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Dr. Alben Goldstein, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 73

Dr. Goldstein

Dr. Alben Goldstein, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Arlington, VA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1971 and specializes in rheumatology and geriatric medicine.


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(703) 379-5828

Dr. Goldstein accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (12/25/2006)View details
No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Goldstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Difficulty With Walking
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldstein treats Difficulty With Walking more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Goldstein treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Felty's Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldstein treats Felty's Syndrome more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Goldstein treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldstein treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Goldstein treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Goldstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alben Goldstein, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Arlington, VA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1971 and specializes in rheumatology and geriatric medicine.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1975
Hadassah Hospital Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1974
Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1972
Dc General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1971
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1975
1974
1972
1971

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Goldstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Goldstein

4.0

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
67.74193548387096%
(21)
4 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
22.580645161290324%
(7)

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Good all around...trust him lots.
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I have been seeing Dr. Goldstein for over a year. I travel for work and his staff especially Myra are always going the extra mile for me and my family. I cannot recommend DR. G enough he listens and spends extra time if need be.
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Very unprofessional Doctor and no words for his assistant "Miriam" she distracted me at front of clients calling crazy and misinterpreted to the doctor what I was saying because a speak spañish. I have a lot to say but unfortunately there is no more space here
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Dr. Goldstein is a good person great doctor really explained my illness and have great staff
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Dr. Goldstein has been my doctor for over 30 years. Without his help, I would not be able to function (I am a physician). I recommend him highly. He listens, is compassionate, respectful and responsive. 6 stars!
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I have seen Dr. G for several years. I have many problems. A few times I have needed to see him ASAP. After talking to him his staff would always fit me into his schedule for that day. Years ago he gave me his cell number incase his office was closed & I had an emerg. I never intended to use it, but 1 Sunday I had an emerg. and I called his cell and L/M. He called me back a few hours later & apologize for the delay he was sick in bed. He was sick yet he called me & took care of me. Hes Great!
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Dr. Goldstein is an excellent doctor but if your in pain and looking for narcotics. I strongly advise you to look elsewhere as he randomly drug tests and will not prescribe opioids. He will use alternative treatments and refer you on to addiction treatment or pain specialist. Just a heads up.
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After so many years of been in pain I found my Angel Dr. Goldstein. I went to so many Doctors before I found him. I was given so many medications by the other Doctors for pain which all were antidepressants and caused me to become suicidal. Dr. Goldstein gave me my life back by prescribing the right medications. I really recommend him to others, very loving and caring Doctor. Thank you Dr. Goldstein and staff for my excellent care.
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thanks to dr goldstein getting me to the right people saved my life. i had been in and out of fairfax hospital numerous times and they couldn't find out what was wrong . dr goldstein and his staff always show a great deal of concern for not only me but all his patients that i notice. i would recommend dr goldstein to anyone that would need his services and if anyone has a complaint with dr goldstein and his staff then they have problems with themselves.
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Dr. Goldstein has literally made me cry two appointments in a row. Today was the last straw. I wasn't doing anything wrong, just simply asking about my treatment and expressing my concerns about interactions (I have many different illnesses) and he just gets totally irrationally angry and starts yelling at me. It wasn't unexpected; he's always this way with me. Very irritable, slouches back in his chair with his eyes shut. He told me my illnesses were my fault and there's no cure. Done.
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Dr Goldstein is a wonderful and caring Doctor. Yes, the waiting time could carry on a little more than usual, but once its my turn and I'm in his office he makes it ALL about me. My doctor listens to my concerns and guides me as to what I can do to live a comfortable life. Plus he has a great team in his office. I wouldn't want another doctor.
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