Dr. Athar Altaf, MD

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Gastroenterology | Male

1000 E Mountain Blvd Bear Creek Township, PA 18702 Get Directions
Dr. Athar Altaf, MD

Dr. Athar Altaf, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Bear Creek Township, PA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Altaf is affiliated with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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    Dr. Altaf's Reviews

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    3.3
    based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
    Dr. Altaf's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      GOOD
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
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      VERY GOOD
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      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
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    A little upsetting I have a rare auto immune disease and he doesn't know enough about it . Very nice person but if you have a rare condition go to a dr at penn in philly or Pittsburgh not local
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    Dr. Altaf's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
    •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
    •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Dehydration
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Enteritis
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Gallstones
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Liver Damage from Alcohol
    • Malnutrition
    • Mesenteric Panniculitis
    • Nausea
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Vomiting Disorders

    Education

    • Medical School
      Allama Iqbal Medical College, University Of Health Sciences Lahore

      Graduated in 1986

    • Internship Hospital
      Svcs Hospital Allama Iqbal Med College

      Completed in 1987

    • Residency Hospital
      Highland Hospital

      Completed in 1997

      Ny Meth Hospital

      Completed in 1995

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Rochester Med Center

      Completed in 1999

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology

    Procedures Performed

    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Manometry