Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD

Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(63)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alan Sunshine, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Sunshine is affiliated with Northside Hospital, Piedmont Hospital and Fannin Regional Hospital.

1800 Howell Mill Rd NW Ste 600

Atlanta, GA 30318

Contact Information

(404) 351-9512

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
70

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • 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
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Hospital Of University Pa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sunshine has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Sunshine does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Sunshine and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Sunshine's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sunshine to family and friends
4.1
based on 63 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Sunshine's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Atlanta, GA |
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"
Atlanta Ga |
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.
in Atlanta, GA |
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.
in Ellijay, GA |
My experience with Dr. Sunshine was excellent. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sunshine.
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Dr. Sunshine accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • 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
    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

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Hospitals where Dr. Sunshine has admitting privileges

Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Fannin Regional Hospital
2855 Old Highway 5 North
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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