Dr. Jorge Alvarez, MD

Dr. Jorge Alvarez, MD

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Age 44
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Dr. Jorge Alvarez, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 2000 and specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiology.Read his story

4411 Medical Dr Ste 300

San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Information

(210) 614-5400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Alvarez performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cardiac Imaging
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Alvarez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alvarez "Interventional and Structural Heart Disease Cardiologist Jorge A. Alvarez, MD, FACC, FSCAI was derailed from a promising football career after being sidelined in high school due to injuries. He took a summer job at a local car wash where the owner offered to put him through college as long as he continued to work there part-time. With the help of the car wash owner, Dr. Alvarez went on to become a successful general and interventional cardiologist. He maintains a friendship with the person who helped him achieve this goal. Dr. Alvarez graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and received his medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in San Antonio, Texas. He also completed his internship, residency and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at UTHSCSA. He joined Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio after completing his fellowships and continues to serve as a clinical instructor at UTHSCSA. Dr. Alvarez belongs to a number of professional societies including Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association and Bexar County Medical Society. His passion for heart disease prevention is reflected in his community efforts to inspire and motivate San Antonians to eat healthy and be more physically active. Always on the leading-edge of advances in cardiovascular science and technology, Dr. Alvarez, and colleagues Dr. Daniel Donovan and , more recently, Dr. Devang Patel, are among the first in the region to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR)-a cutting-edge procedure to replace diseased aortic heart valves in patients who are not candidates for open-heart surgery. As well, Dr. Alvarez performs minimally-invasive, catheter-based procedures to treat blocked blood vessels outside of the heart to improve symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD), and to repair structural heart defects like atrial septal defects and mitral regurgitation. For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), the Watchman left atrial appendage occlusion device may be an option for preventing strokes in some patients who cannot take Coumadin (warfarin). Dr. Alvarez and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Kiran Jayaram perform the minimally-invasive catheter-based procedure."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alvarez "Our group of 30 heart specialists includes the finest electrophysiologists, interventionists and general cardiologists in San Antonio and South Texas. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and cardiovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease. We are accepting new patients. We look forward to meeting you!"

2  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mesenteric Artery Ischemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS)
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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34  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alvarez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvarez's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvarez to family and friends
54 total reviews (29 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Alvarez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (29)

Dr Alvarez is one of the best doctors that I have ever worked with which includes many in Texas, MD Anderson and Johns Hopkins. He is an incredible Cardiologist. He can diagnose and issue quickly and accurately. If you have an issue he is focused on diagnosing and resolving the problem. I highly...more
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I am very happy with the care I have received from Dr. Alvarez and his staff. Everything about this office is efficient and the staff is kind and considerate. I feel all my medical needs are met, and any concerns I might have are addressed. I would highly recommend Dr. Alvarez.
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My husband and I were looking for a doctor who would be easy to relate to, concerned about our needs, and take some time with us. Dr. Alvarez was kind and personable. We feel confident having him as our cardiologist.
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