Dr. David Alster, MD

Dr. David Alster, MD

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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 U, School Of Medicine 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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Dr. Alster's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alster treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alster treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Diabetes Type 1
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very high

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Dr. Alster treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Alster treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Thyroid Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alster treats Thyroid Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Alster treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Alster's conditions and procedures:

Abnormal Thyroid
Acromegaly and Gigantism
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Adrenal Incidentaloma
Adrenal Insufficiency
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Benign Tumor
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cancer
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Cushing's Syndrome
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Female Infertility
Gestational Diabetes
Goiter
Graves' Disease
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Gynecomastia
Hashimoto's Disease
Hyperaldosteronism
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hyperparathyroidism
Hyperthyroidism
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Hypoparathyroidism
Hypopituitarism
Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Disease
Lipid Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Obesity
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Pheochromocytoma
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
Retina Diseases
Symptomatic Menopause
Testicular Dysfunction
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cyst
Thyroid Disease
Thyroiditis
Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. David Alster, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Tulane U, School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in geriatric medicine, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and more.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1989
National Institutes Of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1985
University Of Illinois
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of Illinois
Internship Hospital
1982
Tulane U, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
1985
1983
1982

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2.4

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Alster should not be practicing medicine. During my first visit, he seemed fixated on my weight ( 20 extra pounds). I told him some of my hypothyroid symptoms, including swelling in my calves (and, yes, slow metabolism and weight gain are also symptoms of hypothyroidism)..... he was too lazy to...Read More
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Dr. Alster was very rude, dismissive and condescending. He even legitimately rolled his eyes at me during our video appointment. Office staff is great, Dr. Alster is horrendous!
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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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