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Dr. Pamela Alvarez, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 47

Dr. Alvarez

Valley Neurology

24910 Las Brisas Rd Ste 115 Murrieta, CA 92562

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Dr. Pamela Alvarez, MD is a neurology specialist in Murrieta, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1999 and specializes in neurology.


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(951) 506-5416

Dr. Alvarez accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Alvarez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Migraine more than 93% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Brain Disorders more than 93% of her peers

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

Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Thrombosis more than 92% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis

Dr. Alvarez's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. Pamela Alvarez, MD is a neurology specialist in Murrieta, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1999 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

St Joseph Mercy Health Sys
Residency Hospital
University Of Mi Hosps and Health Ctrs
Residency Hospital
1999
Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1999

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvarez

2.9

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
43.90243902439025%
(18)
4 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
3 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
2 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(2)
1 Star
46.34146341463415%
(19)

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Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
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What People Say About Dr. Pamela Alvarez, MD
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Dr. Alvarez "Misdiagnosed" my mother, telling her after a very short visit, verbal "test" only, that "you don't have dementia". A month or two later, my mother was, as we suspected, diagnosed with ADVANCED DEMENTIA by the best Neurologist - Dr. Monika Gupta of UCSD. Dr. Pamela Alvarez is the referred Dr. for several HMO medical groups/doctors... but, she is less than qualified, not a very good Neurologist. For anything major, seek a better Neurologist. Office staff is great, Even Dr. Alvarez
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I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
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I would absolutely NOT recommend Dr Alvarez. In my initial appointment i found her to be short, cool, did not take the time to explain her findings / reasoning re medical assessment. She was curt in her responses. She left the room saying she was going to "look for information from my referring MD" and she did not / would not return. Her nurse said she was not available to answer my remaining questions.
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Dr. Alvarez is outstanding. She is patient, kind, and very knowledgeable. I went to Dr. Alvarez for a second opinion and she was outstanding!
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She spent a good amount of time with us, worked with the family and provided us with advice on next steps. It was a good experience overall.
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Dr. unavailable and does not consider patients medical condition. This office needs to conduct triage for patients, new or not, appointments available or not. On a pain level of 1 to 10, patient is about 20, blood pressure over 180 because of pain. Problem is trigeminal neurolgia and current attack has lasted over 8 hours. patient unable to speak, chew, or swallow. thanks for your concern.
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Love her! Went for migraines and she really improved the quality of my life. She is friendly, compassionate and patient. I highly recommend her, she does spend quality of time with each patient. I would rather wait a few minutes and have her not rush my appointment.
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