Dr. Joseph Toothaker-Alvarez, MD
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Pain Medicine | Male

Space City Pain Specialists 17448 Highway 3 Ste 136 Webster, TX 77598 Get Directions

Biography

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.

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Dr. Toothaker-Alvarez's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Headache
  • 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
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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