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Stephen P. Alvarado, MD

Primary Care, General Pediatrics

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Primary Care, General Pediatrics
Conditions treated
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LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Alvarado's Locations

less than  km
from 
LVPG Pediatrics–Fogelsville

1431 Nursery Street
Suite 102
Fogelsville, PA 18051-1612
United States

Conditions Dr. Alvarado Treats

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma in Children
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Constipation
  • Croup
  • Fifth Disease
  • Growth Problems
  • Infant Reflux
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Nightmares and Night Terrors
  • Obesity
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Puberty Problems
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Ringworm
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Temper Tantrums
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Warts
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Services Dr. Alvarado Offers

About Dr. Alvarado

Philosophy of care

Without a doubt my philosophy centers around listening to the parents and addressing their concerns. Whether it's a health or development issue, parents know their child better than anyone and often will be the first to notice something wrong with their child. Therefore, giving the parents an opportunity to present their concerns is of paramount importance. I also strongly believe in practicing evidence-based medicine and that immunizations are life-saving interventions recommended for all children.

Why I entered medicine

I come from a family of physicians, so I had been exposed to medicine for a long time. It wasn't until after I graduated college when I decided that medicine would be, for me, the best opportunity to combine public service and lifelong learning. I believe that physicians serve an important public need and wanted to be able to serve my community by helping children stay healthy.

Community involvement

Having recently relocated to the Lehigh Valley from Florida, I am still getting to know the area and as such have not delved into any significant charity/community service yet. I try to be active in my church and my kids' school as much as possible.

Personal interests

I enjoy sports, particularly baseball; reading, particularly non-fiction; and spending time with my family, particularly my wife and my twins.

Education

Undergraduate
Haverford College, BA - Political Science, 1988

Medical Training
SUNY at Stony Brook, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1997

Training

Residency 1997
Pediatrics, University Hospital

Residency 1998
Pediatrics, University Hospital

Residency 1999
Pediatrics, University Hospital

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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  1. Physician Communication Questions
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    2. Did this provider give you easy to understand information about your health questions and concerns?
    3. Did this provider listen carefully to you?
    4. Did this provider seem to know your medical history?
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