Alberto Chavira, MD, a Cardiologist in private practice

Get to know Cardiologist Dr. Alberto Chavira, who serves patients in San Marcos, California.

Dr. Chavira is a board-certified, accomplished cardiologist with more than 40 years of medical experience. 20 of those years he practiced interventional cardiology (treating patients in shock, performing angioplasties, inserting pacemakers, etc.). He now helps men and women improve their heart health, boost overall wellness, and prevent heart complications at his private practice in San Marcos, California.

Fluent in both Spanish and English, Dr. Chavira is known for his friendly bedside manner, caring nature, and prompt service. He is strongly committed to providing exhaustive and comprehensive medical treatments of heart disease before advising the patient to undergo a variety of invasive procedures (angioplasties, ICD’s, ablations, etc.). He offers a range of effective and personalized treatment methods, such as nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, medications, and neurohormonal therapy. 

A demonstrator of recognizable success, the doctor is highly experienced in performing blood work, cardiomyopathy, spirometry, pacemaker checkups, leg venous Doppler, and more. He treats an array of heart conditions from arrhythmia to congestive heart failure.

A 1972 graduate of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Chavira initially trained as a primary care physician in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After 8 years of being a primary care physician, he returned to complete his residency in internal medicine at the Texas Tech University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He then went on to complete his fellowship in cardiology at Kaiser Sunset Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. 

Attributing his success to reading everyday and working hard to provide the best care he can for his patients, Dr. Chavira was the medical director of a large network of community clinics, first in Albuquerque, New Mexico, then in El Paso, Texas. It was in this setting that he developed his strong commitment to not only treat diseases, but also to provide preventive care and to help improve patients’ overall health. With this in mind, he established a “Médicos del Pueblo,” a medical corporation to recruit and employ physicians to work in the clinics he supervised.

Among his noteworthy accomplishments, he is board-certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a member of the San Diego County Medical Society.

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart, as well as some parts of the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess, and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Chavira spends much of his spare time recruiting volunteers and offering his medical expertise to underserved populations. He established MDP Medical Services Inc. to help him accomplish his humanitarian efforts and assist those in need.

Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his grown children and his grandchildren. His principal hobby is reading on many subjects not related to medicine. He also bikes, swims, and works out in the gym as often as possible.

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