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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr

Preventive Medicine
San Antonio, TX
43 years experience male

Locations

Milton E. Alvis, Jr., M.D., P.A.

San Antonio, TX

Address

8627 Cinnamon Creek Drive, San Antonio, TX, United States
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

United healthcare

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Specialist: Preventive, Non-Invasive & Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine, insight focused therapeutic medicine & Senior FAA Medical Examiner. Extensive mechanical & electrical engineering design & troubleshooting background. Former USAF pilot instructor in supersonic jet aircraft (awarded for outstanding performance & promoted to special assistant to the Wing Commander), worked part-time last 3.5 years of Medical School to avoid debt; yet still graduated in the top of medical school class. Elected president of the Tulane Resident's Association, 1984-5. Recruited for the position of Chief Resident, Tulane & subspeciality fellowships (nephrology, cardiology & pulmonary diseases) during Internal Medicine residency. I focus on helping clients understand, protect & restore health.

Specialties
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Preventive Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Cardiology

Integrative Medicine

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

1.5K Answers
144 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Orally? All digested: Biologic enzymes are primarily complex proteins, a tiny percentage of which utilize a particular vitamin (molecules present in the vast majority of fo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
No, but Xarelto will: aggravate; ↑duration before stopping. Xarelto inhibits clot formation & is Rxed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels,... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Source Presumptive: & visualized in mind. Imaging exams do Not show pain or origin. However, ovaries are cystic (eggs develop in & are shed from cysts) & if n... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
How about start with: your ideas on the topic, including, of course, that size routinely varies dramatically with situation & the amount of blood within the organ. Sinc... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Yes and No: Known, >7 decades, that atherosclerosis typically begins in later childhood, yet not symptomatic for decades. At age 28 should still be low risk. S... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
ArteriolarSizeValves: At all locations in body: nothing stays alive without blood flow in capillaries within few cell diameters. Heart moves blood: veins to arteries. Local... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Yes, yet patience +: gentle, watch response almost certainly the wisest option. Quick "fixes" are widely marketed and make lots of money for those selling them. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Yes ideally 6 months: due to varying individual delay before antibody biomarkers (on which the test rely) become reliable diagnostic indicators. (The image is a diagram... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Two Diff. Half-Lives: The issue, as in most treatments, is not just the half-life of the agent (rx, otc, food etc) but the larger issue of the half-life of the changes whic... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Absolutely because: the urinary bladder's role is to be a distensible bag which collapses to less than 5 cc yet able to expand to several hundred cc of urine. Calciu... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
↓BodyFatAvoidSteroid: Our bodies use fat to control & organize water (cell membranes, e.g cholesterol), fill in spaces & store energy in energy dense, non-water bin... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
WhiteBloodCells, not: "pus" cells. WBCs are the cancer & infection fighting cells of the body, 5 different classes as viewed under a microscope (such as in ur... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
A trend, yes because: all diverticuli=openings through the muscular wall of the colon through which colonic mucosal lining has been pushed by intracolonic pressure higher t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Diabetes = HighSugar: When healthy, we control blood glucose with great precision. The mechanisms are complex, only partially understood & involve multiple hormones: insuli... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Rec:: Focus more on memories and beliefs (especially hidden ones) than on brain function altering drugs.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Incorrect Concepts: Blood viscosity is primarily due to glycoprotein molecules protruding from the membranes of red blood cells producing resistance of RBCs to slide past... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
No, not sugar, study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6679417. There are no clinical trials proving any sweeteners, including stevia (a sugar), xylitol (a sug... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Yes, for Type 2 in: which hepatic gluconeogenesis ↑es BG after eating: the GlP-1 analogues ↓ secretion of glucagon after eating (most powerful) along with some ↑ in Beta ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Myth:: Myth: atherosclerosis symptoms may be hard to appreciate before heart attacks or strokes occur.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
PlaqueRupture ; Clot: Atherosclerosis, typical onset -age 7, yet asymptomatic for decades (arteries thicken ; enlarge; not narrow), ; eventual plaque rupture triggering blo... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
2 Different Issues: Pulmonary hypertension refers to increased blood pressures in the arteries from the right heart to the lung arterioles (arteriole size/degree-of-const... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
↑ed BP is a behavior: thus changes in the internal driver(s) of the behavior will likely change the behavior itself. Study https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/15774... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Yes because Estimate: Cholesterol=a molecule made by every animal cell; promoted as a way to guess at LDL particle concentrations (eating ↑estimate confusion). It is carrie... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Focus on ADs Drivers: Arterial disease normally stimulates arterial enlargement. Thus aneurysms (most commonly abdominal aorta, superior to the naval) are one complication.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Theory vs. Practice?: In theory, wholistic takes into account that health/disease is beyond body issues. As embodied souls connected to a mind, complex+fragile brain contro... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms are only after atherosclerosis is advanced. Best to do what works decades before symptoms.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
VLDL May Become LDL: Lipoproteins are complex particles (80-100 proteins/particle), carry thousands of fat molecules/particle (cholesterol, trigs, phospholipids, etc) in w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Gravity. Water is: filtered from the blood stream within the nasal tissues (thickened into mucous by addition of polysaccharides & proteins produced/secreted by nasa... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Depends on situation: Keeping clean with just soap & water once or more daily, keeping dry (bacteria cannot grow without water: all life is based on water & fat mol... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
No set time exists: Leukemia (a cancer in which certain white blood cells over reproduce healthy concentrations), like all forms of cancer, represents a failure of the pe... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Not likely. Constant: intestinal muscle waves of contraction, back & forth, called peristalsis, under both brain & local control, is what mixes the ~7 liters/day of... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
All perceptions&body: controls reside within the brain, look up & study: https://www.google.com/search?q=homonculous. Thus, while this sensation may reflect something y... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Marketing, Marketing: While dehydration may ↑ heart rate & palpitations, especially for those already demonstrating these behaviors, it is not a primary cause, only ano... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Several issues here:: Double product=highest systolic pressure times max heart rate, e.g 169 mmHg x 169 BPM = 28561. 170 BPM=not very high for age; predicted max near 190. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Any micro-tear: Since the concept of condoms is to act as a protective barrier, any use compromising efficacy, including microscopic tears, which allowed virus, bacte... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Of course Mild Acid: Vinegar is a mild/weak solution of acetic acid. Acid suppresses the growth of a variety of fungus ; bacteria. Several species of bacteria commonly gro... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Yes, isoelectric if: after the T-wave. Given that the T-wave is the heart muscle repolarization wave, most likely explanation=the dip is the terminal portion of the T-wave... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
All, no effect, Why?: Microwave, i.e. Higher frequency than radio but lower than infra-red waves, is just a way of heating mostly the water in food, from below the surface ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Common: BP numbers=: from a single heart beat systolic, another diastolic. Many BP gauges rather inaccurate. BP determined by momentary balance between heart output volume... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Nonsense. Health is: characterized by many degrees of adaptability; able to do lots of different things in a variety of different ways & remain successful at accomplis... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
2 different issues:: 1. Thyphoid (study: https://www.google.com/#q=typhoid) implies infection with Salmonella typhi (difficult to diagnose accurately, thus commonly a gues... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Rosuvastatin1st;then: Simva, atorva, prav, in this order of efficacy for both measured LDL nmo/l particle conc. (not cholesterol: made by every cell ; wrong issue) ; measur... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Complex; Descriptive: Like most diagnoses, hippocampus malformation, developmental venous abnormality = catch all labels for variations in anatomy, ; epilepsy for a behavio... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
The pink color=from: red blood cells in capillaries. If white, then less blood flow & this would be consistent with the tissue shrinking as blood flow is required to m... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Ovary a Cystic Organ: Eggs which mature each cycle are surrounded by follicular cells which support egg maturation and secrete water (from blood stream) into the space arou... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Few Clinical Trials: No good answers; trial ; error ; no well designed large clinical trials for specific benefits vs harm in adults to guide selection, such as with presc... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
No evidence safe or: evidence of any of benefit, only ads for sales. The key role of ubiquinone is within mitochondria. While taking additional can increase concentrations... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
MarketingNoSuchThing: Vitamins are all single molecules (look up on Google images) which are common in the vast majority of foods which humans have long eaten. Humans have ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Classic Addiction: You are observing classic signs of addiction: if you don't use the drug you feel worse. Study the book "the Compass of Pleasure". Your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Probably not good: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/interesterified_fat. Big known issues are Trans vs. Cis fats. Living creatures only create Cis-fats; industrial hydr... Read More
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Testimonials
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Well, I can usually go through a physician's answers in an hour or so but Dr. Alvis takes education to a whole new level. Each answer references further material where in depth knowledge of the prese...Read More
Nov 20, 2015
I enjoy and learn from Dr. Alvis' answers. He is thorough, exact, in what he has to offer both patients and colleagues alike, as both immediate, and relevant! Excellent bedside manner. And we are luck...Read More
May 15, 2013
Dr Alvis clearly is very knowledgable about preventive medicine & medicine in general. He provides an excellent public service on HealthTap. I recommend Dr. Alvis.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr Milton Alvis Jr thank-you for your very interesting reply which i will lok into and your professional advice generously shared also thanks for the time providing a...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the information and providing me more details on delta waves. I have a holter in 2 days to investigate this further. I appreciate your input and taking tim...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Charity Hospital & Medical Center of Louisiana at NO

Residency

Tulane Medical Center

Residency

Veterans Administration Hospital, NO Louisiana

Residency

Touro Infirmary, Tulane Affiliated Hospital

Awards

Vitals.com: Companionate Physician & Top 3% Physicians by National Patient Rating's Awards
RateMs.com: Best Rated Cardiologists, San Antonio, TX
Top Doctor, First Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, San Antonio, TX

Publications

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