Originally from Colombia, Dr. Alfredo Lopez-Yunez completed his core medical training at the Javeriana University School of Medicine and at the National University of Colombia-Institute of Clinical Genetics in 1991.
Thereafter, Dr. Lopez came to the United States, where he completed his residency in Neurology at the Loyola University in Chicago.
Then, he worked at the Indiana School of Medicine as a Cerebrovascular fellow and as a clinical lecturer in Neurology, and became the Indiana University/Wishard Stroke Unit Co-Director.
Dr. Lopez is the Director of Alivio Medical Center and also our expert in Neurology. He is one of the principal investigators for the Indiana Health Study, a research program that studies the population of Indiana in order to learn more about common diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
He has published over 40 medical articles in the fields of neuroscience and neurology, and serves as a reviewer for several international medical journals
Dr. Lopez is also a board member of the Bridges of Hope International, a non-profit organization that fights poverty in countries of Central and South America. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Lopez likes to work on his tennis game.
Doctor Yunez is a Board Certified Phlebological Surgeon who brings over twenty years of extensive medical training and fifteen years of practice in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease.
He is an official national instructor of the Endovenous Laser Treatment and an international consultant for South American operations. He is also a certified and active member of the American College of Phlebology, the Canadian Society of Phlebology, and the International Union of Phlebology.
Julio C. Sanchez, MD, is the urgent care/primary care physician at our facility. He is a graduate of U.C.L.A. School of Medicine in Venezuela, where he received his medical and general surgery degree in 1997. He received training in family practice at Caracas Central Military Hospital from 1997 to 2000, after which he attended Kaplan Medical in Rutherford, New Jersey, obtaining certification by the educational committee for foreign medical graduates in 2001. Dr. Sanchez has been one of Alivio Medical Center’s physicians since 2006.
Among his most important awards are “Most Improved Intern of the Year” at Indiana University School of Medicine (2002-2003), Honor for Outstanding Academic Performance in Internal Medicine (1996), and Honor for Outstanding Academic and Dissector Performance at the Universidad Centroccidental.
Dr. Sanchez has also published several articles.
Pamela J. Flores feels honored to be working as the Mental Health Therapist on staff at Alivio Medical Center. She is a native of Indiana, is bilingual (English/Spanish) and brings to Alivio over thirty years of service working in the Hispanic community in Indiana.
She is very passionate about serving individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, and grief over the loss of loved ones, and conflicts in their marriage. She facilitates groups for adult women who have been victims of childhood sexual abuse and can assist with mental health evaluations/assessments for clients applying for their U visas or waivers for immigration.
She currently holds a Mental Health Counseling License, a Social Work License, and a lifetime Elementary Teacher's License. She holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science Degree in Education, from Butler University.
Dr. Villalta has practiced as a gynecologist in the United States since 1977. He studied medicine in Bogotá, Colombia and graduated from Xavier (Jesuit) School of Medicine before specializing in Europe where he completed a Master's Degree in Preventive Medicine. He then trained at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and has been practicing gynecology in Indianapolis since 1984.
Dr. Villalta has conducted extensive research on female clinical matters and is involved in educating medical students and gynecology residents (physicians in specialty training) from the Indiana School of Medicine at IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he performs his surgeries. He stopped practicing obstetrics 16 years ago in order to dedicate the rest of his career to his local Indianapolis gynecology patients. His field of medical work is general gynecology focused on diagnosing and treating pelvic pain, menstrual cramps, irregular bleeding, hormonal changes, pelvic organs prolapse (descensus), infertility, menopause, and urinary and rectal problems.
Dr. Lozano graduated in medicine and surgery from the National University in Bogotá, Colombia and then moved to the U.S. where he did his internship at St. John’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed his psychiatric residency at Central State Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Lozano is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Lozano provides the services of psychiatric evaluation and psychiatric evaluation management at Alivio Medical Center, where he also diagnoses and treats patients with many conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, chronic depressive disorder (dysthymic disorder), bipolar and mood disorder, panic disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and stressor related disorders, adjustment disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, and disorders related to physical symptoms.