Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Sunshine
Accepting new patients

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

1800 Howell Mill Rd Nw Ste 600 Atlanta, GA 30318

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(404) 351-9512

Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Atlanta, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fannin Regional Hospital and Northside Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sunshine to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Sunshine is affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Hospital Satisfaction
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Experience and Background Checks


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

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sunshine treats Abdominal Disorders 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
  • Gallstones
  • 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
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • 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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(404) 351-9512

Dr. Sunshine accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Sunshine's Reviews

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What went well
  • Office environment (50)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (50)
  • Explained conditions well (49)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (14)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (12)
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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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What could be improved
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5 people found this helpful
Atlanta, GA – Jun 28, 2017
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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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What could be improved
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7 people found this helpful
Atlanta Ga – Mar 01, 2017
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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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What could be improved
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7 people found this helpful
Colin Pohlips in Atlanta, GA – Aug 27, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Sunshine was excellent. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sunshine.
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John R Judah in Ellijay, GA – Mar 17, 2016
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About Me


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...Read more


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


Hosp of U PA
Fellowship Hospital
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
Georgia Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School


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What are Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sunshine frequently treats Gastrointestinal Diseases, Abdominal Disorders, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sunshine treats.

Where is Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD's office located?

Dr. Sunshine's office is located at 1800 Howell Mill Rd Nw Ste 600, Atlanta, GA 30318. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Sunshine has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates1800 Howell Mill Rd Nw Ste 600 Atlanta, GA 30318

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Sunshine treats patients.

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Fannin Regional Hospital

Blue Ridge, GA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)