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About Dr. Patrice Alves
Dr. Patrice Alves, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Alves is affiliated with St Lukes Baptist Hospital and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Dr. Alves has received 5 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Patrice Alves has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
Dr. Patrice Alves has the following 7 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Patrice Alves has 0 board certified specialties
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 have been a patient for a few years. When I first started going to him his staff was great. Over the years there has been very high turn over in staff and the quality of service is not to par. I think his potential to be a great doctor is there if he would follow-up with his patient about blood work and any other tests he sends out for. I feel like he really needs a nurse to help him he enters the room with patients to write down patient concerns so nothing is missed. Although he types it into the computer things are forgotten during the appointment. He should be able to focus more on patient needs.
I've been seeing Dr. Alves for many years now. He is an excellent doctor and knows his stuff. When in doubt he has no qualms of referring you to a specialist. He is the 1st doctor in a long time that I've seen actually take care and interest in his patients medical care. He actually cares! That goes a long way in my book! We need more doctors like him. The staff (nurses) are not in his control (the facility owners are responsible for staff and nurses) and I do have to say that aren't the sharpest tool in the shed.
I just had my annual checkup. The office is highly organized, efficient, and respects patients' time. The practice makes the best use of technology, especially to communicate with patients through their electronic portal. Dr. Alves was "on time" and "took time" with me. He was thorough, attentive, personable and conveyed information in laymen's terms. Dr. Alves inspired confidence. When I left, I had orders for my annual tests and referrals for specialists, as requested. Shortly thereafter, I was prompted by email to access my test results. I highly recommend Dr. Alves
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
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.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
Dr. Alves is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
21 Years Experience
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Graduated in 1997
Dr. Patrice Alves 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 BlueChoice
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA 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
Locations & DirectionsSan Antonio Preventative And Diagnostic Medicine, 8401 Datapoint Dr Ste 401, San Antonio, TX
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