Xiomara Nieves Alvarado, MD

Staff Psychiatrist
Medication Management

Education and training

  • University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus, BS
  • Universidad Central Del Caribe Escuela De Medicina, MD
  • Duke University Medical Center, Residency

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Xiomara Nieves Alvarado, MD

Dr. Nieves-Alvarado is a recent psychiatry graduate from Duke Psychiatry Residency program. She is board-certified and has experience with psychodynamic and supportive therapy. Dr. Nieves-Alvarado is originally from Puerto Rico and practices psychiatry in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Nieves-Alvarado practice focuses on medication management with adjunct insight oriented therapy on all of her visits. She works on a team-based approach and advocates for most of her patients to engage in some type of therapy for better outcomes and sustained symptom improvement. She received her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, PR, before moving to North Carolina to complete her residency at Duke University Hospital. During training, she was nominated for a fellowship in psychodynamic practice by the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. She was also an advocate against childhood sexual trauma. Her training was well rounded including experience at the jail and forensics psychiatry. She also worked with patients on substance use disorders treatment centers and holds experience with medically assisted treatment.

Dr. Nieves-Alvarado treats a wide age range from young adults to elderly. After completing training, she joined Talkiatry to improve mental health access to patients who are time constricted or have transportation issues. She continues to seek for constant improvement and working hand on hand with her patients to achieve mental wellness.

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