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Dr. Luis Alvarez, MD

Nephrology •  Male • Age 50

  4 Reviews
Dr. Alvarez

Nephrology

795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301

Accepting new patients

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(650) 328-8385

Dr. Luis Alvarez, MD is a nephrology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1998 and specializes in nephrology.


At a Glance

  • Hospital satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals
  • Low wait times Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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(650) 328-8385

Dr. Alvarez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Experience Check

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Dr. Alvarez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Kidney Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Kidney Disease more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Average Reported Wait Time
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This doctor said there is nothing he could do for my wife. Totally arrogant. My wife has a different Dr David Taylor who is a great doctor and actually shows compassion
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Luis Alvarez, MD is a nephrology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1998 and specializes in nephrology.

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

Stanford University Hospital & Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
Stanford University Hospital & Clinics
Residency Hospital
1999
Stanford University Hospital & Clinics
Internship Hospital
1998
David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
Medical School
1999
1998

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • English

Awards

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)