It is very important to have one doctor who knows all your medical history. Many people have complicated problems that require specialists, but still need one physician who can help coordinate your health care needs.
Another advantage of choosing a Family Physician is that when several members of the same family are sick, they can all be evaluated and treated at the same time. There is no hassle of trying to arrange appointments with three or four physicians. Dr Luis Alvarez M.D. treats patients of all ages. He treats acute and chronic problems and is on staff at West Boca Medical Center.
Specialists play an important role in your health care.
In fact, many people see several specialists.
It essential to have a primary care doctor help you manage all of yourmedical issues. A doctor that knows you, your problems and your medications.
For example, your ophthalmologist can take excellent care of your eyes; but if you have a question about your high blood pressure medicine or about an influenza vaccine, it is not their area of expertise.
It is the job of you primary doctor to help you manage your health.
Dr. Luis Alvarez works in close partnership with his sister Dr. Sandra Alvarez. Both physicians see all ages of patients and if one doctor is unavailable the other is happy to accomodate your needs.