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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr

Preventive Medicine
San Antonio, TX
41 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
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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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

1.9K Answers
174 Agrees
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
NoClinicalTrial Data: Good question but no clinical trial data exists. Merck, who did all the work to develop the vaccine, did the only clinical trial to date which compare... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Very Unlikely: Vitamins (plentiful in all kinds of foods ; thus humans have not maintained every gene needed to make each from scratch), needed in only trace amounts... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Feeling Your Pulse: The movement of heart pulsations do extend into the upper abdomen, esp. Slender people. However, most likely you are feeling the abdominal aorta, typi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
OnlyWithClinicalData: Likely alterations in human microbiome, immune function and/or foods choices, would make a difference. However, the only methods which have been clini... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Many Possibilities: Include anxiety, lung, heart, blood & continuous split second complex integrated (subconscious) mind/brain control of all these functions, the lis... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Ignore: Where do blood sugar molecules come from if eating healthy food choices (<1/2 carbs>1/2 fat/protein).
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
C/W referred pain: From description, likely your mind's interpretation of bladder distention in the locations your mind perceives the bladder tissue stretching to b... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Ignore: Waiting for symptoms which an angiogram, much less stress-test, can detect is common ; very foolish.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
To: To ↑ body wt, one must eat more mass than removed from body. Calories have no mass thus wrong issue.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Focus: Focus on key controls: total peripheral arteriolar resistance versus heart output; volume/min.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
CellsBehaviorComplex: Cells, literally fat (membranes) organized water droplets are complex entities still only partially understood. Neutrophils=typically the dominant of ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Called Menorrhagia: Menorrhagia = ↑ed duration ;/or severity menses. Many possibilities, including increased thickness/growth of the uterine lining, uterine polyps, early... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
No, Neg Energy?: A calorie is a unit of energy, measured by using it to warm water within a calorimeter. Since calories refer to a unit of energy, a tiny unit of energ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
No, Internal Control: Bp: a result of cardiac output vs. Average resistance of the 20, 000 to 30, 000 end arteries (arterioles) which determine blood flow to each capillary... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
StopEating esp Carbs: We are constantly tearing down our body, so loosing weight quite easy. But people pretend they do not have to do the obvious, instead preferring (; wi... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Prob Not DES: While the stainless stent & DES coatings are foreign & rarely people have had immune problems seemingly related to a few of the drug binding coatings,... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
NoResearch, Answers: Deep breathing recommended by some, but the actual issue is relaxation, breathing, yoga, day dreaming (also called self-hypnosis), etc. Whatever works... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
NoneBestLearnReality: Despite all the commercials, they are not selling health but convenience ; reduced quantities, for a price! none of them have done large clinical tria... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Vitamin D3 critical: Vitamin d3 is critical for both calcium absorption from intestines, both food ; any supplements (food better) in western countries, low vitamin d3 con... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
?, Check Albumen: Accurately measuring body water is a bit difficult; ? The value; it would correspond to significant body fat. Blood pressure, ~25 mmhg capillary inlet... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Marketing of Magic: Why so many diets? Because few actually work, most just marketing. Vitamins are single molecules, plentiful in the vast majority of foods (not process... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Does: Does anyone live long ; win in a culture of blame ; fault? Or does most everyone loose? Big time!
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Chameleons vs Static: Humans change status. 2 issues: (1) like most medical tests, only issues present at moment of the test show; not previous or future issues. (2) the ra... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
ManyVariablesDepends: For a crude guide, check https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/body_mass_index. Compared to average us citizen, you are slender ; that tends to correlate with... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
None! CanDestroyLife: Depression is primarily a human spirit/mind issue: though brain commonly treated. As embodied souls connected to our minds ; using our complex+fragile... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Docs can only Guess: Pain in a muscle probably relates to use & fact that all muscles, during contraction, block their own blood flow. With more contraction than relaxatio... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Not likely-Who Knows: Whey is just a byproduct of cheese production, something else to sell by promoting customer illusions. Most evidence is that humans are adapted to per... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
↑ed Complications: Diabetes mellitus = elevated blood (& extracellular) glucose. Glucose permeates the cornea & binds water, the cornea becomes edematous, more prone to ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes & No ~ Who Knows: If still consuming all the elements within the spinach, not throwing any away, maybe ok; essentially partial pre-digestion. On the other hand, we are ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Careful, AllRelative: Drugs are just tools, very refined/simplified to ↓ complexity (can't simplify the person, just some tools so as to ↓complexity, a little). The fa... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Not Reliable & Yes: Clubbing occurs both as a genetic variant & is ↑ed by chronic lung disease & ↓o2; however no way to know the basis just by its presence. Heart murmur ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Very Unlikely, Rare: Like all vitamins, Folic Acid is absorbed from many foods (e.g. See: sources: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/folic_acid), deficiency is rare & always d... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
OnlyBasics, YesMinor: There is no universal. Common issues are electrolytes (salts), liver related proteins, glucose, cr & BUN for estimating kidney function, cholesterol (... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Variables LargelyYes: More effective for destroying viruses is bleach. However, just soap & h20, esp if temp higher, will destroy both viruses & living cells, if time is lo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Practice Practice: White muscle fibers stronger contraction but fatigue more quickly. Red muscle fibers not as strong but much better endurance. For both, complex brain ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Too Many Variables: Yes muscle cells/tissue takes more energy to maintain than fat storage cells, however, powerfully depends on muscle, how used, how often, blood supply... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Local More Common: Nail bed injuries/hemorrhages are usually from local injuries, rarely endocarditis in which people routinely have chronic (a) low grade fever, (b) spl... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, could/would fit: Dm degrades both macrovascular (accelerates atherosclerosis) & microvascular blood supply to tissues & ↑ed sugar changes/interferes with the function ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
ABit; HDL IsNotChol.: But HDL are complex protein particles, 80-100 proteins/particle, which accept fat molecules from cells which need to export fat. The particle concentr... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
No one knows: Can anyone else know how you will feel? No way, vastly too many variables. Docs have no such god-like sophistication, despite any claims otherwise; th... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Largely Does Not: ↑ed BP increases perfusion pressure to most tissues. However, over time, via driving atherosclerosis, eventual plaque ruptures & clots, interferes wit... Read More

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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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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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