Dr. David Alster, MD

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Specializes in Geriatric Medicine • Male • Age 60

5910 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
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Northwest Medical Center
6200 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741

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Tucson Endocrine Associates
Tucson Endocrine Associates
5910 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
Tucson Endocrine Associates
6050 N Corona Rd Bldg 1
Tucson, AZ 85704
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    Dr. Alster's Experience

    Specialties

    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    • Endocrinology & Metabolism

    Board Certifications

    • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    • Internal Medicine
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    • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
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    • Abnormal Thyroid
    • Acromegaly and Gigantism
    • Adrenal Gland Diseases
    • Adrenal Incidentaloma
    • Adrenal Insufficiency
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bone Disorders
    • Breast Diseases
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cushing's Syndrome
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Diabetes Type 1
    • Diabetes Type 2
    • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Female Infertility
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Goiter
    • Graves' Disease
    • Gynecomastia
    • Hashimoto's Disease
    • Hyperaldosteronism
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
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    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypoparathyroidism
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Kidney Disease
    • Lipid Disorders
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
    • Obesity
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
    • Proteinuria
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Testicular Dysfunction
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Cyst
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Thyroiditis
    • Turner Syndrome
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
    Graduated in 1982

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Illinois

    Residency Hospital

    University Of Illinois

    Fellowship Hospital

    National Institutes Of Health Clinical Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Alster & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Alster's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    • 14 responses
    • 1 review

    2.4 out of 5

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    1 out of 5
    -Tucson ,az |

    It was horrible, he didn't even explain my ultrasound results with me,or anything else for that matter.spent five minutes in the room,never seemed to care how I was feeling ,or even listen to anything I had to say,this was also my second visit,I was treated the same both visits,this doctor truly doesn't care about trying to help his patients or how to get to the bottom of there problems! I have never met a more unprofessional doctor!

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    Office Locations

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    Tucson Endocrine Associates
    5910 N La Cholla Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 297-0404 (Office)
    (520) 297-0436 (Fax)
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    Tucson Endocrine Associates
    6050 N Corona Rd Bldg 1
    Tucson, AZ 85704
    (520) 297-0404 (Office)
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