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Paul R. Valbuena, MD

Double Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Addiction, Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Scottsdale, AZ

Excellence, Privacy, and Compassion

Dr. Paul R. Valbuena is a double board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with special qualifications in addiction and wellness. He was born in Baltimore Maryland, first-generation Filipino middle son of three boys. His father a surgeon, and mother a registered nurse are alive and well in Oklahoma. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with his degree in microbiology, he took two years off to get closer to his culture and moved to the Philippines. It was there that he was able to meet many of his family members that live there today. He ended up meeting his wife during his stay and went to medical school there in Manila. It is an experience he will never forget and will always look back on. He went to his adult psychiatry residency program at Michigan State University, and after exploring many fellowship programs where he could have gone anywhere, he decided Phoenix Arizona is where he wanted to be and raise his family. He married his wife in 1997 and is a proud father of four children.

Specializing in addiction and behavioral health, he is currently a Chief Medical Officer of a large healthcare system in Arizona and Colorado. He has served as a chief medical officer at many addiction treatment centers and behavioral health centers in the Valley for over 10 years and has been in private practice in the Phoenix metropolitan area since 2010.  Dr. Valbuena has had an opportunity to work with the underserved population at the beginning of his career, working for state agencies treating our underserved population of child, adolescents, and adults. He has been featured in local magazines and on local and national television where he serves as an expert on health and wellness. His strengths are not only psychiatry and addiction but includes a passion in health and wellness from every angle. Dr. Valbuena and his family welcome you to come visit our website and to check out our list of services that we have and explore our team of physicians and health care providers that specialize in health and wellness. Dr. Valbuena is proud of his state-of-the-art facility and menu of services that he and his team have to offer the great people of Arizona.


University of Oklahoma, BS Microbiology​
Fatima University, Doctor of Medicine​
Michigan State University, Psychiatry Residency​
Maricopa Integrated Health, Fellowship Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Board Certified American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Dr. Valbuena’s comprehensive experience, which includes serving as an attending at Calvary Healing Center, Decision Point Rehab, Sundance Rehab and Valley Hospital, includes serving as an attending physician at Aurora Behavioral Health, Jewish Family and Health Services, Maricopa Medical Center, Desert Vista and as past medical director of the Exclusively Women’s Program at Valley Hospital. He also served as President of the Medical Staff at Valley Hospital. In addition, he is a Consulting Psychiatrist for Journey Healing Centers.

Healthcare is a Family Affair

Dr. Valbuena was raised in Baltimore, MD. He is a first-generation Filipino-American and his family shares his passion for serving others through the medical profession: his father is a surgeon, his mother is a nurse, and two of his brothers are dentists.

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