Dr. Jose R. Alvarez, MD

Dr. Jose R. Alvarez, MD

Pulmonology | Male | 61 years old

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Dr. Alvarez specializes in Pulmonology and practices in Plantation, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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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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  •  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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  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad De Costa Rica, Facultad De Medicina

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Lsu Med School

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Costa Rica / Faculty Of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Procedures Performed

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

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