Dr. Astier Alem, MD

Nephrology  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Astier Alem, MD
Dr. Astier Alem, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Kirkland, WA. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Alem is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds Campus, EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center and Overlake Medical Center.

11903 NE 128th St Ste B

Kirkland, WA 98034

Contact Information

(425) 899-5111

Dr. Astier Alem, MD

Dr. Astier Alem, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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

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  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (4)
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 recommendations. When I gained 10 pounds of fluid in 10-11 days and not urinating for a day and a half I could only get an apt by getting my PCP to call her and I had been a patient of hers for years.
Seattle,wa |
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!
Kirkland, WA |
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.
in Seattle, WA |
I think Dr. Alem is a very busy doctor that does the best that she can.
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Dr. Alem accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Hospitals where Dr. Alem has admitting privileges

EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland
12040 NE 128th St
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Northwest Hospital and Medical Center
1550 N 115th St
Seattle, WA 98133
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Overlake Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds Campus
21601 76th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98026
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