely helpful and insightful with answering all of my questions. I never felt judged or uncomfortable with my interactions.

Chasity

My provider with Circle Medical has been very thorough and helpful. I can get my meds for depression, thyroid and ADHD. She orders labs and follows up on the results.

Serena

Easy to connect with a medical professional and excellent communication from the patient coordinators.

Nehemiah

The entire experience so far has been amazing, uplifting, and has given me a new lease on life. Anyone who is seeking the same medical care as I was should feel completely confident in Circle Medical, and their amazing staff.

Jonathan

It has provided me services that would be difficult to obtain otherwise, all from the comfort of my home.

Kallie

Circle Medical made accessing care easy. Sometimes it is hard to reach out for help, and Circle Medical made it easy for me to find a remote provider. From the beginning I felt respected, listened to, and cared for.

Cossna

Talk to a provider about your health today.

Book Appointment

Same-day Availabilities

Currently treating patients in:

This provider is not currently accepting new patients.

California, New York, and Texas

Book Now