Dr. Astier Alem, MD

Dr. Astier Alem, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Astier Alem, MD is a nephrology specialist in Kirkland, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in nephrology.

11903 NE 128th St Ste B

Kirkland, WA 98034

Contact Information

(425) 899-5111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Iron Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Alem's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

1  Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

40  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Yale Primary Care Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Yale Primary Care Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alem has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tigrinya

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alem's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alem to family and friends
8 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Alem'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 (5)

She spends all the time you need with you. Only bummer is sometimes she is slow to respond to calls and runs late.
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She "seems" compassionate during routine office visits but she does not respond to phone messages or letters for kidney or blood pressure related medical Issues and her staff can be very rigid, even nasty. She was unwilling to consider other existing medical conditions when making treatment...more
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We cannot thank you enough for the excellent care you provide. From the moment we met you, we were certain God had led us to you. We all feel blessed to have such a great doctor and human bean taking care of our brother. God bless you!
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Clinic requires three years of labs, one year of chart notes, and referral for an appointment. This is such a burden that it's near impossible for someone with complicated medical history to make an appointment given all the leg work to make this happen.
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I think Dr. Alem is a very busy doctor that does the best that she can.
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