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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 191 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

June 14, 2022
June 11, 2022
June 09, 2022
First time visit with the doctor very informative gave me options followed up with further testing just around off very professional and showing great concern love that
June 06, 2022
Took time to explain conditions and treatment
June 05, 2022
The doctor was excellent. He looked you in the eyes when talking and listening to you. Took his time and listened to me as I explained symptoms. One of the top 3 doctors I have been seen by.
May 25, 2022
Love Dr. Alva. Great demeanor, knowledge, and professionalism.
May 20, 2022
Very satisfied.
April 14, 2022
Everything went very well.
April 04, 2022
March 26, 2022
Dr Alva has always been extremely helpful in answering my questions and explaining his findings regarding my health.
March 19, 2022
I really light and appreciated the doctor he seemed to be genuinely concerned about my treatment I wish that I would have seen him sooner
March 14, 2022
Dr Alva is most professional and knowledgeable. Great to work with
March 14, 2022
Great relaxed visit for my health issue.
March 13, 2022
Very easy to talk with and very thorough.
March 11, 2022
Excellent communication & explanation. Dr Alva laid facts out, explained & we made next step decision from an informed position. No pressure & we were able to exchange questions. Excellent physician.
February 24, 2022
Dr Alva is very considerate and compassionate about my concerns and takes time to answer and explain my questions.
February 19, 2022
I love Dr. Alva . I see him in the Reidsville office . Very friendly staff also.
February 17, 2022
I've already recommended 2 too Dr. Alva.
February 07, 2022
Thorough questions and answers about my previous experience with a CPAP machine.
February 05, 2022
Dr.Alva took the time to go over and to show us the different ways I could use the clap machine including another mask that he thought might be helpful to me. He also took the time to show me something that I could get which could help me since I told him I had a tendency to get hot using it.
January 28, 2022
*Dr. Alva has always been very understanding and _____.
December 28, 2021
Dr Alva is very attentive and personable
December 20, 2021
Excellent care from Dr Alva and nurse
December 20, 2021
This MD and his staff exhibit a degree of excellence that is so needed in other Cone offices and hospital staff. His compassion delivered repeatedly with highest degree of knowledge for the whole patient is truly the way all health care should be practiced.
December 17, 2021
Dr. Alva and his nursing staff were very professional and compassionate.
December 11, 2021
Calming and informative
December 10, 2021
Dr Alva is excellent. I am very happy with him as my Dr but tge wait time at check in, the wait in the waiting room to be called back and the awful wait to check out Is so disappointing. If Dr Alva was not a superb doctor, I would have found anothet doctor because of the aforementioned issues
December 09, 2021
Dr Alva was very knowledgeable and throughly familiar with my situation
December 06, 2021
Dr Alva shows genuine care in helping me to be healthy.
December 06, 2021
Agreed on good approach to handle my concerns, great outcome
December 04, 2021
Best place yet to visit
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
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