Dr. Nitza Alvarez Torres, MD

Cardiology •  Female • Age 42
  
Dr. Alvarez Torres
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Tri-County Heart Institute PA

1400 N Us Highway 441 Ste 537 The Villages, FL 32159

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Dr. Nitza Alvarez Torres, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in The Villages, FL and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alvarez Torres has more experience with Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Implantable Cardiac Devices, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Central University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine medical school in 2003. She is affiliated with medical facilities Leesburg Regional Medical Center and UF Health The Villages Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alvarez Torres to book an appointment.


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      Dr Alvarez is not only a wonderful Cardiologist, very caring, very thorough, very knowledgeable but also a wondeful person. She truly cares and listens to you. She explains everything well and makes sure you understand. She had me diagnosed and the problem taken care of within a couple of weeks. I feel so much better and can't thank her enough. I recommed her to anyone needing an exceptional Cardiogist Marilyn French
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      Marilyn French – Jul 07, 2020
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      Dr. Alvarez is a very caring and competent Doctor. She is very good at diagnosing your problems and treating them.
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      Peggy Maurer – May 29, 2020
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      May 22, 2020
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      Herbert Dixon – May 21, 2020
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      Dr Alvarez is truly an excellent Cardiologist. She is warm and friendly but, more importantly, she is an expert in matters of the heart. She always takes the time required to answer any and all questions. Her staff is equally competent and friendly.I give her (and her staff) a "5 star" rating and would unhesitatingly recommend her to anyone.
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      Peter A Chiasson – Aug 19, 2019
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      Friendly staff. Went out of their way to get me a fast appt. Dr and staff very attentive. Appt. was not rushed and Dr. actually listened! I left understanding the tests that were ordered and why. Glad my neighbor had a heart attack and recommended her! He's fine.
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      gerald – Aug 15, 2019
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      I am immensely pleased with the level of care Dr. Alvarez has provided me. She listens to my questions and explains the "why" for her answers! I believe I'm enjoying a much better quality of life thanks to her care and recommendations. I have referred several Villagers to her and will continue to do so! Thank you, Dr. Alvarez! Sincerely, Alfred H. Ozenne, DDS (Ret.)
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      A.H. Ozenne, DDS in The Villages, FL – Jan 07, 2019
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      She is very thorough and answers questions I didn't think to ask. Rare! She very personable and knowledgable. Recommended treatment is always explained so a patient can understand. The staff is friendly and caring. Definitely 5 stars!
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      Susan O in The Villages, FL – Dec 17, 2018
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      Thank you so much for your kind words!
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      dr alvarez is one of the most caring doctors i have ever used. she really cares about her patients. she is a true gem
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      sonnie f. in the villages, FL – Jul 06, 2018
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      Outstanding professional who probably saved my life. Truly cares for her patients. Professional staff. Highly recommend her for any cardiovascular preventative health or care needs. Outstanding!
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      David Burtless in Lady Lake, Florida – May 26, 2018
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      Dr. Alvarez explains all procedures thoroughly,reasons for med changes and need for additional treatments.. She is very personable, caring, pleasant and checks to assure that all instructions are understood. I have, and would continue to, recommend her to anyone in need of a cardiologist.
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      L. Emond in , FL – May 12, 2018
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      Dr. Alvarez is a warm, welcoming, inspiring cardiologist. My husband and I both go to her and she not only takes the time needed to answer questions and give information, but she and her staff treat you like one of the family. I can't imagine ever going to another cardiologist. Who else would greet you with a hug and ask how you are doing?
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      Lynne – Feb 14, 2018
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      My father was treated by her today for aortic stenosis. I'm a physician and recognize quality of care. Dr Alvarez is bright, compassionate, capable and a diamond in the rough. I highly recommend her as a cardiologist for both critical and common cardiac disorders. I'm so happy my father has her as his doctor. Dr Steve Gillon
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      Dd Gillin in Leesburg, FL – Jul 26, 2017
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      Fantastic MD---Smart, caring and very professional with a tremendous personality
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      Pat Miske in The Villages – Mar 13, 2017
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      very nice and sweet, staff friendly, talked to you and not at you, great bedside manner
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      misty in summerfield – Jan 03, 2017
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      This lady and Dr. has helped me from from possible death. I went to her felling discomfort in chest, had stress test, OH Boy, BAD test. Went for angio, one one stent latter I am feeling better. This Dr. cares for her patients, wants you to have a better life, not just medicine, but diet, exercise, healthy life. Thank you to the whole staff
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      Bob Fentress in Lady lake, FL – Dec 17, 2016
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      I found her to be warm and caring, listened to me and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend her.
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      Donna G in Lady Lake, FL – Jul 24, 2016
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      Staff was not very professional. Primary care doctor had to repeat fax to her. Staff said she will look at ekg and decide if she would see me. My primary doctor said I should see her but staff said no
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      About Me

      My goal is to enhance quality-of-life and promote cardiovascular health awareness, while delivering the best patient care

      Specialties

      • Cardiology
      • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
      • Clinical Cardiology
      • Nuclear Cardiology
      • Preventive Cardiology

      Board Certifications

      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Internal Medicine

      Education

      2010
      Albany Med Center Hospital
      Fellowship Hospital
      2007
      Albany Med Center Hospital
      Residency Hospital
      2003
      Central University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine
      Medical School

      Languages

      • Spanish
      • English

      Awards

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      (352) 504-3500

      Dr. Alvarez Torres accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Aetna HMO
      Choice Plus POS II
      Anthem
      National (BlueCard) PPO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Blue Card PPO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
      Blue Care HMO
      Blue Select
      BlueDental Choice
      NetworkBlue
      CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
      HealthyBlue 2.0
      HealthyBlue Advantage
      Cigna
      Cigna HMO
      Cigna PPO
      Open Access Plus
      Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
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      First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for Florida
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Congenital Cardiac Disorders

      Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

      Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Congenital Heart Defects
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 95% of their peers

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

      Septal Defect
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats Septal Defect more than 61% of their peers

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

      Implantable Cardiac Devices

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      Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 69% of their peers

      Dr. Alvarez Torres performs this procedure more than 69% of their peers

      Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 66% of their peers

      Dr. Alvarez Torres performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

      Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 32% of their peers

      Dr. Alvarez Torres performs this procedure more than 32% of their peers

      Cardiac Care

      Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

      Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Heart Disease
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats Heart Disease more than 95% of their peers

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

      Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 95% of their peers

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

      Tricuspid Valve Disease
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats Tricuspid Valve Disease more than 94% of their peers

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

      Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

      Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

      Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Mitral Valve Disease
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 93% of their peers

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

      Aortic Valve Disease
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 92% of their peers

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

      Heart Murmur
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      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats Heart Murmur more than 86% of their peers

      Dr. Alvarez Torres treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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      Dr. Alvarez Torres' conditions and procedures:

      • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Ectasia
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Imaging
      • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Cardiovascular Stress Test
      • Cardioversion, Elective
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Chest Pain
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • Coarctation of the Aorta
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Coronary Artery Dissection
      • Coumadin® Management
      • Counterpulsation
      • Echocardiography
      • Endocarditis
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Disease in Women
      • Heart Murmur
      • Heart Palpitations
      • Hyperlipidemia
      • Hypertension
      • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypertensive Heart Disease
      • Hypotension
      • Implantable Loop Recorder
      • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Ligament Repair
      • Limb Swelling
      • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
      • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
      • Marfan Syndrome
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Edema
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Radiofrequency Ablation
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Septal Defect
      • Syncope
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thrombolysis
      • Thrombosis
      • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
      • Tricuspid Valve Disease
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure

      Locations

      Tri-County Heart Institute PA

      Tri-County Heart Institute PA1400 N Us Highway 441 Ste 537 The Villages, FL 32159
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        • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
        • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
        • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
        • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
        • Fri: 8:00am - 3:00pm
        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
      • Directions
      Tri-County Heart institute PA26218 Us Highway 27 103 Leesburg, FL 34748
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        • Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
        • Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
        • Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
        • Thu: 9:00am - 4:00pm
        • Fri: 9:00am - 3:00pm
        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
      • Directions

      Outpatient Surgical Center of Central Florida

      Lakewood ASC5571 E State Road 44 Ste 501 Wildwood, FL 34785
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        • Mon: closed
        • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
        • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
      • Directions
      Lakewood CCL5571 E State Road 44 Ste 502 Wildwood, FL 34785
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        • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Leesburg Regional Medical Center

      Leesburg, FL

      56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

      UF Health The Villages Hospital

      The Villages, FL

      53% Patient experience rating, 16% lower than the national average