Dr. Ricardo Alvarado, MD

Dr. Ricardo Alvarado, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  ·  
Dr. Ricardo Alvarado, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 53 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 2005 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.

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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4  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Alvarado does not have any board certifications listed.

35  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

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
28 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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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 (8)

The medical standard of care I have received from Dr. Alvarado and his staff has been exceptional. An extra bonus is his fabulous sense of humor! Thank you Dr. Alvarado for taking my chronic back pain away! :-)
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Office staff is rude, immature, and unprofessional. They obviously don't care about first impressions.
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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.
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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.

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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...more
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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.

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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.
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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.

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