Choosing a Primary Care Doctor or Primary Care Provider [PCP] is one of the most important choices you can make. You have a choice when it comes to health care and choosing the best physician in Portland, Oregon. Your Primary Care Physician is your source for treatment of any chronic medical condition and urgent health issues. In addition, your PCP is your RESOURCE for specialty care – overseeing your visits with specialists /consultants to ensure you are an informed consumer. Most importantly, your PCP is your guide on the path of wellness and prevention of disease.
I am aware many of you are informed consumers and you take advantage of all your health care dollars can offer for treatment and prevention of disease.
Together we will explore when indicated, what other professional may be able to partner with us on your wellness goals.
This may include bot not limited to:
Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Specialists in Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Life Coaching, Chiropractic, and Herbal medicine.
With all of these options the common goal is keeping you well, and moving you toward being the best you can be.
These other professionals are our partners; they will guide you and I on the pathway.
Whether you already have your team or are ready to assemble your partners in wellness as your primary care doctor I am ready to help navigate you.
– Kathy Alvarez, MD
Dr. Alvarez IS currently taking new patients. We provide care for most primary care preventative and chronic medical conditions, excluding prenatal care, obstetrics, and infant exams.
Referral to Specialist
In some situations, Dr. Alvarez may find that you would be best served by referral to a specialist in a given field; examples of these situations would be ongoing chronic pain management with narcotic treatment and workman’s compensation cases. Please call for clarification if needed.
Wellness and preventive services- We do not do in house blood draw (e.g. Laboratory referral for routine cholesterol panel and any other indicated lab testing, Pap smears, Immunization consultation- limited immunizations available, referral for colonoscopy when indicated and mammogram referral)
Questions and Comments
You will find how to register for the portal if you go to the top of the website under “schedule an appointment”, in the middle of the page will see the Patient Portal, here you will be able to register or login. If you need help with scheduling an appointment please call during our office hours, or leave a message if we are closed and some one will get back with you on our next working day.