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Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
4.0 (34)
Map Pin Small Chattanooga, TN
Accepting new patients
43 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD

Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 43 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and is affiliated with Adventhealth Murray, Erlanger Baroness Hospital and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Alvarez an average 4.0 star rating.

Dr. Alvarez works at Practice in Chattanooga, TN. They frequently treat conditions like Ankle Sprains and Strains along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Cigna and Humana as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Alvarez's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Bone Health Clinic - Erlanger Medical Mall
    979 E 3rd St Ste C225, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (423) 778-6784
  2. 2
    Univ. Surgical Associates LLC
    979 E 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (423) 624-6584
  3. 3
    Erlanger Medical Center
    975 E 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (423) 624-6584

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Adventhealth Murray
  • Erlanger Baroness Hospital
  • Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Bunion Surgery
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Hammer Toe Repair
Limb Pain
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendon Contracture
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Impingement
Bunion
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Difficulty With Walking
Fibular Fracture
Foot Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Gout
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Hammer Toe
Heel Spur
Joint Pain
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Plantar Fasciitis
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tenosynovitis
Tibial Fracture
Ankle Arthroscopy
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Peripheral Nerve Block
Somatic Nerve Block
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
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Avascular Necrosis
Back Pain
Broken Arm
Bunionette
Bursitis
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Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Femoral Neck Fracture
Femur Fracture
Foot Sprain
Ganglion Cyst
Herniated Disc
Hip Fracture
Humerus Fracture
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Knee Fracture
Knee Sprain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lupus
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Morton's Neuroma
Muscle Cramping
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Sacral Fracture
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sever's Disease
Shoulder Fracture
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stress Fracture of Foot
Systemic Sclerosis
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Wrist Fracture
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Arthrocentesis
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Excision of Ganglion
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot Fracture Treatment Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Joint Drainage
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Neuroplasty
Periacetabular Osteotomy
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Steroid Injection
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    About Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 43 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1417922618
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    Dr. Richard Alvarez, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Alvarez is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Alvarez has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Alvarez has seen patients for Ankle Sprains and Strains, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Alvarez on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    34 patients have reviewed Dr. Alvarez. The overall rating for this provider is 4.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Alvarez.

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