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Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Sunshine
1800 Howell Mill Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30318

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Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in gastroenterology.


Dr. Sunshine's Reviews

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4.0

Based on 64 reviews

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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Probably the worst doctor in Atlanta. Each visit I have had to wait over an hour past my appointment time for him to see me and then each time he has walked out of the exam room and left me there for over 30 minutes with no explanation. He is rude and unprofessional. You try to talk to him about your symptoms and he cuts you off in mid sentence and says "No I dont think so"
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The office apparently WAY overscheduled and my mom had a very long wait only to see the doctor who seemed rushed, didn't know why she was there (even tho 7 pages of patient forms were filled out and sent before the visit), didn't provide anything other than a generic sheet. She doesnt' even know what he wants her to do or why. He apparently did not spend enough time to find out that the 'lifestyle changes' recommended on the sheet are not applicable or to try to find out what is.
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wait times are always 1-2 HRS - so bring a snack. Front desk staff is nice. Sunshine's assistant is rude, forgetful, untruthful, borderline abusive, gives incorrect test results, impatient. Dr Alan Sunshine is always very rushed to point of forgetting important patient information, walks out of exam room during appt & sometimes doesn't return, gives incorrect test results, reads computer & cell phone simultaneously while patient is talking. Don't see this doctor if you value your well being.
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My experience with Dr. Sunshine was excellent. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sunshine.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Sunshine holds both a B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He received a masters degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown Univeristy in Washington, D.C., before receiving his m...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1986
Hospital Of University Pa
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Georgia Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School
1986
1983
1981
1980

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Dr. Sunshine accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sunshine's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sunshine treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sunshine treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sunshine treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sunshine treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sunshine treats Abdominal Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sunshine treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sunshine's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average