Dr. David Alster, MD

Dr. David Alster, MD

Geriatric Medicine  ·  
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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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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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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

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0 Board Actions

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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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Alster's Reviews

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2.4

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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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