Dr. Paul B. Alvord, MD

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Dr. Paul B. Alvord, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology | Male

Pacific Coast Surgical Group 4033 3rd Ave Ste 204, San Diego, CA 92103 Get Directions
(619) 295-8677

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      3.4 based on 5 responses
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Alvord's Office & Staff
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      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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      Specialties

      • Complex General Surgical Oncology
      • General Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Hernia
      • Anal and Rectal Cancer
      • Anal Disorders
      • 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 and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Ventral Hernia

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
      • Appendectomy
      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Appendectomy, Open
      • Bile Duct Procedure
      • Biopsy
      • Biopsy of Breast
      • Colectomy
      • Colon and Rectal Surgery
      • Colon Surgery
      • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
      • 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

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Ohio State University

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        Naval Medical Center San Diego

        Completed in 1998

      • Residency Hospital
        Naval Medical Center San Diego

        Completed in 2004

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

        Completed in 2007

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • 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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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Alvord

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      Dr. Alvord's 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.