Dr. Joseph Toothaker-Alvarez, MD

Dr. Joseph Toothaker-Alvarez, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(23)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Toothaker-Alvarez, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Webster, TX. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Toothaker-Alvarez is affiliated with Houston Physicians' Hospital.

17448 Highway 3 Ste 136

Webster, TX 77598

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Humana

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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more than 97% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Mild Chronic Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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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

  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Toothaker-Alvarez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Toothaker-Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Toothaker-Alvarez to family and friends
2.0
based on 23 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Toothaker-Alvarez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Pasadena, TX |
Absolutely horrible office staff. Rude and condescending. He is only interested in getting your money. Screwed up a procedure he did for us and now I can’t walk without a walker. Refuses to even consider that he messed up and won’t even help with filling out FMLA paperwork so I don’t lose my job. Completely uncaring. Don’t use this office or this doctor. So utterly disappointed in someone who is supposed to “do no harm”.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Alvarez is a fabulous doctor, but he does not seem to be aware of the awful impressions his staff makes. I called today and the woman I spoke to was condescending , curt and rude! She wanted me to see another doctor, and told me it was extremely difficult to get an appointment with him. After getting no where with her , I told her I would go elsewhere; she replied, " ok" I had tried to fill out an appointment online, but I was told my email did not look authentic.
in League City, TX |
Dr. Alvarez is an awesome doctor with a great bed side manner. His office staff leaves so much to be desired that they make him look incompetent. I rate Dr. Alvarez a 5, but his office staff a 1.
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Dr. Toothaker-Alvarez accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Toothaker-Alvarez has admitting privileges

Houston Physicians' Hospital
333 N Texas Ave
Webster, TX 77598
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