Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 67
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Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD
Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Alvarez is affiliated with Parkridge Medical Center and Erlanger Medical Center.

Chattanooga office

979 E 3rd St Ste C430

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact Information

(423) 624-6584

Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD

Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • 4 More

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Dr. Alvarez's Experience

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Dr. Alvarez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Univ Of Tn Erlanger Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • U Vt
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alvarez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvarez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvarez to family and friends
4.0
based on 26 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Alvarez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Cloudland, GA |
If your time is of absolutely no importance to you, then this might be your guy. Over several office visits I routinely waited two hours PLUS for a scheduled appt. On day of outpatient surgery he was one and a half hours late! Even his office staff, when questioned, said that's always the way he is. That a physician has so little respect for his patients is unbelievable to me. As a doctor, I can't say much better. I would classify his skills as average, his bedside manner as flippant.
in Charleston , TN |
He is the BEST!!!! I've sent many people to him. He is the kindest doctor I've ever seen in my life. He truly cares about the very care and treatment of his patients. He knows his feet and ankles, I think there is nothing he can't fix Tennie Bishop
in Chattanooga, TN |
First appointment had to wait almost 2 hours on waiting room. At consultation room he was very polite, friendly and easy to talk too. For my second appointment which was schedule for 8:45am I arrived 8:30am, by 9:30am no signs of being called to room. I went to receptionist and she told me he was going to be an hour and a half late! I had to walk out of the office because i had another appointment to be at 11:00am. Very disrespectful to do this with the patients.
in Maryville, TN |
After multiple years of progressive ankle pain from a climbing accident, my local ortho ID'ed osteochondritis dissecans from an MRI and recommended PT and long periods of wearing an orthopedic walking boot. Knowing what I came to find out, this would have never been able to solve my issue. I got a 2nd opinion from Dr. Alvarez and he quickly identified torn ligaments as well and recommended surgery. Surgery went great and I can walk today, virtually pain free. I cannot thank him enough.
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Dr. Alvarez accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Alvarez has admitting privileges

Parkridge Medical Center
2333 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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