Dr. David Alster, MD

Dr. David Alster, MD

Geriatric Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. David Alster, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Tulane Univ Sch Of Med in 1982 and specializes in geriatric medicine, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and more.

5910 N La Cholla Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85741

Contact Information

(520) 297-0404

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Alster performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 99% of peers
Kidney Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Diabetes Type 1
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Alster'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.

3  Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

2  Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

53  Conditions Treated

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1  Procedures

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Illinois
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • National Institutes Of Health Clinical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alster's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alster to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Alster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

The Absolute Worst Doctor I have ever seen!
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I have been seeing Dr Alster for over 2yrs and I find him to be very understanding and caring. He is very knowledgeable and listens to you. I especially love the staff at the St Mary Office. The Best!!!
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He was condescending and dismissive.
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It was horrible, he didn't even explain my ultrasound results with me,or anything else for that matter.spent five minutes in the room,never seemed to care how I was feeling ,or even listen to anything I had to say,this was also my second visit,I was treated the same both visits,this doctor truly...more
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