Dr. Luz Alvarez, MD

Dr. Luz Alvarez, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
Age 58
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Luz Alvarez, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Johnstown, NY. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

434 S Kingsboro Ave

Johnstown, NY 12095

Contact Information

(518) 752-5275

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
79

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Tuberculosis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 9/16/2015
    Amount or Range: Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 12010
    State: New York
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

  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Alvarez has no awards or honors listed.

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
4.0
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Alvarez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Kingston |
Dr. Álvarez is an excellent gastroenterologist! I have been battling gastritis for a year. She did an endoscopy and found I had gastritis. The lining of my esophagus was also irritated, which explained why I had problems with my vocal cords. This was a problem because I am a college professor. I need my voice to work. Dr. Álvarez prescribed the right treatments for me. I feel better! Dr. Álvarez has over 30 years of medical experience and she also is Board Certified. She has great bed manners!
in Amsterdam, NY |
Excellent Dr.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Alvarez accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Nathan Littauer Hospital
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