Alvin J. Berlot, DO

Primary Care, Family Medicine

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Languages spoken

  • English


Philosophy of care

My philosophy has always been one that the great Sir William Osler, MD, (regarded as the father of modern medicine), once stated: “The good physician treats the disease, but the great physician treats the entire patient who has the disease.”

As an osteopathic physician, I am trained to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. So I don’t just treat a runny nose but go beyond that to wonder why you’re having a runny nose and ask the right questions to find out if anything else is going on in terms of your lifestyle or environment. That’s the essence of osteopathic medicine.

Why I entered medicine

I have always had a love for science and a desire to intervene and advocate for the health of others. It’s something that’s been with me as long as I can remember. While growing up, I was always impressed with the ability of our family physician to intervene during our illnesses, make us feel better and improve the lives of everyone around us.

Community involvement

I am an active participant the Navy and Marine Corps community, as a now-retired lieutenant commander in the Navy and a general medical officer with the Marines. During that point in my career, I lived in San Diego and was stationed there for a number of years. I was also a member of the Fleet Marine Force, which travels the western Pacific and is involved with overseas activities throughout Asia in places like the Philippines, Hong Kong, Korea and Australia.

I continue to help support the community and recreational service center in San Diego. It’s a place where Navy and Marine Corps personnel can go for relaxation and recreation while on leave. I am involved with things like purchasing table tennis equipment and supporting extracurricular activities.

Personal interests

I’m interested in artificial intelligence and its relationship to health care, and also collaborate with several other individuals who are involved with setting up neural networks and programming computers or other computational devices. We all have backgrounds in computer programming, which I studied on the side and through electives in college, and we’re creating many of the algorithms that are employed in artificial intelligence. We’ll see if our hobby becomes something more of an entrepreneurial business. I’m also interested in general health and fitness, and have completed marathons.


Medical Training
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 1984


Internship 1985
Doctor's Hospital


American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians - Family Medicine

Publications & Clinical Trials