Dr. Ronald Alvarez, MD

Dr. Ronald Alvarez, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(27)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ronald Alvarez, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Cumming, GA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 490

Cumming, GA 30041

Contact Information

(678) 746-5920

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sinus Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Headache
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology
2

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Temple University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

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
3.0
based on 27 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Alvarez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Cumming, GA |
I've been a patient of Dr. Alvarez's since 2004 as has my family. He did my sinus surgery, which was very successful, and my daughter's tubes/adenoids. He is a great Dr.! He's very thorough, explains things well, and is friendly and has an easy manner. When I went for a problem this week, they got me right in the next morning and wait time was short. He is very skilled and knowledgeable. I recommend him highly.
Cumming, GA |
A visit in July 2015 resulted in a $500 charge which they submitted to Medicare. Medicare approved $300 and paid them $239 leaving a balance of $61. A year and 2 months after that visit, Dr. Alvarez's office his billing department finally agreed I should only pay that $61 which I did pay on 11/8/2016. Three days later they billed me for another $439.00. (I assume that was the $500 original charge minus my $61 payment.) Now they are demanding on this most current invoice $439. Just outrageous!
Cumming, GA |
Seemingly unwilling to accept Medicare's decision on how much to pay Alvarez, his office billed the amount Medicare didn't approve to my account and never sent me a bill but instead, turned me over to a collection agency in Louisiana. My calls to his office billing department were constantly met with inaction and with me having to explain over and over what they did wrong. Remember, he can only collect from you what Medicare approves of the service. Simply horrid service. Loss of trust!
in Sugar Hill, GA |
Dr Alvarez put tubes in my ears a few years ago. I was having problems with my right ear and made an appt. Upon my arrival I was told I would not be checked in to my appt. until I paid a balance on my account. I was never advised of balance which was suppose to have been left since 2012. I wasn't told when I made the appt so I could check it out. I was not allowed to see the Dr. so therefore I am still having ear problems. I am very unhappy with the service!!!
in Cumming, GA |
Wait time was well over an hour before I was sent back to an exam room to wait for another 20 minutes before actually being seen by Alvarez. I was not properly numbed by the nurse, hence adding additional time in the exam room to repeat the process prior to the doctor seeing me. It has been a 3 ring circus to obtain my $300.00 deducible deposit back from this office with repeated attempts through the billing department. The deposit seems extremely unethical and much like a scam. Will not be back
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Dr. Alvarez accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Alvarez has admitting privileges

Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Northside Hospital - Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
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