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Ophthalmology | Male

Henry Alvarez MD PA 7330 SW 62nd Pl Ste 400, South Miami, FL 33143 Get Directions
(305) 667-1671

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Care Philosophy

Since the inception of his Private Practice, Dr. Alvarez has become renowned for his exceptional individualized ophthalmic care. In addition to following the established Practice Patterns by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Alvarez's has a strong commitment to maintaining open channels of communication at all times by fully engaging patients, their family members, their internists or family physician, (today s PCP) and any other Specialist(s). These practices and philosophies result in a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to the patient's medical care, culminating in optimum Ophthalmological outcomes. At the core of his practice philosophy, Dr. Alvarez believes in donating his clinical and surgical professional services and expertise to communities in need; he received the Reach Out Miami Award in 1996 for his community outreach. Prior to surgery, Dr. Alvarez personally goes over the surgical consent with each patient; in addition, he fully discusses the aforementioned advantages of true topical anesthesia ensuring patient s preference is followed, i.e. local anesthesia vs. topical drops. Throughout performing the eye examination services, Dr. Alvarez diagnoses the patient, he discusses his findings with the patient and his/her family member(s) which the patient chooses to be present during the exam. If systemic changes are noted, Dr. Alvarez coordinates care with the patient s internist/PCP and other pertinent specialist(s) involved in the patient s care. After careful consideration, Dr. Alvarez executes a medical plan to be followed by patient in order to obtain the desired outcomes. If the visit is either a Consultation or Second Opinion, Dr. Alvarez dictates a report during the patient s visit and forwards it to the doctor or entity who requested the service(s). Our office staff prides itself in providing upmost patient care; the highest level of professionalism and courtesy are the main focus of our everyday encounter(s) with each and every one of our patients. Our patient s well-being and satisfaction are paramount. We have made the necessary changes in order to keep our patient s waiting time to a maximum of 15 minutes in our waiting room. Our appointment schedule accommodates same day emergencies and Dr. Alvarez will answer all Emergency calls 24-7.Read more

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Absent Corneal Reflex
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cataract, Congenital, With Microcornea or Slight Microphthalmia
  • Cataract, Total Congenital
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Guttata With Anterior Polar Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Cerebellar Syndrome
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Ichthyosis - Microcephaly - Mental Retardation
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Perceptive Deafness
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Pigmentary Anomaly - Malabsorption
  • Corneal Dystrophy Crystalline of Schnyder
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Avellino Type
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Epithelial Basement Membrane
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Juvenile Epithelial of Meesmann
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 1
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 2
  • Corneal Eystrophy, Gelatinous Drop-Like
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Procedures Performed

  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Miami / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Colorado

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    King Khaled Eye Specialist

    Completed in 1985

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Reach Out Miami, 03/08/1996
    • Teacher of the Year Award, 1987
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Alvarez's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Alvarez

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Alvarez's Care Philosophy

Since the inception of his Private Practice, Dr. Alvarez has become renowned for his exceptional individualized ophthalmic care. In addition to following the established Practice Patterns by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Alvarez's has a strong commitment to maintaining open channels of communication at all times by fully engaging patients, their family members, their internists or family physician, (today s PCP) and any other Specialist(s). These practices and philosophies result in a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to the patient's medical care, culminating in optimum Ophthalmological outcomes. At the core of his practice philosophy, Dr. Alvarez believes in donating his clinical and surgical professional services and expertise to communities in need; he received the Reach Out Miami Award in 1996 for his community outreach. Prior to surgery, Dr. Alvarez personally goes over the surgical consent with each patient; in addition, he fully discusses the aforementioned advantages of true topical anesthesia ensuring patient s preference is followed, i.e. local anesthesia vs. topical drops. Throughout performing the eye examination services, Dr. Alvarez diagnoses the patient, he discusses his findings with the patient and his/her family member(s) which the patient chooses to be present during the exam. If systemic changes are noted, Dr. Alvarez coordinates care with the patient s internist/PCP and other pertinent specialist(s) involved in the patient s care. After careful consideration, Dr. Alvarez executes a medical plan to be followed by patient in order to obtain the desired outcomes. If the visit is either a Consultation or Second Opinion, Dr. Alvarez dictates a report during the patient s visit and forwards it to the doctor or entity who requested the service(s). Our office staff prides itself in providing upmost patient care; the highest level of professionalism and courtesy are the main focus of our everyday encounter(s) with each and every one of our patients. Our patient s well-being and satisfaction are paramount. We have made the necessary changes in order to keep our patient s waiting time to a maximum of 15 minutes in our waiting room. Our appointment schedule accommodates same day emergencies and Dr. Alvarez will answer all Emergency calls 24-7.