Dr. Jose Alvarez, MD

Dr. Jose Alvarez, MD

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Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases  |  
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62 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Jose Alvarez, MD is a cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases doctor who practices in Plantation, FL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Read his story

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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Top Care Areas

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

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Alvarez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alvarez "spanish speaking very compassionate doctor"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alvarez "treats each patient with their specific problem to the best of my ability"
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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • 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
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • 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 Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • 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

Dr. Alvarez does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Alvarez and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Westside Regional Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure

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Dr. Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvarez to family and friends
3.0
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (7)

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
Dr. Alvarez Says:

everyone has their opinion


Patient Comments (6)

in Plantation, Fl |
I saw Dr. Alvarez yesterday for the first time. He is very thorough and compassionate. The office staff are very friend and wanted to make sure I understood all the instructions regarding the medications prescribed.
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
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Next Day
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

Westside Regional Medical Center
8201 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
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Plantation General Hospital
401 NW 42nd Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
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University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
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Northwest Medical Center
2801 N State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
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