Accepting new patients

Dr. Rene Alvarez, MD

Dr. Rene Alvarez, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 57

  

Dr. Rene Alvarez, MD is a cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology.


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Alvarez accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(215) 259-5822

Dr. Alvarez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Pennsylvania
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Alvarez's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Alvarez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension) more than 92% of his peers

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

Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Pulmonary Hypertension more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
Congestive Heart Failure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Congestive Heart Failure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided

Dr. Alvarez's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device

About Me

Biography

Dr. Rene Alvarez, MD is a cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Education

1990
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvarez

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

5 Stars
100%
(1)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
0%
(0)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Alvarez?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Alvarez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness

Be the first to leave a comment

How was your experience with Dr. Alvarez?

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Alvarez treats patients.

Learn more