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Dr. Allen Alvarez works with a simple guiding mission – help others live a good and healthy life. His practice is unique because he is a board certified general surgeon fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery; he brings his advanced laparoscopic skills to bariatric surgery. Because of his extensive experience Dr. Allen Alvarez is known for teaching other fellows and surgeons advanced laparoscopy. His instructional skills extend geographically, providing national training in the sub-specialty, DaVinci Robotic surgery. His unique education and training is extremely well rounded. His career began very early as a paramedic; where he made runs as an emergency care provider. This was followed with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of the Incarnate Word. His degree allowed him to gain real patient care experience as a registered nurse in emergency rooms in various hospital systems across the country. Some locations included San Antonio, Honolulu, Maui, Miami and, his home, Brownsville, Texas. His medical school...
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Margaretville, NY – Dr. Paul Llobet, Margaret Hospital’s medical director, became the critical-access hospital’s executive director. He replaces Sandra Horan, who held the position since 2010 in addition to being the chief nursing officer of Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley. Horan remains as CNO and adds management oversight of Health Alliance Mental Health Services, Health Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer David Scarpino said in announcing the change. Margaretville Hospital’s new medical director will be announced shortly. Llobet’s new leadership position includes responsibilities for Margaretville Hospital’s day-to-day operations. “He will carry out his work in concert with the overall direction of the HealthAlliance healthcare system as part of the HealthAlliance Executive Cabinet,” Scarpino said. Llobet, board certified in internal medicine, has been with Margaretville Hospital since September 2010. He started out as the emergency room director before becoming the medical director in 2012. He also runs a private general medicine practice with his wife, Dr. Holly Llobet, who is...
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