Dr. Lizette Alvarez, MD

Dr. Lizette Alvarez, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Female  |  
Age 53
(12)
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Dr. Lizette Alvarez, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. She is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Read her story

3009 N Ballas Rd # 323A

Saint Louis, MO 63131

Contact Information

(314) 942-2213

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • 4 More

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Gait Abnormality
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 96% of peers
Arthritis of the Elbow
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Alvarez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alvarez "Dr. Alvarez is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her main focus is on the nonoperative care of all musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries as well as neurorehabilitatis (MS, stroke, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries). Her practice is comprised of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Dr. Alvarez has a special interest in the treatment of spasticity through the use of botulinum toxins (Botox) and the use of intrathecal baclofen pumps in addition to therapy and orthotics. In addition, Dr. Alvarez has experience in the comprehensive treatment of patients with amputations. Dr. Alvarez is on staff at Missouri Baptist Medical Center as well as Mercy Hospital St. Louis. She is the medical director for Missouri Baptist Medical Center inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Dr. Alvarez received her Doctor of Medicine from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and completed her residency and fellowship in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She has a fellowship in Electrodiagnostic Medicine from UVA. Dr. Alvarez enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family."

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Washington University, St Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Ponce School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

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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Dr. Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvarez to family and friends
4.1
based on 12 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Alvarez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Florissant, MO |
Dr. Alvarez is so Kind, for she takes her time to check on all of her patients and tries to figure out how she can Help us!!! I Highly reccomend her to All who have a Baclofen pump!!! :-)
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Dr. Alvarez accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Preferred Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Platinum PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink HMO
    HealthLink POS
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare POS

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Hospitals where Dr. Alvarez has admitting privileges

Barnes Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Mercy Hospital St. Louis
615 S New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 N Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63131
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