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About Dr. Jorge A Alvarez
Dr. Jorge A Alvarez, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX, with another office in Boerne, TX. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Alvarez is affiliated with Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas. Dr. Alvarez has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Jorge A Alvarez has the following 2 specialties
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Jorge A Alvarez has the following 11 expertise
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Balloon Angioplasty (Coronary Angioplasty)
- Heart Catheterization
- Unstable Angina
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Heart Block
- Heart Failure
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Peripheral Vascular Diseases (Peripheral Artery Disease)
Dr. Jorge A Alvarez has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Jorge A Alvarez is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I was very nervous about meeting with a cardiologist. I knew something wasn't right but didn't know what. After listening to me and doing a simple exam Dr. Alvarez reassured me that everything was going to be alright. I did however need more testing. I had a stent placed later that week and now I feel like Im a new person. I was nervous about the catheter procedure but it was so simple. I couldn't believe I was talking to him while he was in my heart placing the stent. I was in shock he had even started because I never felt a thing. Hands of a healer
Worrying about your heart can be a trying experience but knowing I have Dr. Alvarez in my corner makes it okay! He listens, takes everything I say seriously and cares about my condition. I am not just another number in his day; I am his patient and for that I'm grateful. His staff is efficient and attentive which makes the doctor's job easier and translates into more time for his patients. If you need his care, know you will be in good hands!
Dr. Alvarez has been my cardiologist for the last 5 years. He's very easy to talk to and really cares about your well being. He will take all the time you need to answer all your questions. I wish other doctors had this same bedside manner. I had a procedure done several days ago and Dr. Alvarez was very thorough explaining what to expect. I had complete confidence in him. All his staff was very courteous. I can and will recommend Dr. Alvarez to family and friends.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Dr. Alvarez is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
18 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 2000
University Of Texas Health Science Center
Dr. Jorge A Alvarez accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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