Dr. Ralph Alhalel, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 59

Dr. Alhalel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rio Grande Gastroenterology Cns

1200 E Ridge Rd Ste 5 McAllen, TX 78503

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(956) 992-8745

Dr. Ralph Alhalel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in McAllen, TX and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alhalel has more experience with Liver Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Facultad De Medicina medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cornerstone Regional Hospital and Doctors Hospital At Renaissance. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alhalel to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alhalel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alhalel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alhalel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (956) 992-8745.

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Alhalel is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Cirrhosis
Liver Function Test
Hepatitis A Screening
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Alhalel is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Nausea
Indigestion
Dysphagia
Barrett's Esophagus
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Alhalel is experienced in the area of Anal & Rectal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Alhalel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • pH Probe
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Swine Flu
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Alhalel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
NGS CoreSource
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Alhalel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alhalel

3.6

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
10%
(2)
2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
25%
(5)
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Very impressed with my first office visit with Dr. Alhalel .so this report below is more against the organizing of his office staff. Had an appointment to have an endoscopy done. Was told to arrive at 8;15. No one at office. Called the office was told to come around to back. Went to the back and unable to get in. A nurse from another office walked by ask if she could help. Told her the situation. She said most likely the building over across street. Went there and was told this is the right place for the endoscopy. She said we could wait in the car, and they would call us when ready. I said how long. She said about two hours. That was it. My wife and came home. After fasting, getting up early, going through all this and my problem unsolved. The doctors offices down here are having big time problems with office staff, I am hearing this from several people. They do not answer the phone and do not return messages many times and have waiting experiences that are much too long.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Gordon Bloomfield – Mar 04, 2021
Aweful doctor. He left me in worse shape than I was.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Shirley Krpec in Mcallen, Texas – Feb 02, 2017

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ralph Alhalel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in McAllen, TX and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alhalel has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1995
Wellesley Hosp/U Toronto
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Baylor
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1990
Saint Agnes Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School
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What are Dr. Ralph Alhalel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alhalel frequently treats Liver Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Alhalel specializes.

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Dr. Alhalel's office is located at 1200 E Ridge Rd Ste 5, McAllen, TX 78503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Rio Grande Gastroenterology Cns

Digestive Disease Specialists1200 E Ridge Rd Ste 5 McAllen, TX 78503
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Alhalel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Cornerstone Regional Hospital

Edinburg, TX

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Doctors Hospital At Renaissance

Edinburg, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Rio Grande Regional Hospital

McAllen, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

South Texas Health System Edinburg

Edinburg, TX

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

South Texas Health System McAllen

McAllen, TX

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)