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“I work to establish good communication with our patients and their family members.”

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Dr. Maria Charlotte Alvarez joined Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center Family Medicine in 2013. She provides complete family health care for all ages in the Northwoods.

“I am very happy to be part of Family Medicine at Minocqua Center. It offers diverse medical challenges,” Dr. Alvarez said. “I have many years of experience treating patients of many different cultures and backgrounds.”

Dr. Alvarez received her medical degree from the Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in the Philippines. She conducted her clinical internship at Chinese General Hospital, also in the Philippines, and then completed her internship and residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso, Texas. She went on to achieve her master’s degree in business administration in health care through Regis University in Colorado.

Dr. Alvarez is board certified, and a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a member of the American Medical Association as well as the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Alvarez says she has simple interest like reading about the world, economics, medicine, fiction, mystery, sci-fi, fantasy and children’s books. Most of all, she enjoys reading Japanese manga.

“I also like to watch Japanese anime and Korean drama, and I love listening to all kinds of music,” she said.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Quezon City, , Philippines, M.D. 1993

    Residency
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, TX, United States, Family Medicine 1999

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Family Physicians American College of Healthcare Executives American Medical Association

    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine: 1999, recertified 2006

    State Licenses
    California Indiana Michigan Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (165 ratings, 30 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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January 26, 2021
I have already recommended her to others.
January 26, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is the BEST dr. I have ever had!
March 30, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Alvarez to some of my friends but of course now it is harder to get an appointment with her.
April 27, 2021
Doctor was very caring & attentive. Knowledgeable & professional -
June 8, 2021
Dr. Maria Alvarez is a wonderful & caring doctor. My husband and I are glad to be in her care!
July 13, 2021
Dr. M. Alvarez is awesome!
July 20, 2021
I'm not much help - but everything was perfect.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is wonderful. Very thorough, listens to concerns & includes you in all options re: Care.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Alvarez's concern for me as her patient is extraordinary & commendable.
September 13, 2021
Explanation of a few questions about my health and my options was very clear.
September 14, 2021
She is excellent.
September 16, 2021
Excellent care all around. Thank you very much.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Maria Alvarez is the finest doctor we have ever had. She is wonderful on all accounts.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is an outstanding, intelligent and caring physician. The best we've ever had!
November 2, 2021
All are excellent.
February 8, 2022
Overall Dr. Maria Alvarez is professional & courteous. She makes recommendations and is not "pushy" about it. In the end it is up to the patient. She allows you that freedom to make your own decisions.
February 25, 2022
Dr. Maria Alvarez MD was very caring and listened to my problems & concerns, very pleased with doctors & Marshfield Clinic of M_____.
March 1, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is awesome.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is always very thorough.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is the best!
May 24, 2022
Dr. Alvarez always presents options. Looks at every condition and _____.
June 23, 2021
Extremely busy that day all attendants and Dr. were in a rush. Test results were not back from the lab so they had to send them to me not real happy about that.
July 19, 2021
Everything was fine.
November 8, 2021
She's not taking any new patients when I did refer.
May 17, 2022
Likeable, smart not judgmental!
December 4, 2021
Provider seemed off! Early morning! Stressed out? Becoming a dr. that just writes prescriptions, communication, some what problematic. Handled my first bone density poorly. No discussion.
April 7, 2022
She seemed very cranky & rushed. Not a satisfying visit.
November 12, 2021
Doctor seemed hurried.
March 18, 2022
She was & always is in such a hurry. Pushed me off to specialist without discussing why. Was not satisfied at all. I have never felt so blown off before.
June 1, 2021
No rating given
Very good. Dr. Alvarez is the best!
June 1, 2021
No rating given
Very good. Dr. Alvarez is the best!
March 18, 2022
She was & always is in such a hurry. Pushed me off to specialist without discussing why. Was not satisfied at all. I have never felt so blown off before.
November 12, 2021
Doctor seemed hurried.
December 4, 2021
Provider seemed off! Early morning! Stressed out? Becoming a dr. that just writes prescriptions, communication, some what problematic. Handled my first bone density poorly. No discussion.
April 7, 2022
She seemed very cranky & rushed. Not a satisfying visit.
June 23, 2021
Extremely busy that day all attendants and Dr. were in a rush. Test results were not back from the lab so they had to send them to me not real happy about that.
July 19, 2021
Everything was fine.
November 8, 2021
She's not taking any new patients when I did refer.
May 17, 2022
Likeable, smart not judgmental!
January 26, 2021
I have already recommended her to others.
January 26, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is the BEST dr. I have ever had!
March 30, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Alvarez to some of my friends but of course now it is harder to get an appointment with her.
April 27, 2021
Doctor was very caring & attentive. Knowledgeable & professional -
June 8, 2021
Dr. Maria Alvarez is a wonderful & caring doctor. My husband and I are glad to be in her care!
July 13, 2021
Dr. M. Alvarez is awesome!
July 20, 2021
I'm not much help - but everything was perfect.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is wonderful. Very thorough, listens to concerns & includes you in all options re: Care.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Alvarez's concern for me as her patient is extraordinary & commendable.
September 13, 2021
Explanation of a few questions about my health and my options was very clear.
September 14, 2021
She is excellent.
September 16, 2021
Excellent care all around. Thank you very much.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Maria Alvarez is the finest doctor we have ever had. She is wonderful on all accounts.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is an outstanding, intelligent and caring physician. The best we've ever had!
November 2, 2021
All are excellent.
February 8, 2022
Overall Dr. Maria Alvarez is professional & courteous. She makes recommendations and is not "pushy" about it. In the end it is up to the patient. She allows you that freedom to make your own decisions.
February 25, 2022
Dr. Maria Alvarez MD was very caring and listened to my problems & concerns, very pleased with doctors & Marshfield Clinic of M_____.
March 1, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is awesome.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is always very thorough.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is the best!
May 24, 2022
Dr. Alvarez always presents options. Looks at every condition and _____.
January 26, 2021
I have already recommended her to others.
January 26, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is the BEST dr. I have ever had!
March 30, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Alvarez to some of my friends but of course now it is harder to get an appointment with her.
April 27, 2021
Doctor was very caring & attentive. Knowledgeable & professional -
June 1, 2021
No rating given
Very good. Dr. Alvarez is the best!
June 8, 2021
Dr. Maria Alvarez is a wonderful & caring doctor. My husband and I are glad to be in her care!
June 23, 2021
Extremely busy that day all attendants and Dr. were in a rush. Test results were not back from the lab so they had to send them to me not real happy about that.
July 13, 2021
Dr. M. Alvarez is awesome!
July 19, 2021
Everything was fine.
July 20, 2021
I'm not much help - but everything was perfect.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is wonderful. Very thorough, listens to concerns & includes you in all options re: Care.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Alvarez's concern for me as her patient is extraordinary & commendable.
September 13, 2021
Explanation of a few questions about my health and my options was very clear.
September 14, 2021
She is excellent.
September 16, 2021
Excellent care all around. Thank you very much.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Maria Alvarez is the finest doctor we have ever had. She is wonderful on all accounts.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is an outstanding, intelligent and caring physician. The best we've ever had!
November 2, 2021
All are excellent.
November 8, 2021
She's not taking any new patients when I did refer.
November 12, 2021
Doctor seemed hurried.
December 4, 2021
Provider seemed off! Early morning! Stressed out? Becoming a dr. that just writes prescriptions, communication, some what problematic. Handled my first bone density poorly. No discussion.
February 8, 2022
Overall Dr. Maria Alvarez is professional & courteous. She makes recommendations and is not "pushy" about it. In the end it is up to the patient. She allows you that freedom to make your own decisions.
February 25, 2022
Dr. Maria Alvarez MD was very caring and listened to my problems & concerns, very pleased with doctors & Marshfield Clinic of M_____.
March 1, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is awesome.
March 18, 2022
She was & always is in such a hurry. Pushed me off to specialist without discussing why. Was not satisfied at all. I have never felt so blown off before.
April 7, 2022
She seemed very cranky & rushed. Not a satisfying visit.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is always very thorough.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is the best!
May 17, 2022
Likeable, smart not judgmental!
May 24, 2022
Dr. Alvarez always presents options. Looks at every condition and _____.
May 24, 2022
Dr. Alvarez always presents options. Looks at every condition and _____.
May 17, 2022
Likeable, smart not judgmental!
May 16, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is always very thorough.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is the best!
April 7, 2022
She seemed very cranky & rushed. Not a satisfying visit.
March 18, 2022
She was & always is in such a hurry. Pushed me off to specialist without discussing why. Was not satisfied at all. I have never felt so blown off before.
March 1, 2022
Dr. Alvarez is awesome.
February 25, 2022
Dr. Maria Alvarez MD was very caring and listened to my problems & concerns, very pleased with doctors & Marshfield Clinic of M_____.
February 8, 2022
Overall Dr. Maria Alvarez is professional & courteous. She makes recommendations and is not "pushy" about it. In the end it is up to the patient. She allows you that freedom to make your own decisions.
December 4, 2021
Provider seemed off! Early morning! Stressed out? Becoming a dr. that just writes prescriptions, communication, some what problematic. Handled my first bone density poorly. No discussion.
November 12, 2021
Doctor seemed hurried.
November 8, 2021
She's not taking any new patients when I did refer.
November 2, 2021
All are excellent.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is an outstanding, intelligent and caring physician. The best we've ever had!
November 2, 2021
Dr. Maria Alvarez is the finest doctor we have ever had. She is wonderful on all accounts.
September 16, 2021
Excellent care all around. Thank you very much.
September 14, 2021
She is excellent.
September 13, 2021
Explanation of a few questions about my health and my options was very clear.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is wonderful. Very thorough, listens to concerns & includes you in all options re: Care.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Alvarez's concern for me as her patient is extraordinary & commendable.
July 20, 2021
I'm not much help - but everything was perfect.
July 19, 2021
Everything was fine.
July 13, 2021
Dr. M. Alvarez is awesome!
June 23, 2021
Extremely busy that day all attendants and Dr. were in a rush. Test results were not back from the lab so they had to send them to me not real happy about that.
June 8, 2021
Dr. Maria Alvarez is a wonderful & caring doctor. My husband and I are glad to be in her care!
June 1, 2021
No rating given
Very good. Dr. Alvarez is the best!
April 27, 2021
Doctor was very caring & attentive. Knowledgeable & professional -
March 30, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Alvarez to some of my friends but of course now it is harder to get an appointment with her.
January 26, 2021
I have already recommended her to others.
January 26, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is the BEST dr. I have ever had!

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