Dr. Alan Altman, MD

Dr. Alan Altman, MD

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Dr. Alan Altman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.

500 Walter St NE Ste 301

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Contact Information

(505) 843-7798

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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34  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Calif San Diego Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Los Angeles, California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Orthopaedic Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Altman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altman's Reviews

2.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altman to family and friends
41 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (22)

Dr. Altman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

After two total shoulders,two total knees,ankle fusion,Dr. Altman did a wonderful job!!
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I had a right TKR done by Dr. Altman and could not be happier. Waiting in his office reception for hours on end was a real downer but I have full range of motion and can run up and down stairs(not to often of course) and have him and my Physical Therapist to thank for that. I am sorry to read...more
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I have many orthopedic challenges & visited Dr. Altman. The 1st visit left me cold so I got 2nd & 3rd opinions, I concluded Dr. Altman was only Dr I wanted. I had injections in both knees for over 10 years (1st was 5 years, 2nd was 3.5 years & current set 3 years ago). Also, had hip replacement 2...more
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In defense of this talented Orthopedist, I note my brother was referred to him after 5 orthopedic docs said my brothers problem was beyond their surgical skill We did not mind the wait Dr Altman spent the time my brother required Prior to his surgery my brother could not bend his knee more than 15...more
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I had a scheduled appointment , went to my first and only visit I personally thought the dr's bed side manner was ignorant . he told me what I needed done to stop surgery scheduling deck to have his gal that does the surgery scheduling make my surgery date , I called several times and left several...more
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