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Dr. Andres Alvarado, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 57

  46 Reviews
Dr. Alvarado

Colorado River Pain Management

1845 McCulloch Blvd N Ste D1 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
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(928) 453-3267

Dr. Andres Alvarado, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lake Havasu City, AZ and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med in 1993 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

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(928) 453-3267

Dr. Alvarado accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Choice of Arizona
Medicaid
Mutual of Omaha
Phoenix Health Plan
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Veteran Administration Plan
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Alvarado's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarado treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alvarado treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarado treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Alvarado treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarado treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Alvarado treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Alvarado's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medication Management
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Dr. Alvarado's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvarado

2.3

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
30.434782608695652%
(14)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
65.21739130434783%
(30)

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RUN AWAY FROM HIM AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!!! Worst doctor ever! Darn near paralyzed me! Doesn't believe what the patient says about their pain or conditions. Is rough with patients and rude. I give him one star only because I HAVE to give him something in order to leave a comment.
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I’ve been seeing Dr A for almost 3 years. At first I wasn’t sure. Went down on pain meds right away but he knows what he is doing. He cares about his patients but he doesn’t show it like most people want. He is a Christian that’s a huge plus for me. Give him a chance. A lot of patients gave him bad scores because he doesn’t want people living on meds. There’s other options he can give you but yes he makes sure you have your meds and he knows we are all in different stages of chronic pain. He’s a good dr.
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Horrible doctor and staff. I was charged $500 for a 5min consultation after waiting an hour & wasnt even able to get an injection. All he kept pushing on was narcotics, which I was refusing I just wanted an injection for my back pain. I was yelled at by one of the office staff, the office is dirty and disgusting. Then someone from the office called my place of employment & left a msg with a co worker about a follow up appt and that I needed to make sure I bring another $350 for the next appt. I DO NOT recommend this doctor or his office.
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Extremely rude staff, constant postings about if you say this or do that you will be discharged. Staff ournover in the year I was a patient was about 80%
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I have been a patient since he opened in havasu, over 10 years ago. best doctor and I have been to CA, Vegas, Phoenix. 6 back surgeries later. the wait to see him is long at times but not sure what I would do without dr. Alvarado.
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He is rude and could careless about his patients. His own words we are not a sectorial service when I asked if they could call my prescription provider about having a script faxed, this office is incapable of faxing a script! I was then told if you don’t like find another doctor, these are the words coming from the doctor and the staff is not any better. So much for caring for your patients and their needs, he does not care. I would not send my dog to this office.
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thanksful to be getting the care I need. nice dr and staff
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Had a shot and it helped a lot after multiple failed back surgeries.
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Horrible Doctor- Rude, curses non stop, very inappropriate sexual talk to staff and patients. The front staff is very rude and unprofessional as well. He is clueless on what he is prescribing. I had to explain what how the medication worked.
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The office is clean, staff friendly and physician is caring. Doctor offers a number of services for pain management.
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Biography

Dr. Andres Alvarado, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lake Havasu City, AZ and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med in 1993 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Education

1997
Baylor University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Baylor University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Veterans Administration/Univ. Of Pr
Internship Hospital
1993
Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English