About Dr. Sergio J Alvarado MD

Dr. Sergio J Alvarado, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX, with other offices in El Paso, TX and San Antonio, TX (and 2 other locations). He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Alvarado is affiliated with University Hospital. He speaks English.

Dr. Alvarado has received 4 awards.

Rating Overview

33 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sergio J Alvarado is Great. Dr. Sergio J Alvarado has been rated by 33 patients. From those 33 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sergio J Alvarado is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Sergio J Alvarado has 5 locations

get directions SPINE & PAIN CENTER OF SAN ANTO
3903 Wiseman Blvd Ste 311
San Antonio, TX 78251
get directions UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF EL PASO AT YSLETA
300 S Zaragoza Rd
El Paso, TX 79907
get directions DENNIS EDWARD KARASEK MD
3124 Sidney Brooks St Ste 570B
San Antonio, TX 78235
get directions Eastside Family Care Center
1671 N Zaragoza Rd Ste B
El Paso, TX 79936
get directions Pain Doctor
3903 Wiseman Blvd Ste 311
San Antonio, TX 78251

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Specialties

Dr. Sergio J Alvarado has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Sergio J Alvarado has the following 4 expertise

  • Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Cancer Pain

Board Certifications

Dr. Sergio J Alvarado is Board Certified in 2 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.

Reviews

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Five Stars

I have serious knee issues from an old sport injury and being struck by a delivery truck however not ready for knee replacements. Dr Alvarado explained with detail every option to deal with my pain. I was very impressed. He took his time answering my questions. He has a great demeanor.

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Excellent pain doctor

Dr Alvarado has given me steroid injections on both my neck and back.Each one has worked almost immediately. He knows where to put the needle. I had 4 other shots before coming here with very little benefit. Highly recommended Dr. Alvarado and staff. Thank you

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A painful visit

I was seen by a PA who l had never met before. The PA asked me some health related questions intermingled with small unrelated questions about how l spent New Years. After about 10 minutes it was over or so l thought. I left to get my next appointment at the front desk, when all of sudden I was called back to the exam room with the PA saying there were things not covered. The PA then asked me why had l taken Opana medication when it wasn't prescribed for me and that l had broken their contract. I tried to explain that l had notified the Dr. about the Opana and that it was the medication the he had previously prescribed to me and that he thanked me for telling him, but the PA said it didn't matter. The PA made me feel like l was a felon on probation who showed up dirty on a test. I have never been treated by a clinician or any other professional like l was treated in that clinic. I left angry after having words with the PA. As l was leaving l was called back to talk with the Dr. but to me it seemed my explanation of the event didn't register with him. He tried to say that sometimes hard questions are necessary and l responded with saying there are ways to talk to people, to patients. He then questioned me about my results. The last test before this was showing that l had no Opana in my system even though l had been taking it for a month. Now if that doesn't raise a red flag about their test methods. The bottom line is The PA needs to be trained in people skills if they are going to continue to work there. Its too bad but it reflects on the Dr. and his clinic

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be ready to deal with his control freaknow nurse Jackey

Dr. Alvarado is good but some of his staff members are just too much to deal with, his nurse named Jac key will treat you like a trash. She can't comprehend to basic logical conversation and honestly one of the most ignorant nurses I have ever come across, if you get passed by her and see the doctor you might be okay. You can't count on his administrative staff though for any questions related to your medications or appoints.. I am very disappointed that care quality at his office has declined significantly over the years.

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Poor Substitute

I have been seeing Dr. Alvarado for some time and his treatment has been good. BUT recently they have hired a PA to ease his schedule and the PA has been a poor substitute. A sense among the other clients i asked, and one I share also, is that your to be processed in the most expediamnte of manners and medications are dicated to you with no imput to treatment plans. So see Dr. Alverado if you can or if you dont care about your treatment see the PA.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012, 2013, 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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Alvarado is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio

    Graduated in 2000

  • Dr. Sergio J Alvarado Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana HMO Premier
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Scott and White
    • Scott and White PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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