John J. Alvarez, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

(90)

2833 Babcock Rd Ste 100

San Antonio, TX 78229

Open today 8 AM - 5 PM

Quick Facts

  • Virtual Telemedicine Visits Available, Call For Details
  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist
  • Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Performs Colonoscopies
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About John J. Alvarez, M.D.

He began his journey into medicine while pursuing his undergraduate degree. He had the opportunity to shadow internists at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, TX, and he was amazed by their ability to diagnose and treat complex diseases. After that experience, he felt there was no other career path that would be more satisfying than that of a physician. He chose gastroenterology because it requires a strong background in Internal Medicine as well as a surgical understanding of the human body.

Dr. Alvarez graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, followed by a Master’s degree in Public Health from the UT Houston School of Public Health. He next attended medical school at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Alvarez received specialty training at Baylor Scott & White, and he worked with an innovator and specialist in the field of endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). That training has helped him to establish himself as a gastroenterologist in San Antonio.

Although all aspects of gastrointestinal disease fascinate Dr. Alvarez, he is especially interested in pancreatic and biliary diseases. Because of his specialized training, Dr. Alvarez has the advantage of diagnosing and treating a wide range of pancreatic and biliary diseases. Endoscopic ultrasound is a great tool that allows him to view, evaluate, and biopsy organs and benign or malignant tumors, both within and outside of the gastrointestinal tract. The use of endoscopic ultrasound in combination with ERCP has decreased the need for ERCP as a diagnostic tool over time, thus minimizing the associated risk of performing this particular procedure.

When he’s not working, Dr. Alvarez enjoys many different types of exercise, including weight lifting, golf, basketball, tennis, snowboarding, and riding his mountain bike. He also likes to listen to live music.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Master of Public Health, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX
Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine San Antonio, TX
Internship, Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Fellowship, Gastroenterology Baylor Scott and White Health Central Texas, Killeen, TX

Memberships/Affiliations

Officer and member, Gastrointestinal Interest Group (2011-2012)
Vice President, Latino Medical Student Association(2009)
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American College of Gastroenterology
Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Reviews

Excellent doctor and very helpful staff!

P.P. Google

Dr Alvarez is very professional and provides excellent medical feedback.

J.O. Google

First visit Went super. From start to end.

K.H. Google

Highly professional effective medical care.

R.P. Google

Dr. Alvarez is always eagerly ready for his patients with the utmost professionalism. Dr. Alvarez is attentive to my needs and listens to me with care and confidence and makes sure that we have a good plan in place. And as difficult as it has been to work with the VA we still get through it together with a lot of patience on both sides. I’m grateful for him and the care he has provided me and will continue to. Thank you 🙏🏼

S.S. Google

90

Total Reviews

4.9

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