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Dr. Sergio Alvarado, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 51

  
Dr. Alvarado

Sergio Alvarado, MD

3903 Wiseman Blvd Ste 311 San Antonio, TX 78251
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(210) 615-1901

Dr. Sergio Alvarado, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Antonio, TX. He specializes in pain medicine.


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(210) 615-1901

Dr. Alvarado accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarado treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Alvarado treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarado treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Alvarado treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarado treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Alvarado treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Alvarado's conditions and procedures:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Alvarado's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvarado

3.9

Based on 48 reviews

5 Stars
68.75%
(33)
4 Stars
2.0833333333333335%
(1)
3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(2)
2 Stars
2.0833333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
22.916666666666668%
(11)

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What People Say About Dr. Sergio Alvarado, MD
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Disturbing - Dr Alvarado, generally speaking, seems competent, attentive and capable. The problem is, especially for long term patients in need of pain management, you're dealing with his staff. Normally polite at the very least, they seem overworked, uncaring, and dispassionate. Hang-ups and non returned calls are normal. They have MANY rules for PM patients to follow and contracts to sign. Random urine tests and pill counts are common. There are so many rules to follow, outside of any usual healthcare, it is difficult to remember them all. Unfortunately, office personnel all have a hair trigger, and if they suspect in the slightest that you are doing anything wrong, you WILL BE TREATED like a crack addict on the street, and immediately dropped as a patient with no recourse. They will literally and demeaningly scold you, openly argue with you, and expressly talk to you like a child. Newsflash to Alvarado's staff - regular, respectable people do not want to be treated that way.
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Dr. Alvarado and ALL of the excellent staff are very pleasant know me and are very understanding. I've seen him 8 yrs, wouldn't trust anyone else. He's with his staff to see, hear and be well informed about patient's. He answers all questions. His knowledge is sharp, and he's always attentive, concerned, and works very hard to help me keep my chronic pain manageable. I had the shingle virus he recommended injections and I was pain free. THANK U DR ALVARADO AND STAFF FOR EVERYTHING U DO EVERY
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Please be advised they are very rude at the Hwy 151 location with no resolution except she’s dropped and hang up on you from the same people who called you acting because I question his motives. I would never recommend him to anyone looking for help and not just a head count towards resolution. I was advised by his former PA that she was not getting enough people through and that she would probably be fired.(she is no longer there)??
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I have been a patient of Dr. Alvarado for going on three years now. He is outstanding in many respects. His skill, knowledge, and abilities are second to none. He has always been very attentive, concerned, and works very hard to put together an excellent care plan. Very recently, I had a tragic family matter and needed to get to Indiana ASAP. Within 3 hours, I called, secured an immediate appointment, and was on my way. You will be very hard pressed to find a more caring and concerned Doctor.
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Great doctor and staff. Easy to get in with a referral. Ist lumbar epidural already working on the first day. Thanks very much!
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I called to set an appointment and they said they would call me back. I'm in so much pain an I wanted to see a doctor as soon as possible . No one ever return my call!!
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Dr. Sergio Alvarado and his staff entire staff, from the receptionists to his very caring Assistant Ms. Roy, are some of the most genuine and highly trained people you'll find in this area of practice. In fact, Dr. Alvarado was referred by one of the best Interventional Radiologists in San Antonio. They're exceedingly knowledgeable and are empathetic to your concerns; all treatment plans are discussed in great detail. Since I'm moving to another state I'll sorely miss them all. RPC
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Surprised seeing so many great reviews. I felt the doctor was rushed seeing me and that in itself was ok, but when I saw Medicare was billed $900+ for this visit...the other 2 specialists I recently saw spent much more time with me and charged 1/3 the amount. Then the procedure of the injection without sedation (my choice) and the bill was almost $5k. The entire visit for this was 10 minutes! Now, Medicare didn't pay him anything close, but I feel this is very dishonest. Won't be back.
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Dr. Sergio Alvarado is the most honety and trustworthy individual you may want as your doctor. He has helped with some of my worst problems. Dr. Alvarado alsways wants honest from his patients and I would not have it any other way. His procedures have helped me with the majority of my walking. he is the best.
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Biography

Dr. Sergio Alvarado, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Antonio, TX. He specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

University Tx Med School San Antonio
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Sergio Alvarado, MD

Sergio Alvarado, MD3903 Wiseman Blvd Ste 311 San Antonio, TX 78251
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