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Dr. Jorge Alvarez, MD

Interventional Cardiology ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Alvarez

Dr. Jorge Alvarez, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 2000 and specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiology.


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(210) 614-5400

Dr. Alvarez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
WellCare
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Alvarez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Cardiac Imaging
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez performs Cardiac Imaging more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cardiac Echocardiography (ECG)
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Heart Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • 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
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mesenteric Artery Ischemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Surgical Closure of Heart Defects
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous Management of Valvular Heart Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • PFO Repair
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS)
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transradial Catheterization
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

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!

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvarez

4.8

Based on 80 reviews

5 Stars
93.75%
(75)
4 Stars
1.25%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5%
(4)

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Dr. Alvarez's Performance
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Alvarez and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and understanding. Like a lot of us old folks, we have more than one issue that we must deal with as far as medical care is concerned. These folks are extremely capable of navigating the various concerns that I have and better yet, they are very friendly, that means a lot because I am hard to please.
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My mother (96) has been a patient of Dr. Alvarez for approximately 10 years. To be brief, he is always professional, congenial and, most important, caring. The same is true for his special assistant Mallory. They both take whatever time is necessary to address her needs and our questions--you are never rushed!! We are so fortunate to have my mother under their care. Dr. Alvarez and his staff's practice is "what medical care is supposed to be like!!! "
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Dr Alvarez is the most caring Dr. and your health is number 1 priority, also his staff is the best.
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Dr. Alvarez is a great cardiologist. His is knowledgeable and accessible. The office runs very well.
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Outstanding provider of care and an excellent and pleasant office staff.
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Dr Alvarez was recommended to me by another physician. He is an excellent doctor- one of the tops in his field. Besides that, he has an excellent bedside manner. I always feel like I have his complete attention, even though his office is very busy. His clinic is also very well run. I can’t recommend Dr Alvarez enough!
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His office has moved downstairs from the large group of doctors. Everything was much more personal and efficient. The check-in and wait time were very quick. And Dr. Alvarez came in for my check-up more quickly, too. He is a very caring doctor and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist.
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I love dr. Alverez! He will take time out to explain why a medication is important including drawings. Excellent md very knowledgeable. I trust him with my heart. The office is very efficient. I was able to complete testing and see dr. Alverez in one day. I like the smaller downstairs suite. Much more personalized.
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It was great. As I said, he answered everything I asked and more.
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Dr Alvarez is an excellent doctor. He is very knowledgeable and good at what he does. He is very patient and explains everything carefully so the patient understands. The wait time to see him isn’t very long. I highly recommend Dr Jorge Alvarez.
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well saved my life now twice with his skills, when i was on the brink of death both times. very straight forwards about your needs to improve your health, and tells it in a average persons language yet isn't judgemental and he has understanding about the difficulties and struggles each of us face to do so. the minute he heard that I was on my way in he was right there. after surgery tells you exactly what was done non technical way so you can understand... he has done great by me...
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I was seen by his NP Denise Vega. She was very professional and extremely nice. She was on point and gave me my results and gave me advice on how to take care of myself and my heart problems. She was awesome.
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Dr. Alvarez is an amazing doctor. Not only does he spend time diagnosing but he actually goes the extra step to listen. I recommend him as a number one cardiologist.
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I actually look forward to appointments with Dr. Alvarez and his staff. I always leave knowing more than I did coming in and feel reassured that the path I've been put on is the best for me and my family. They are all friendly, cheerful, and professional in addition to being extremely competent. Of course, I may be a bit biased given that Dr. Alvarez literally saved my wife's life.
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Dr. Alvarez has been my cardiology doctor since installing my stent about 8 or 9 years ago. I liked and trusted him from the first visit. He put me at ease and I felt confident that he would do his best for me. His staff is professional but accessible. I feel comfortable talking to anyone in his office. I never feel rushed or get the sense that they are in a hurry to get to the next patient. I am the most important person in the room and I feel that with each visit.
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Dr. Alvarez took excellent care of my wife when she had a heart attack. Afer which time I started to go to Dr. Alvarez
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Dr Alvarez is a caring, knowledgeable physician who uses the latest technology and methodology to treat his patients. Many of his patients refer to Dr Alvarez as their friend as well as their physician. His RN Mallory shares this rapport with the patients as well leading us to feel very well cared for. Dr Alvarez works tirelessly to see that his patients receive the highest level of care. I highly recommend Dr Alvarez and his staff.
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Dr. Alvarez does an excellent job in accessing a patient's needs. He then advices to the patient the right medical route to take. He cares about the patient as a person.
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I have to totally agree with the person with not getting call backs. Their answering service all calls placed before 10:00 AM will be returned by 5:00 PM same day, that's a joke. Dr Alvarez is a very good doctor but cant say that about his staff. This has not only happened once, twice, three times but SEVERAL.
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