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Rakesh Vishwanath Alva
Cone Health Medical Group

Rakesh Vishwanath Alva, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Pulmonology,
  • Sleep Medicine,
  • Critical Care Medicine,
  • Pulmonary Medicine
Patient Rating
4.8/5 (Based on 172 Reviews)
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Rakesh V. Alva, MD, FCCP, has been with LeBauer since moving to Greensboro in 2008. He holds four medical board certifications; those are in sleep medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.  

He has earned numerous awards throughout his career for both his medical expertise and his volunteer work. His research has been published in journals, books and abstracts throughout his career. He worked in South Carolina for four years before moving to Greensboro.

His hobbies include reading, running and tennis. His preferred distance is the half marathon.



Medical School

Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial


Jacobi Medical Ctr., Albert Einstein College of Med.


Montefiore Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Internal Medicine.


Provider Review Comments

November 29, 2021
November 25, 2021
Love my doctor does great
November 04, 2021
The nurse Haylee was such a joy she was funny caring and an amazing person overall
October 30, 2021
Overall very good. The doctor seemed engaged and interested in providing great care. Thorough and not rushed. I would gladly recommend *Dr. Alva.
October 17, 2021
Loved Dr. Alva. He was very kind and knowledgeable. He did not seem to be in a hurry.
October 17, 2021
Dr. Alva is an excellent and caring doctor.
October 17, 2021
Dr Alva consistently exhibits excellent education,caring attitude,pros and cons of treatment,plenty time with encouragement to ask questions. I always feel leaving there feeling that whatever time I spent there was absolutely worth it. He apologized as welll for delay.
October 14, 2021
My initial visit with Dr. Alva after Dr. McQuaid's departure. Dr. Alva was very professional, personable and aware of my history with the practice. Very easy to converse with and readily answered my questions and concerns. His expertise in both pulmonary and sleep apnea was very evident and appreciated. I feel very confident in having Dr. Alva as my pulmonologist and sleep apnea physician. Having a good patient relationship with Dr. Alva coupled with alternate 6 month visits with Tammy Parrett, NP, are very reassuring In my quest to manage my COPD and sleep apnea conditions! I am very thankful for the opportunity to be a patient of these physicians and the LeBauer Pulmonary practice!!!
October 09, 2021
Dr Alva was great He put me at ease and was very caring This was the best experience I have had since moving here 8 years ago
October 06, 2021
He was phenomenal and such a great bedside manner!!
September 02, 2021
Excellent communication skills
September 02, 2021
Accepted that I am an active participant in decisions about any treatments.
August 28, 2021
August 27, 2021
Dr Alva was outstanding. This was my1st with Dr Alva and I was very pleased. His knowledge and thoroughness and compassion was fantastic. I would and will highly recommend Dr Alva for all pulmonary issues. Very professional
July 26, 2021
The doctor was very patient in answering my big list of questions, I never felt rushed and feel he was really listening to me.
July 25, 2021
July 14, 2021
Loved Dr Alva
July 03, 2021
The doctor addressed all my concerns with great care and concern.
July 02, 2021
Seemed to care about my questions
June 18, 2021
June 04, 2021
May 30, 2021
completely satisfied
May 24, 2021
The doctor had ready my history and was aware of my needs. He was personable and kind. Patient and not rushing.
May 10, 2021
Excellent treatment! He did what he said.
May 04, 2021
Excellent care.
March 26, 2021
Compared old results as to my symptons today. Made suggestion as to what we should look for now and how to treat.
March 26, 2021
Real good.
March 02, 2021
Dr. Alva is one of the most thoughtful, thorough doctors. He explains the test results in layman's terms so the patient understands.
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