Meet The Staff

San Antonio Pain Relief Physicians

Dr.Ricardo Alvarado, MD

also known to his patients as “Dr. A”, earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2005. He remained at UTHSC in San Antonio for his post graduate residency training. Soon after completing three years of intensive surgical training, he entered and subsequently completed an Anesthesiology residency as well. Dr. A went on to complete a post residency fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at UTHSC at San Antonio, where he also earned additional advanced track training. Dr. Alvarado is bilingual in English and Spanish helping to ensure his patients know and understand their treatment plan. He specializes in the latest advanced interventional pain management techniques for chronic pain, including traditional fluoroscopic approaches, extensive training in advanced ultrasound guided interventional techniques, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulator placement, IV infusion therapies, as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal canal stenosis.

John A. Maddoux, PhD

Licensed Psychologist 

Dr. Maddoux earned is PhD in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.  Prior to graduation, he completed his predoctoral internship at the VA Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo, NY, where he completed training in general clinical psychology with an emphasis in health and pain psychology and addiction psychology.  He later completed an advanced fellowship in addiction psychology at the Dallas VA Medical Center.  Dr. Maddoux has worked with a variety of mental/behavioral health problems as well as chronic health and pain conditions, and has training in a variety of treatment modalities, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance-based strategies, and psychophysiological interventions.   In working with patients, he strives to help individuals identify their own strengths and resilience while building the skills needed to live their best lives given their circumstances.   Dr. Maddoux currently resides in Austin, Texas with his two dogs, Kathryn and Sebastien.

EMPLOYING COMPREHENSIVE AND COMPASSIONATE APPROACHES TO PATIENT CARE.

Dr. Alvarado specializes in the latest advanced interventional pain management techniques for chronic pain including:

Traditional fluoroscopic approaches.

Spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulator placement.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal canal stenosis.

Extensive training in advanced ultrasound guided interventional techniques.