Dr. Lizette Alvarez, MD

Dr. Lizette Alvarez, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Female | 52 years old

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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.

Dr. Alvarez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • 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 Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Ponce School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Virginia

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Virginia

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Virginia

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Washington University, St Louis

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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