Dr. Jose Alvarez, MD

Dr. Jose Alvarez, MD

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Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Jose Alvarez, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Plantation, FL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Alvarez is affiliated with Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation General Hospital and Northwest Medical Center.

West Broward Pulmonary Consultants

201 NW 82nd Ave Ste 105

Plantation, FL 33324
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Alvarez's Experience

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Dr. Alvarez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pulmonology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 Costa Rica / Faculty Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Universidad De Costa Rica, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Lsu Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

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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Northwest Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Alvarez is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvarez to family and friends
2.9
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Alvarez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
A very bad experience the team don't help you and the doctor is rude and no professional. I don't recommend at all.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Alvarez let several warning signs pass him by. I was diagnosed with allergies and in fact one week later had water on my lung and had lung cancer. When we arrived at the office, my wife who is my caregiver and health care segregate was told she could not come into the office during the initial consultation. That should have been a red flag.
in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
I suffered a mini stroke and aspirated stomach contents into my lungs and drowned in my sleep. I spent 10 days in the ICU. Dr. Alvarez spent every day with me fighting to keep me alive. I have to thank god and Dr. Alvarez for giving me back my life. His vast knowledge and personal devotion to saving lives makes him the #1 Pulmonary doctor in the state of Florida. His personality and bed side manner surpasses every Doctor I have ever been associated with. I highly recommend him.
in Tamarac, FL |
I am very disappointed with this doctor. 1, gave a lame excuse to my primary on giving results to my primary doctor. 2, would not give me results until I paid my copay first. Not even bill me later. 3, Never mentioned my husband was allowed to be in the exam room with me.
in Cooper, FL |
Put simply, without Dr. Alvarez I would be dead. I went to him 11 years ago with a cane, liver failure and instructions form other doctors to make sure my affairs were in order. Especially the insurance and beneficiary. He sent me for a sleep study and I had sleep apnea so bad the technician thought I was going to die in front of him. Within three days, I had a CPAP in my house. It not only saved my life but changed my life. Never used a cane again and my liver enzymes are much better.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Alvarez accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Alvarez has admitting privileges

Northwest Medical Center
2801 N State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
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Plantation General Hospital
401 NW 42nd Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
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Westside Regional Medical Center
8201 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
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