Dr. Ricardo Alvarado, MD

Dr. Ricardo Alvarado, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  |  
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Dr. Ricardo Alvarado, MD is an interventional pain medicine doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. He has been practicing for 12 years.

4100 E Piedras Dr Ste 165

San Antonio, TX 78228

Contact Information

(210) 910-6653

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Dr. Alvarado does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of North Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Presby St Lukes Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston Lying-In Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1965
  • Lemuel Shattuck Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1963
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Alvarado has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Alvarado has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvarado's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvarado to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Alvarado's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in laredo, tx |
I call to re schedule my apointment for my surgery and they never answer I left a message and never return call from them. so now I'm without my surgery and still with lots of pain on my back.I hope they don't do the same to other people.
Mr Del Bosque, I had my staff call you 5 times to reschedule that surgery and even in response to your voicemail. You never returned our calls and I actually wondered why you were not calling us back. I am happy to take care of you but need to make sure we can communicate to you in order to take care of you appropriately.
San Antonio, TX |
My experience with this doctor has been horrible. He performed several procedures to help ease my back pain, and now I'm in more pain than before. His office staff is unprofessional and in my opinion, they perform poorly. This doctor made several verbal commitments to me which he failed to carry out and instead of apologizing, he denied saying what he did actually say. I would not recommend Dr. Alvardo to anyone.
It's unfortunate and quite fitting that someone would hide behind the anonymous nature if this site and write such a review. I can assure you I do my best to provide a high level of customer service and patient care to all patients. The description in this review is unlikely to be accurate based on what I read because I don't make misrepresentations to patients.. ever. Therefore, if this were a legitimate issue a legit patient would have addressed it in person. Feel free to do so if you are.
San Antonio TX |
He has a good bedside manner but does not maintain continuity of care and his office has been giving me the run around for 8 weeks now about a refund owed to me......just proceed with caution.
Maintaining continuity of care is exactly what we do and strive to do with every patient. That is a very broad statement and I would be happy to address it if you actually have a legitimate issue. As for refunds.. because of the nature of the insurance reimbursement world , a refund can't be issued until we are sure all claims have been processed and all appeals as well. We don't control that. We always refund patients at the time it is established all claims are final.
in san antonio, tx |
Dr is kind and easy to work with, knowledgable about wide range of treatment options. Nurses are kind, staff is on point. Appointments are always on time and it's easy to get in for urgent appointments. I trust this doctor and his staff very much. His methods have helped significantly more than previous doctors offering the same treatments but with different medication administration protocols.
in Humble, TX |
He is one of the best Drs I have had!
San Antonio, TX |
Explains procedures and options for your specific situation. Is always upbeat and positive which helps us as patients. A true professional who does great work for his patients.
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Dr. Alvarado accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Alvarado has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels
600 N Union Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
1139 E Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78258
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Northeast Methodist Hospital
12412 Judson Rd
Live Oak, TX 78233
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