Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Independent practitioner Advocate Medical Group provider

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Locations

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1S260 Summit Avenue

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Office: 847-318-9330

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Primary location

1675 Dempster Street

3rd Floor

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Office: 847-723-7700

Fax: 847-723-9418

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3232 Lake Avenue

2nd Floor

Wilmette, IL 60091

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Office: 847-318-9330

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701 Biesterfield Road

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Office: 847-437-5500

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Meet Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez, MD

About me

Credentials

Education

  • Fellowship: New York Medical College
  • Residency: Metropolitan Hospital Center
  • Internship: Metropolitan Hospital Center
  • Medical School: Facultad De Medincina De La Universidad De Barcelona

Board certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • SIHO PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 52 patient ratings.

Comments

July 9, 2020 10:07 AM

The visits are always the best and more than good with Doctor Esperanza Garcia.

July 9, 2020 10:07 AM

They are always the best and I would recommend this hospital 100% in my daughter's case it is the best and they have the best doctors.

May 18, 2020 2:06 PM

Dr. Garcia is always helpful and responds quickly. She does a great job of explaining my conditions and what the next steps are.

March 9, 2020 11:49 AM

On the following up apt. they canceled me because I was late with 15 min. due to weather conditions. But when I have to wait for appt. 15 min. I have to be OK with that. Also I had to see nurse practitioner instead of the doctor which my insurance is paying for! I left diaper for sample (test) as the doctor order in the first visit but no one call me for result/at the time when they cancelled me/so it seems they work just to charge insurances. I would not recommend that office!

December 21, 2019 9:14 AM

Thank you Dr. Garcia Alvarez for helping my son. We did not know he had C Diff and he is responding to medication. Thank you so much.

November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

There was no receptionist which caused confusion. The doctor was good & concerned & I spoke to the level that my daughter understood.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Garcia is an exceptional doctor.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Our experience with this provider was excellent. Everyone in the office was friendly and talked to my daughter in a child friendly way.

March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Esperanza Garcia Alvarez is very good person. Always smiling, answers questions. She has very good connections with children.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Esperanza Garcia is very kind and they attended to my son very well I will continue visiting the doctor according to my son's results but she seemed like a good doctor to me.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr Garcia. She's extremely nice and thoughtful. Very genuine. Best doctor I've ever met.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

I appreciate her understanding in my reasons of declining an endoscopy/biopsy for my 5 year old and continuing to have us as her patient for Celiac's

November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Garcia-Alverez has a great demeanor with both children and parents. She provides good explanations and outlines a road map for recovery & treatment. I was relieved to have her as a dr. for my child b/c she is very knowledgeable.

October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Garcia-Alvarez is the nicest doctor I've ever visited!!! The receptionist are great too!! I wish they could teach my child's pediatrician reception staff how to talk to people.

September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

We Loved Dr. Garcia, She was very thoughtful, knowledgeable, and kind. Very great doctor

July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Garcia-Alvarez is judgmental, snarky, and not a good listener or explainer. In fact, I was very disappointed and surprised at her behavior as I, to this pt. have had positive experiences with Lutheran General docs. She is dismissive to parents' concerns and just ready to write a script or pass work & patients on to her nurse practitioner.

May 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Garcia - Alvarez is a caring, hurting physician I loved how she interacted w/my son. She really listened to me as I voiced my concerns. She eased my worries too!

May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Garcia is the best! So compassionate. She takes the time needed.

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