Dr. David Alster, MD

Dr. David Alster, MD

Geriatric Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Alster, MD is a geriatric medicine doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

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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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

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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • 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
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alster to family and friends
2.4
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Alster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Tucson, AZ |
He was condescending and dismissive.
Tucson ,az |
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 doesn't care about trying to help his patients or how to get to the bottom of there problems! I have never met a more unprofessional doctor!
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Dr. Alster accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Humana
    Tucson HMOx

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Hospitals where Dr. Alster has admitting privileges

Northwest Medical Center
6200 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
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