We have always prioritized the safety of our patients, and in these uncertain times, this is no different. That’s why we are practicing more than ever and enforcing best practices for social distancing and self- isolation in the midst of COVID 19.
During the previous weeks we have been working in making the clinic safe and functional for our patients again under new circumstances. As you know, safe recommendations- including those for our patients and staff can and will likely change in accordance to CDC. We are carefully monitoring the situation, and, at this moment, we can say that we are reopening by the first week of July 2020
Here are some changes to expect when visiting us:
- All staff and patients will have their temperature taken before entering the facility.
- Face masks/ face coverings are required for personnel and patients upon entering facility
- We kindly remind that only patients receiving treatment will be allowed into the treatment room.
- Breakfasts will be served in disposables.
- Treatment room is equipped with acrylic dividers between recliners
- Sanitization station at the clinic entrance with hand sanitizer and sanitizing mat for shoes
Since we are limiting capacity of patients in the treatment room, our clinic hours might be extended accordingly.
We are thinking about all our patients and look forward to serving you in a near future. Thank you again for your patience while we are transitioning with these new guidelines and taking extra care in making our facility the safest it can be for you.
Take care and stay well.
Dr. Gilberto Alvarez
Dr. Alvarez has over 37 years of experience treating cancer.
Our treatments are tailored to your individual needs.
Give us a call to find out if we can help you.
SMC is conveniently located 5 minutes from the United States- Mexico border, in the business district area of Tijuana. Five-star hotels, fine restaurants and shopping malls are within walking distance. The clinic itself is professional, personalized, and comfortable. This harmonious combination of professional services and caring atmosphere makes us different from other settings.
Stella Maris Clinic is located 5 minutes from the United States- Mexico border in Tijuana in the business district of Tijuana. The intimate clinic offers a variety of personalized treatment for cancer patients.
Dr. Alvarez and his staff fully realize the stress that patients experience about being in a foreign land at such a desperate time in their lives for cancer treatment. Together, they make every effort that they possibly can to help their patients relax and get the most out of their treatment. They provide integrative support to comfort and nurture their patients back to complete recovery.
Dr. Alvarez is constantly available throughout the day and maintains a high visibility. His office is located at the treatment room for easy access and to help you feel safe. He checks on each patient everyday, answers your questions, keeps you informed, and provides lectures to explain treatment methods. They provide treatment Monday through Friday. Ofelia, the head nurse, has been with Dr. Alvarez since 1993. Previously, she assisted him at the Manner Clinic. The Nurses's Station is located at the patient treatment area. Ofelia is extraordinary in drawing blood and in administering the i.v.'s without hurting the patients.
The kitchen staff serves healthful, organic meals and juices for breakfast and lunch daily. Every effort is made to accommodate your particular dietary needs and to satisfy your tastebuds as well. Hotel Lucerna (3 stars) provides a very restful home-away-from-home stay. Its easy access to the clinic saves you valuable time, energy, and wear-and-tear because you don't have to be concerned with delays typically involved in crossing the border; instead of sitting in a van, you can be comfortably resting in your lovely room. Lodging is available near Stella Maris at the lovely Grand Hotel Tijuana (4 stars). Another beautiful place to stay is the Marriott Tijuana, (5 stars)
Dr. Alvarez choose the name Stella Maris for his clinic because it means "Star of the Sea" and provides hope for all who come here. Dr. Alvarez offers his expertise and vast professional experience in cancer treatment and welcomes any questions you may have in making your selection. He sincerely wishes you the very best for a long, healthful and joyous life. Our treatments are tailored to your individual needs.
Stella Maris Clinic offers its expertise and vast professional experience in cancer treatment and welcomes any questions you may have.
Stabilization takes place at a celular level, balancing the cell functions for better performing digestive, respiratory, lymphatic and circulatory systems
They are natural, non-toxic substances that attack malignancies, they selectively target and destroy cancer cells while healthy cells remain unharmed.
Any cell can mutate in response to negative factors, but a healthy immune system will stop growth and defend against cancer.
By lowering the malignant tumor's own defenses, success rates elevate due to augmented efficacy of treatment.
Our patients speak of their personal experience and the results obtained at Stella Maris Clinic
Qualified, experienced attention is combined with personal care to meet your individual needs. Dr. Gilberto Alvarez is a graduate of the National Autonomous University in Mexico City.
His field experience includes working in conjunction with Dr. Ernesto Contreras from 1977-1981, being the Medical Director at Manner Clinic 1982-1992, founder and medical director at Stella Maris since 1993. He participated in the work of Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy in Munich, Germany with Dr. Karl Ronsberger, 1991. Member of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society (ICHS) in Florence, Italy since 2005. Certified in RIGVIR Therapy, Riga, Latvia, October 2017.
Dr. Alvarez is a highly qualified physician; he passed the US medical boards, which makes him qualified to practice medicine in the United States. As a medical director, he is not a distant figure locked in an office; he is your attending physician. You are under his care everyday of your stay. He answers your calls and personally contacts you before and after your stay. Under the direction of Dr. Gilberto Alvarez, the staff is carefully chosen to help you in your path of recovery: from the nurse to the assisting doctors, all are more than qualified for their work and they are also caring individuals.
We care about your well being and will provide you with guidance, knowledge, and tools needed to be healthy. We are here to help you achieve optimal wellness by using complementary alternative medicine.
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Long time cancer survivor
I am doing well and fully back into my busy life after I left the Stella Maris Clinic in February. I spent a lot of my recovery truly resting and eating well. All of those weeks and months were in an environment of little or no stress, which I am sure, made a big difference.
I am so grateful for everything you did for me at the clinic — not only did the treatment seem to work amazingly well on the cancer, but on my body as a whole.
I hope all is well for everyone there. I’m sending you all my very best wishes and blessings.
JB, Littleton CO, USA
After our first visit to your clinic M was essentially cancer-free and still further confirmation came from the results of PET scan and chest X-ray. It thus appears that you were more successful than you had supposed. Please extend our kindest wishes to Ofelia, Idania, and of course, your wife Linda.
JM, San Antonio, Texas
I wish to thank you and your staff for the fine treatment you afforded me during my stay in Mexico. I have been feeling better each day, even quit the pain tablets. Hopefully you have me on the right path to complete recovery. Please convey my deepest appreciation, not only to yourself and Linda, but to your staff, especially Ofelia. Feliz Navidad !
SW, Karnack TX
I am well!!! As always, with gratitude for the loving care I received at Stella Maris….. I may just live to be a very old lady!
To Dr. Alvarez & Linda,
I will miss you and I know I will be back; thank you for taking good care of me and my husband with our stay. Your kindness, love, caring for your patients will always be appreciated.
Dr. Alvarez, Linda, Ofelia:
L continues to improve day by day , thanks to your care & dedication to helping people rid their bodies of cancer. There was a follow up article in the local paper here about how well your treatments have worked — We look forward to seeing soon.
If you have any questions, call Dr. Alvarez at 619-405-5199 and 619 900 7768 or directly to the clinic at + 52-664-634-3444 and you can also send faxes at + 52-664-634-7476 from 9am to 2pm Pacific Time We encourage patients to travel over the weekend, arriving at the clinic Monday morning on a fasting condition in order to collect laboratory specimen and starting IV treatments early morning.
Payments can be made by Cashier's Check, Traveler's Check, Money Order and Bank Transfer. No credit cards or personal checks accepted.
Lodging in Tijuana is ideally located near Stella Maris. Hyatt Hotel has beautiful spacious rooms and provides shuttle service. Hotel City Express Suites, has also a full kitchen and shuttle service, other choices are Hotel Lucerna, Hotel Camino Real, Grand Hotel Tijuana. Patients can walk only a few blocks from the clinic to the hotel. Shuttle service is available with no extra cost. Rooms were recently remodeled and the hotels are immaculately maintained. Stella Maris patients receive special rates for single or double occupancy. You have the option of eating in the cafe, or you can enjoy fine dining at the restaurant. Tijuana Hotels use filtered water in beverages and ice and in food preparation. They provide a very restful home-away-from-home. Their easy access to the clinic saves you valuable time, energy and wear-and-tear. You dont have to be concerned with delays, which are typically involved in crossing the border; instead of sitting in a van, you can be comfortably resting in your lovely room. Contact us to assist you with your reservations.