Alvarado Hospital Medical Center

67%

Patients that would definitely recommend
3% lower than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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65%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
4% lower than the national average

67%

Would definitely recommend
3% lower than the national average

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%77%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%74%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%59%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%85%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%60%66%

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%51%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%71%73%

Providers

Dr. Hussein Abdulhadi, MD

Pain Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Hussein Abdulhadi, MD

Dr. Wilfredo Abesamis, MD

Internal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Wilfredo Abesamis, MD

Dr. Raed Al-Naser, MD

Pulmonary Disease

7 Ratings
Dr. Raed Al-Naser, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Anthony, DO

Sports Medicine

14 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Anthony, DO

Dr. Rafid Arabo, MD

Internal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Rafid Arabo, MD

Dr. Gerard Arcilla, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1 Ratings
Dr. Gerard Arcilla, MD

Dr. Vadim Avulov, DO

General Surgery

3 Ratings
Dr. Vadim Avulov, DO

Dr. Kamran Azad, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

9 Ratings
Dr. Kamran Azad, MD

Dr. Brooke Ballard, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

32 Ratings
Dr. Brooke Ballard, MD

Dr. Gang Bao, MD

Pulmonary Disease

8 Ratings
Dr. Gang Bao, MD

Dr. David Barba, MD

Neurosurgery

6 Ratings
Dr. David Barba, MD

Dr. Martin Bastuba, MD

Urology

28 Ratings
Dr. Martin Bastuba, MD

Dr. James Bates, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

12 Ratings
Dr. James Bates, MD

Dr. Arwinnah Bautista, MD

Internal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Arwinnah Bautista, MD

Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun, MD

Pulmonary Disease

5 Ratings
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun, MD

Dr. Mohamed Bidair, MD

Urology

13 Ratings
Dr. Mohamed Bidair, MD

Dr. Leila Bolandgray, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Leila Bolandgray, MD

Dr. Mikaela Bowers, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mikaela Bowers, DO

Dr. Shari Brazinsky, MD

Pulmonary Disease

12 Ratings
Dr. Shari Brazinsky, MD

Dr. Steven Brody, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

6 Ratings
Dr. Steven Brody, MD

Dr. Scott Brown, MD

Urology

23 Ratings
Dr. Scott Brown, MD

Dr. David Burnikel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. David Burnikel, MD

Dr. Michael Butera, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Michael Butera, MD

Dr. Roman Cham, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

21 Ratings
Dr. Roman Cham, MD

Dr. David Chang, MD

Internal Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. David Chang, MD

Dr. Shannon Cheffet, DO

Internal Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Shannon Cheffet, DO

Dr. Natalia Cherepnina, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Natalia Cherepnina, MD

Dr. Jordan Cohen, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jordan Cohen, MD

Dr. Matthew Cronin, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Matthew Cronin, MD

Dr. Donna Crowley, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

7 Ratings
Dr. Donna Crowley, MD

Dr. Anthony Cuomo, MD

Pulmonary Disease

6 Ratings
Dr. Anthony Cuomo, MD

Dr. Douglas Daub, MD

Family Medicine

40 Ratings
Dr. Douglas Daub, MD

Dr. June Dela Cruz, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. June Dela Cruz, MD

Dr. Douglas Dengerink, DO

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Douglas Dengerink, DO

Dr. Hemangini Desai, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Hemangini Desai, MD

Dr. Michael Duffy Sr, DO

Internal Medicine

24 Ratings
Dr. Michael Duffy Sr, DO

Dr. William Durkin Jr, MD

Emergency Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. William Durkin Jr, MD

Dr. Eric Einstein, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Eric Einstein, MD

Dr. Robert Eisenberg, MD

Urology

25 Ratings
Dr. Robert Eisenberg, MD

Dr. Ramiz Elias, MD

Internal Medicine

34 Ratings
Dr. Ramiz Elias, MD

Dr. Larry Emdur, DO

Pulmonary Disease

7 Ratings
Dr. Larry Emdur, DO

Dr. Shaw Eslamian, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Shaw Eslamian, MD

Dr. Scott Evans, MD

Family Medicine

14 Ratings
Dr. Scott Evans, MD

Dr. George Fadda, MD

Nephrology

2 Ratings
Dr. George Fadda, MD

Dr. Leah Farinas, MD

General Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Leah Farinas, MD

Dr. Edward Federman, MD

Pulmonary Disease

4 Ratings
Dr. Edward Federman, MD

Dr. Michael Feinstein, DO

Family Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Michael Feinstein, DO

Dr. John Finkenberg, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. John Finkenberg, MD

Dr. Donald Fleming, DDS

Dentistry

4 Ratings
Dr. Donald Fleming, DDS

Dr. Bryan Fox, MD

Family Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Bryan Fox, MD

Dr. Omar Ghausi, MD

Neurology

10 Ratings
Dr. Omar Ghausi, MD

Dr. Gabriel Gil, MD

Family Medicine

13 Ratings
Dr. Gabriel Gil, MD

Dr. Robert Ginsberg, MD

Dermatology

4 Ratings
Dr. Robert Ginsberg, MD

Dr. Irwin Goldstein, MD

Urology

42 Ratings
Dr. Irwin Goldstein, MD

Dr. Paul Goodman, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

4 Ratings
Dr. Paul Goodman, MD

Dr. Shota Gurtch, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Shota Gurtch, MD

Dr. Tim Gurtch, MD

Family Medicine

15 Ratings
Dr. Tim Gurtch, MD

Dr. Ilijas Gusmirovic, DO

Acute Pain Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Ilijas Gusmirovic, DO

Dr. Scott Hacker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. Scott Hacker, MD

Dr. Fadi Haddad, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. Fadi Haddad, MD

Dr. Athir Hajjar, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Athir Hajjar, MD

Dr. Whitney Hampton, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Whitney Hampton, MD

Dr. Scott Harman, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Scott Harman, MD

Dr. Tamara Hoover, MD

Emergency Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Tamara Hoover, MD

Dr. Meng Hua, MD

Pain Management

92 Ratings
Dr. Meng Hua, MD

Jarrod Ildesa, LAC

Acupuncture

Jarrod Ildesa, LAC

Dr. Mark Jacobson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

7 Ratings
Dr. Mark Jacobson, MD

Dr. Anmar Jalil, MD

Internal Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Anmar Jalil, MD

Dr. John Jerome, DDS

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. John Jerome, DDS

Dr. Ahmad Kabakibi, MD

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Ahmad Kabakibi, MD

Dr. Mahyar Karimi, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

9 Ratings
Dr. Mahyar Karimi, DDS

Dr. Vincent Kater, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Vincent Kater, MD

Dr. Joanne Keenan, DO

Internal Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. Joanne Keenan, DO

Dr. Boris Khamishon, MD

Neurology

9 Ratings
Dr. Boris Khamishon, MD

Dr. Kourosh Khamooshian, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Kourosh Khamooshian, MD

Dr. Benjamin Kilian, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Benjamin Kilian, DO

Dr. Choll Kim, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

56 Ratings
Dr. Choll Kim, MD

Dr. Justin King, MD

General Surgery

4 Ratings
Dr. Justin King, MD

Dr. Murray Kornblit, MD

Internal Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Murray Kornblit, MD

Dr. Steven Kossman, MD

Hematology

18 Ratings
Dr. Steven Kossman, MD

Dr. Arnold Kremer, DO

General Medical Practice

13 Ratings
Dr. Arnold Kremer, DO

Dr. Scott Leary, MD

General Surgery

12 Ratings
Dr. Scott Leary, MD

Dr. Bryan Leek, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

11 Ratings
Dr. Bryan Leek, MD

Dr. David Lehman, MD

Internal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. David Lehman, MD

Dr. Shannon Lerach, PHD

Adolescent Psychology

15 Ratings
Dr. Shannon Lerach, PHD

Dr. Louis Levy Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

20 Ratings
Dr. Louis Levy Jr, MD

Dr. Donald Lipkis, MD

Gastroenterology

13 Ratings
Dr. Donald Lipkis, MD

Dr. Michelle Look, MD

Family Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Michelle Look, MD

Dr. John Lubisich, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. John Lubisich, MD

Dr. Andrew Malcolm, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Andrew Malcolm, MD

Dr. William Mann, MD

Cardiology

3 Ratings
Dr. William Mann, MD

Dr. Theodore Mazer, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

36 Ratings
Dr. Theodore Mazer, MD

Dr. Payam Mehranpour, MD

Cardiology

25 Ratings
Dr. Payam Mehranpour, MD

Dr. Mark Melden, DO

Psychiatry

57 Ratings
Dr. Mark Melden, DO

Dr. Michael Michalski, MD

Cardiology

13 Ratings
Dr. Michael Michalski, MD

Dr. Bernard Michlin, MD

Internal Medicine

17 Ratings
Dr. Bernard Michlin, MD

Provider Reviews

Triolo is a decent foot guy but has been working so long he has forgotten what it's like to be a patient. If you're not willing to submit to long wait times due to his overbooking then not only is staff extremely rude, so is he. Are we a little full of ourselves???

Dec 06 2019

Review for Dr. Donald Triolo, DPM

Dr. Hua is great. She is very good and right right to the point.

Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

Dr Hua made sure she knew what my experience with my complaint was.

Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

I recommend Dr. Trujillo without a moments hesitation. Skilled, compassionate, terrific staff and speaks in language that is understandable. He has worked with me since 2017 to correct errors from 2006.

Dec 03 2019

Review for Dr. German Trujillo, DDS

dr was very helpful in giving you information and supplies

Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. John Finkenberg, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Lila Schmidt's for about 3 years now. I would and have recommended her to all of my friends and family. The staff is warm and inviting. Definitely with more than 5 stars.

Nov 18 2019

Review for Dr. Lila Schmidt, MD

I have been with Dr Winegar for many years. I'm 83 now and still with him beause he has helped me with so much. Pinched nerve in my neck. Problems with arthritis, back pain, thick and numb leg, and much else. I will continue to see Dr Winegar for problems. He is my doctor.

Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Terry Winegar, MD

Nov 15 2019

Review for Dr. Edward Federman, MD

Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Ralph Rynning, MD

I met Dr Taghizadeh in the emergency room during my spiking high blood pressure incident several years ago. Following an angioplasty and follow up I've come to know Dr Taghizadeh as a thoughtful, caring and attentive doctor. I highly recommend his services!

Nov 07 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

He has a non existent bedside manner. And while I still undressed, he couldn't wait to leave the room and had the door open to leave while I was still asking a question.

Nov 05 2019

Review for Dr. Fred Shahan, MD

Dr. Taghizadeh seems to be invested in resolving health concerns for his patients. The entire staff are personable and professional. Many services are conveniently provided in office.

Nov 05 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

I have had a awesome recovery and my legs/circulation has much improved. I'm happy with my results. If I have problems in the future I would not hesitate to consult Dr. once again. Thank you.

Nov 05 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

My experience with Dr. Killian was very unpleasant. I would never wish to see him again for any reason. I find it necessary to file a complaint against his medical license. The hospital has also been informed about the pending legal action.

Nov 02 2019

Review for Dr. Benjamin Kilian, DO

Dr. Hua was reassuring and trustworthy in her professional assessment and past diagnosis from prior procedures. Overall was quick, positive visit

Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

In addition to being a knowledgeable and trusting doctor, Dr. Ghausi is kind, gentle, patient and respectful. He takes as much time as you need and answers your questions in a responsive and respectful manner. Zero ego and cares greatly about his patients.

Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Omar Ghausi, MD

Was seen promptly. Fully explained. Given options of date and time to fit my schedule.

Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

Oct 30 2019

Review for Dr. Jason Toranto, MD

The Doctor explained everything so it was easy to understand. She eased my fears of the procedure.

Oct 30 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

It wasn’t a visit, but I been trying to them for a week and they call you back and arslee is very rude and very unprofessional

Oct 29 2019

Review for Dr. Daniel White, MD

in Sun City West - Oct 29 2019

Review for Dr. Christopher Sherman, DO

Oct 26 2019

Review for Dr. Douglas Daub, MD

She's nice & office got me in quickly, however, wait abominable for her to tell me what I already knew I had. I was hoping for a cause or how it could be treated. I think if unless your case fits into some nice, neat neuro textbook case study, seeing her is a waste of time.

Oct 24 2019

Review for Dr. Monali Patel, MD

Dr. Elias is great. Found his office online and was able to request a quick appointment. First primary care doctor I've found that didn't make me feel rushed when talking to him. Nice staff as well. Will start to recommend him to my friends in the area.

Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Ramiz Elias, MD

i feel much better with his treatment the doctor was really patient and really caring

Oct 22 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Chang for the last twenty years along with many of my family members. He is what a doctor should be - caring, articulate and very intelligent. I am now 88 years old and he has kept me extremely healthy. What more can you ask.

Oct 17 2019

Review for Dr. David Chang, MD

Oct 15 2019

Review for Dr. Steven Kossman, MD

Dr Taghizadeh is very friendly and helpful in explaining my medical situation. I could recommend him to anyone in need of a good cardiologist.

Oct 15 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

Oct 14 2019

Review for Dr. Terry Winegar, MD

when I came in everyone is so nice and very professional.

Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

Dr. Taghizadeh is very caring explaining all procedures and outcomes. staff is wonderful also

Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

I find that he is thorough, gives clear explanations, and does so with great caring.

Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Theodore Mazer, MD

I feel like my concerns are listened too with a caring attitude and then addressed with solutions to those concerns.

Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

Oct 07 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

I am tremendously lucky to be a patient of Dr. T's. He is very caring and knowledgable. I appreciate his manner. Always available to answer questions.

Oct 05 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

Very accommodating. Make sure to tell the doctor exactly what you want done to your nose.

Oct 03 2019

Review for Dr. Jason Toranto, MD

Oct 03 2019

Review for Dr. Jason Toranto, MD

I needed my prescriptions refilled and called after hours. Carolina made sure that my prescriptions were filled on time and was very helpful

Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, MD

I feel very comfortable with the care I have and will receive with Dr. Hua. She makes me feel at ease with the procedure.

Oct 01 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

Sep 24 2019

Review for Dr. Brooke Ballard, MD

He is the real deal back too school Doctor he will great you with the warmest hug. He has been our family Doctor for ages and knows all the good doctors out here in San Diego if he can fix it. OMG !!!! He is the one stop Doctor in San Diego very caring Doctor of all times.

Sep 21 2019

Review for Dr. Edward Sheldon, MD

Nice and caring doctor. Easy to schedule with and the staff was really helpful with my insurance. Needed an urgent care doctor last minute and glad I found dr Elias.

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Ramiz Elias, MD

Dr Hua is a very professional and we had the best experiance. thank you

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Lila Schmidt, MD

Sep 19 2019

Review for Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh, MD

Overall great. Christina was very helpful. Dr. Hua is very kind and informative.

Sep 19 2019

Review for Dr. Meng Hua, MD

great doctor and nice staff. Was referred by a friend and happy I was able to schedule with Dr Elias same day. very kind doctor

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Ramiz Elias, MD

Very kind, professional, good listener and a doctor who explains medical issues very well. Trusted him with my son's life and health. If we ever have to go back to the hospital, I will be pleased to have him as my son's doctor. Thank you very much for being wonderful doctor and human being.

Sep 14 2019

Review for Dr. Anmar Jalil, MD

Location

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center

6655 Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92120