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Paul Alvord, MD

Dr. Alvord is a general surgeon in the San Diego area. He is affiliated with Sharp Coronado Hospital and Hlthcr Center and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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366 doctors
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365 doctors
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182 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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102 doctors
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102 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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33 doctors
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34 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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96 doctors
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96 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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61 doctors
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60 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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22 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw liver cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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5 doctors
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4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw stomach cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more ventral hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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64 doctors
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64 doctors
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31 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more breast cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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38 doctors
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38 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more colon cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Alvord saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw pancreatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more appendicitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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179 doctors
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178 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw rectal cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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54 doctors
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53 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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384 doctors
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384 doctors
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192 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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368 doctors
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368 doctors
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184 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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49 doctors
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48 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more diverticulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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82 doctors
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81 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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243 doctors
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242 doctors
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121 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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427 doctors
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428 doctors
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213 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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68 doctors
Top 15%
69 doctors
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34 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw sebaceous cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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186 doctors
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187 doctors
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93 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw birth defects patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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162 doctors
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162 doctors
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81 doctors
Dr. Alvord saw coronary artery disease (CAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Alvord’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Alvord 5%
Predicted for his patients 20%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Alvord’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Alvord’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Alvord’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Alvord’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Alvord’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
60%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Alvord’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Alvord’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Alvord’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Alvord’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Alvord’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
77%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Alvord’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Alvord’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Alvord’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Alvord’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Alvord sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

San Diego Endoscopy Center
4033 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
2,240 miles away

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Credentials
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1997

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Alvord is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Sharp Coronado Hospital and Hlthcr Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield