Dr. Vanessa Alvarez, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Female • Age 50
  
Dr. Alvarez

Lovelace Medical Group Plastic Surgery

500 Walter St Ne Ste 501 Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Dr. Vanessa Alvarez, MD is a Pulmonologist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alvarez has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in her area. She graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1997. She is not accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alvarez to book an appointment.


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Dr. Alvarez accepts the following insurance:

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

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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 93% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Sleep Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Sleep Apnea more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of their peers

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

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Asthma more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of their peers

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

Pulmonary Function Test
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Interstitial Lung Disease more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 98% of their peers

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

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Asthma more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Shortness of Breath
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Shortness of Breath more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

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Dr. Alvarez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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One of the worst doctors I have ever had. Staff kept getting things wrong and were rude and unhelpful. The doctor could not manage her time or cases properly and was argumentative and nasty instead of being respectful of the patient. She belongs in clinical research where there is little need to interact with patients. Every visit was a nightmare and she and her office are complete Neanderthals when it comes to accommodating the disabled! GO ELSEWHERE.
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Biography

Dr. Vanessa Alvarez, MD is a Pulmonologist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alvarez has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than oth...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1997
New York Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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Lovelace Medical Group Plastic Surgery

Critical Care & Pulmonology Clinic500 Walter St Ne Ste 501 Albuquerque, NM 87102
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