Dr. Astier Alem, MD


Nephrology | Female

11903 NE 128th St Ste B Kirkland, WA 98034 Get Directions
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 Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland, Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds Campus and Overlake Medical Center.

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Dr. Alem's Performance
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    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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Nephrology
  •  Board certified in Nephrology
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  •  No sanctions found
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  • Nephrology

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • 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 Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale Primary Care Program

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale Primary Care Program

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Washington

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tigrinya

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  • Nephrology

Procedures Performed

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