John Altobelli M.D. F.A.C.S. Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
1600 Lehigh Pkwy E
Allentown, PA 18103
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Dr. Altobelli's Practices and Offices
Dr. Altobelli's Affiliated Hospitals
How Doctors Become Affiliated With a Hospital
Doctors must apply and be granted permission to admit patients into a hospital. The hospital decides if they are interested in a doctor’s experience, specialty, or expertise, and then evaluates the doctor’s history around competence. A doctor may be denied admitting privileges if they do not meet a hospital’s standards.
Doctors can have courtesy privileges allowing them to admit just a few patients each year; full privileges allowing many patients; or privileges to only perform certain procedures or surgeries.