Dr. Paul Alvord, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Paul Alvord, MD
Dr. Paul Alvord, MD is a complex general surgical oncology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Alvord is affiliated with Sharp Coronado Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.

4033 3rd Ave Ste 204

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 295-8677

Dr. Paul Alvord, MD

Dr. Paul Alvord, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As a Sharp HealthCare-affiliated physician, I strive to make a difference every day and to deliver compassionate, personalized health care. I believe in working with my patients to provide the best treatment options and care possible for each individual. This is health care the way it should be.
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Dr. Alvord's Experience

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Dr. Alvord's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
38

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Whipple Procedure
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Ohio State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alvord has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvord's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvord to family and friends
4.0
based on 8 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Alvord'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
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
San Diego, CA |
Off the charts amazing. Smart, kind, articulate and an incredibly skilled surgeon. Luckiest day of my life when I was referred to Dr. Alvord. If you are lucky enough to be referred to him, no need to look any further.
in San Diego ca 92115 |
This Dr.is the best surgeon.My husband had vential hernia surgery and this Dr.did an awesome job.Very honest and trustworthy.Makes you feel very confident in him.On behalf of my husband and I we would definitely recommend Dr.Alvord to family an friends in a heartbeat. Your the best Doc!Thank you so much for your professionalism.
in Julian, CA |
When I questioned why it was taking over 2 months to schedule surgery for my husband (he has pancreatic cancer) Dr Alvord dropped us! The staff are unprofessional,insensitive and show no compassion. Roccio was quite rude and I can't understand why a dr would abandon a patient because the staff didn't like you!!
San Diego, CA |
Do not go to this physician, or to the Pacific Coast Surgical Group in Hillcrest. The staff are very unprofessional and your best interest is not what comes first. I was scheduled and rescheduled 3 times while I waited for two months to be seen. I was called only 4 hours before my scheduled appointment each and every time. After the third time this happened, I questioned their professionalism and the office manager, Rocio Wright, told me I was dismissed as a potential patient. Do not recommend.
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Dr. Alvord accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Elect Choice EPO
    Managed Choice POS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
    Traditional Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Preferred
    Prudent Buyer
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Added Advantage POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
    Select Network HMO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
    Molina HMO
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice EPO
    Choice HMO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare POS

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Hospitals where Dr. Alvord has admitting privileges

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sharp Coronado Hospital
250 Prospect Pl
Coronado, CA 92118
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