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About Dr. Alexander G Duarte

Dr. Alexander G Duarte, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Galveston, TX. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alexander G Duarte is Good. Dr. Alexander G Duarte has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alexander G Duarte is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UTMB Galveston (John Sealy)

301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77555
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Specialties

Dr. Alexander G Duarte has the following 3 specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Lung Diseases
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Chest Infection
  • Angiographic Visualization

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Horrible

He told me I didn't have asthma which I have been dealing with for years. All he did was listen to my chest. I am on advair to control my asthma. He then told me that I didn't have bronchitis a few months prior to seeing him, he said that people get coughs and just overreact. I had it for 2 months and even had to go to the ER because of it. I am also having a breathing problem where I stop breathing and had to be rushed to the ER in an ambulance. He said that there was nothing wrong and it is normal I am just more aware of my breathing.

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Exceptional Personal Care

The only major downside to Dr. Duarte's office is the fact it takes months to get an appointment as a new patient and often weeks to get an appt. as a regular patient, even when the situation is somewhat urgent. Other than that, I credit Dr. Duarte's office with saving my life, but more than that, they are compassionate, caring, and kind, while being knowledgeable too. I've never been made to feel 'stupid' for asking questions, which is something I've felt at other doctor's offices. Dr. Duarte and his fellow, Dr. Meena, both take the time to answer questions, explain things to me, and use terms I understand without talking down to me. They spend plenty of time with me at the office and have even followed up with phone calls just to check on how I am doing. I have been repeatedly impressed with their level of care and concern.

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Five Stars

Dr. Duarte is the most caring and compassionate Dr. I have ever encountered. His concern is very much appreciated by patients and their families and more doctors need to have the same level of care and compassion. We could not have asked for anything more from him and have been overwhelmed by the follow-up since the passing of our family member.

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  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Loyola University

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Alexander G Duarte accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

UTMB Galveston (John Sealy), 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX

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