Pediatrician Staff

            Jose E. Alvarado, MD, FAAP

Dr. Alvarado was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Salibsury, MD.  He attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where he completed both his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering and medical school education.  He completed his residency training in pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in 2012.  After finishing his residency he joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as Instructor of Pediatrics, where he served as a NICU Hospitalist.  Dr. Alvarado took over his father's practice in 2012 and is glad to be back in Salisbury serving the children of his hometown community. Dr. Alvarado met his beautiful wife, Maria, in medical school and they welcomed their first child, Ava, in February 2016.  His hobbies include golf and poker, and he is an avid Baltimore Orioles fan.




Stacey Engster, MD, MS, FAAP

Dr. Stacey Engster grew up in Salisbury, MD. She attended La Salle University for herundergraduate studies in Biology. She completed medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2013 and completed residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA in 2016. Dr. Engster completed her general academic pediatric fellowship with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2018, obtaining a Master of Science in Clinical Research with the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Engster is very interested in medical education and providing evidence-based high quality care. She loves being back ontheeastern shore. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, and photography. She is honored to care for your growing children and wants to help them thrive! 





Joyce Blevins, CRNP

Joyce Blevins, CRNP attended Salisbury University and graduated as a family nurse practitioner. She realized her passion was treating children and started working with Dr. Jose F. Alvarado in 1997.  Later on, she followed Dr. Alvarado with opening his own practice. She has been dedicated to the health of children on the eastern shore for 25 years and counting! She has three daughters and three grandchildren (which you may have heard wonderful stories about). Her husband, Bob, is a pastor of a church in Pocomoke City. She is very active in her church and in her community. Outside of the office, her hobbies include reading, playing the piano, and traveling. She truly enjoys watching children grow, and she especially loves hugs from patients. She is available for whatever need your child might have!