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Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD

Gastroenterology* Age 37
Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD
5.0 (3 Ratings)

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Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tacoma, WA.
Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD
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Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD

Gastroenterology* Age 37
Tacoma, WA
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tacoma, WA.

About

Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tacoma, WA. They graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico and completed a residency at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL. They currently practice at Franciscan Digestive Care Associates - Pearl Place and are affiliated with St. Clare Hospital. Dr. Urbina-Alvarez has experience treating conditions like Constipation, Gastroptosis and Anal or Rectal Pain among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Urbina-Alvarez received an average rating of 5.0/5 from patients and has been reviewed 3 times. Their office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments. Dr. Urbina-Alvarez also speaks Spanish. Dr. Urbina-Alvarez is board certified in Gastroenterology and accepts multiple insurance plans.

Offers Telehealth

This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule.

Explains Conditions Well

Patients said this doctor explains conditions well.

Locations

  1. 1 Franciscan Digestive Care Associates - Pearl Place
    6002 Westgate Blvd Ste 230, Tacoma, WA 98406

Experience and Background Check

Constipation
Gastroptosis
Anal or Rectal Pain
Constipation
Gastroptosis
Anal or Rectal Pain
Abdominal Pain
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Hemorrhoids
Nausea
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Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Dysphagia
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Vomiting Disorders
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Anemia
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Barrett's Esophagus
Chronic Gastritis
Cirrhosis
Colorectal Polyp
Congenital Anomaly Esophagus
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Crohn's Disease
Dehydration
Diarrhea
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Esophageal Varices
Esophagitis
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Gallstones
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastric Ulcer
Gastritis
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastroparesis
Heartburn
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Diverticulitis
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Ulcer
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Reflux Esophagitis
Retroperitoneum Cancer
Unexplained Weight Loss
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Duodenal Polypectomy
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Manometry
Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy
Acute Gastritis
All Types of Food Poisoning
Ascites
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Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bile Duct Obstruction
Biliary Cirrhosis
Bowel Strangulation
Celiac Disease
Cholangitis
Copper Metabolism Disorders
Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis
Duodenal Cancer
Duodenal Ulcer
Duodenitis
Dysentery
Enteritis
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Ulcer
Food Allergy
Food Poisoning
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Giardiasis
Hemochromatosis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hernia
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Hiatal Hernia
Indigestion
Infectious Diarrheal Disease
Lactose Intolerance
Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
Malnutrition
Mesenteric Panniculitis
Non-Neonatal Jaundice
Pancreatitis
Peptic Ulcer
Potassium Deficiency
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Proctoptosis
Pyloric Stenosis
Rectal Prolapse
Rectal Ulcer
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Sclerosing Mesenteritis
Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
Splenomegaly
Stomach Stenosis
Ulcerative Colitis
Upper Digestive Tract Cancer
Viral Enteritis
Viral Hepatitis
Vitamin_Deficiency
Anoscopy
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Biliary Drainage
Colon Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Gallbladder Scan
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Impedance Testing
Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Liver Biopsy
Liver Function Test
pH Probe
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Screening Colonoscopy
Ultrasound
VAP Lipid Testing
Wireless pH Testing

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Feb 04, 2024
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  • MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy
  • Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD, is a gastroenterologist who is skilled in all areas of adult general gastroenterology. He believes communication and compassion are the keys to establishing a successful and trustful relationship with patients. As a colleague, he promotes an interdisciplinary approach to patient care in order to achieve the mutual goal of creating a positive impact on patients' lives. Dr. Urbina-Alvarez is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Outside of work, Dr. Urbina-Alvarez enjoys hiking, traveling, bicycling and playing tennis.

Care Philosophy
Biography
  • Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tacoma, WA. He specializes in Gastroenterology.
Biography
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Languages Spoken
Specialties*
Gastroenterology
Specialties*
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Education

Medical Education

Medical Education
  • Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
Board Certifications
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Residency

Residency Hospital
  • John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • John. H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Urbina-Alvarez's profile.

Dr. Urbina-Alvarez frequently treats the following conditions: Constipation, Gastroptosis and Anal or Rectal Pain. See more on Sharecare.

Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD is affiliated with St. Clare Hospital.

Yes, Dr. Alan Urbina-Alvarez, MD holds board certification in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Clare Hospital

    11315 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA

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