Dr. Alben Goldstein, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
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Dr. Alben Goldstein, MD
Dr. Alben Goldstein, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Arlington, VA. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

611 S Carlin Springs Rd Ste 202

Arlington, VA 22204

Contact Information

(703) 379-5828

Dr. Alben Goldstein, MD

Dr. Alben Goldstein, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 98% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


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  • Bone Density Scan
  • Joint Drainage

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

1 Sanction
  • Disciplinary action in another state (12/25/2006)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Dr Alben Glazer Goldstein; License # 195302

    Nature of Complaint:

    The Physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

    The Physician has been disciplined in the State of Virginia for professional misconduct.

    Action Taken:

    The Board has Revoked the Physician's license to practice medicine in the State of New York.

    State: New York
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Goldstein has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Goldstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Goldstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goldstein to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Goldstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Arlington, VA |
Dr. Goldstein is a good person great doctor really explained my illness and have great staff
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!
in Alexandria, VA |
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!
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.
in Alexandria, VA |
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.
in alexandria, VA |
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.
in Woodbridge, VA |
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.
in Arlington, VA |
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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Dr. Goldstein accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue HMO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Goldstein has admitting privileges

Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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