Dr. Ronald J. Alvarez, MD

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Dr. Ronald J. Alvarez, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

ENT Institute 1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 490, Cumming, GA 30041 Get Directions
(678) 746-5920

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Dr. Alvarez specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat and practices in Cumming, GA. He practices at 1 location.

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Experience with Dr. Alvarez
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Alvarez's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (21)
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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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • 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
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT 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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Temple University

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Temple University Hospital

    Completed in 1997

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Alvarez's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Alvarez

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients