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David Earl Alvarado, MD

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Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Dr. David Alvarado notes the reason he gets up every morning is to help his patients eliminate their pain.

“It’s a team effort from both of us (as doctor and patient) and I strive for them to trust in me so that we can work together to improve their life,” he said.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Oregon State University, he completed his Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

A surgery internship at the University of Colorado at Anschutz followed. The University of Southern California served as the site for his anesthesiology residency and interventional pain management fellowship.

Dr. Alvarado was drawn to the pain management field through his desire to concisely target a specific point of anatomy or physiology without having to drastically alter the spot in order to improve someone’s life and functionality. “Any unknown pain condition that people don’t know how to treat, I want to see what I can do,” he said.

When approaching medication management as part of developing treatment plans, Dr. Alvarado tailors every aspect to each patient. “Pathology is immense and varies among patients,” he said. “I will do my utmost to help my patients to the best of my ability and constantly search out other solutions if needed.”

When looking toward the future of pain management, there are a number of treatments and technologies Dr. Alvarado is excited about to help his patients. Some of the methods include advancements in stem cells, IT pumps, future non-opiate medications, and dorsal root ganglion stimulation.

Away from the office, Dr. Alvarado may be found on the golf course, lifting weights, walking his chihuahua, and eating sushi.

Affiliations Denton
Education
  • Fellowship
  • USC University Hospital United States Los Angeles, CA 2019
  • Internship
  • University of Colorado Hospital United States Denver, CO 2014
  • Medical School
  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University United States Philadelphia, PA 2013
  • Residency
  • USC University Hospital United States Los Angeles, CA 2017
  • Undergraduate
  • Oregon State University United States Corvallis, OR 2007