Dr. Brian Esparza completed both his medical education and residency training at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine. As a graduate of a top ten medical school in the country, Dr. Esparza is well trained with state-of-the-art evidence based treatment. He currently serves as the medical director for Cedar Hills Hospital and Outpatient Services. Dr. Esparza has a particular interest in chemical dependency treatment and co-occurring disorders. He is a member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and he is board certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Esparza is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish.
Cedar Hills Hospital
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is not Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Welcome to Cedar Hills Hospital, where we believe healing your mind is just as important as healing your body. We understand the intricacies of life and how it can cause psychiatric distress, substance use / abuse and unbalanced emotions, but we are here to help. Our comfortable, non-judgmental environment invites adults to take their life back from mental illness, drugs and alcohol.
Cedar Hills Hospital Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
It is what YOU make of it and your treatment. The staff was wonderful from the head doctor to the nurses to the kitchen staff they are great people doing a impossible hard job with patients at the wor...
Please be warned. Have advocacy in place before leaving vulnerable family members. This is a money making facility where the stabilization unit where the doctor “evaluates” patients with about as ...
This place is the worst. We drove 3 hours to get my husband help with alcohol detox. Did all the paperwork needed and I left him to get better. Drove 2.5 hours home and got a call that they would not ...
A few days ago, I was discharged from Cedar Hills' inpatient mental health program. Come to find, I was sent home without a new prescription OR my old meds. So we played phone tag with Cedar Hills fo...
My experience at Cedar Hills was not good. I did not feel listened to. There were a few good nurses who I could tell felt bad for me but overall this was a terrible experience. They room men and women...
WOW from intake to check out it was a total positive experience. I was blown away with the Doctor, the Therapy staff, and the Nursing staff. EVERYONE was respectful helpful and totally set me up for s...
This hospital discharged my wife and didn't tell any of her family members. She was walking on the streets of Portland for two days until the police picked her up and took her to Providence hospital. ...
I've had a mixed experience here. I was admitted in the middle of the night after my suicide attempt and I was not told a single thing from the hospital; like where I was going and what was going to h...
I tried multiple times over two days to get ahold of my son there. The staff kept telling me I would have to talk with someone who was not available. I would leave messages with these staff, but I nev...
The worst communication out of any facility. Days go by with no one relaying important messages. No return calls. Zero care of the actual patients well being.
My wife was sent here after having a mental health issue, they put their faces in the DSM and don't actually talk with patients. nor show patience, but spend more time trying to justify a diagnosis so...
This place is hell. I would give them a -5 if I could. Untrained and extremely unprofessional staff. The charge nurse had no personal boundaries with patients. I was forced to stay in a room with clea...
HORIBLE PLACE! STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS IF SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT!
I dropped my niece off at this facility with a feeling of hope and "assuming" she would be well taken care of. Four days into her stay she suffered seizure from withdrawal. She would up at Providence ...
I attended the Cedar Hills military program. It was outstanding! The treatment is evidence-based, kind, insightful, and healing. The staff were excellent all-around! I felt safe, cared for, and respec...
Cedar Hills Hospital's dedicated in-patient program for Active Duty/National Guard/Reserves/Military Family Members and Veterans is among the best in the county. Its clinical and nursing staff are ...
The worst ten days of my life. I wouldn\'t recommend it to my worst enemy. I came out worse than I went in. IT IS A LOCK DOWN! It took 5 days to even see a doctor and never saw a therapist until I was...
Spent 47 days here last year. It was HORRIBLE!!!
This place is a mini prison, I brought my husband there he didn\'t get any help they just put him in a room to detox, no comfort what so ever. I wouldn\'t send my enemy there .
After forty-five years of narcotic use to treat chronic severe back I found this mode of treatment no longer effective. Cedar Hills got me detoxed and has continued to help me adjust to a new life par...
Horrible experience. It\'s sad because for the most part the people that work there are good people. If you have a serious medical condition do not go there. The Doctors think they know everything, an...
Be careful with Cedar Hills they were quick to separate me from my loved one and money, now I have questions and the business office won\'t return my calls. Admitting my loved one was an extremely hi...
A family member was sent here by a local hospital for the detox program. I do believe that part of the program was effective, but I have no basis for comparison. Sadly, other mental health problems ...
My daughter was admitted to cedar hills today. The people who go to cedar hills need help so they can get better not to be given meds by irresponsible staff.
Friendly staff. Need more addiction education. Smoking allowed fun activities and groups visitation allowed
It was helpful for my husband, but he got very bored. It seems effective
Overall a good program
I had 2 "teachers": one in the morning for 2 sessions; one in the afternoon for 2 sessions. The morning teacher was a true "newbie". Her idea of session was her hand-outs (on topic) which we would all...
Caregivers really try to help and understand. Understanding, patient and caring staff.
- Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
- Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Brian Esparza, MD - Medical Director
Bryan Dixon III, MD - Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Bryan Dixon serves as an attending psychiatrist for the all of our mental health and chemical dependency programs. He earned his medical degree at Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Dixon completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is board certified in psychiatry.
This Center is Known For...
- Managing Cravings
- Sober Living Activities
- Relapse Prevention
- Yes Detox Services
- No Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- No Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- No Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
Licensing & Memberships
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