Dr. Alan Burshell, MD

Dr. Alan Burshell, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Alan Burshell, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • 18 More

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Top Care Areas

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Diabetes Counseling
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thyroid Cyst
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Burshell "Dr. Burshell's special interests include metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes outcomes. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1981. Dr. Burshell graduated magna cum laude from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where he served as Chief Resident. He completed his endocrinology fellowship Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, California. "

1  Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

2  Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

65  Conditions Treated


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2  Procedures

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Michael Reese Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Michael Reese Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burshell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

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Dr. Burshell's Reviews

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11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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based on 48 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Burshell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

The first time I saw him, before blood work was even done he said I did not have anything wrong with my thyroid. Then the blood work showed I have Hashimoto's and also a low T3 level. I tried to discuss the T3 level and he totally dismissed me. For some reason, just like a lot of...more
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