Dr. David Herbstman, MD


Gastroenterology | Male

Dr. David Herbstman, MD

Dr. David Herbstman, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Munster, IN. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Herbstman is affiliated with Franciscan Healthcare Munster, Franciscan Health Hammond, Community Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital.

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Dr. Herbstman's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Crown Point IN |
Waiting time in office and exam room is terrible. Need to approve.
in Gary |
He is excellent . it is just the wait time that is awful
in Schererville, IN |
Very caring doctor that my whole family has been going to for many years. We are able to get in when we need immediate attention. He called me right back when I needed him after hours. His staff is very helpful and I appreciate their concern for the patients.
Chicago, IL |
Saw Dr Herbstman twice once in the hospital and another in his office after having tests. Waited over an hour and once in the office with the Dr. he had not even reviewed any of my tests or results. Had no clue what happened to me till I explained. He looked at my test results during my appointment. Will never go to him again.
in lansing, il |
Horrible office and this doctor is not a good doctor at all I waited almost an hour to see this guy and the visit was 2 seconds. The nurses are air heads or at least I think they are nurses I really think they are all medical assistants that have no clue and should not be in the medical field at all. It's a total mess for an office called munster community hosp. and they referred me to a Dr kumar he is wonderful. Also dr herbstman staff is rude and scheduled me for the wrong procedure.
in Schererville, IN |
Very poor social skills, doesn't listen to my health issues, goes straight to recommending a procedure $$$ as most doctors do. After the procedure and during the follow up visit, he sends someone to tell me "test result was normal". Well! gee man! thank you very much for the special treatment!! my symptoms are still the same, nothing got fixed. Will never go back there again.
in Munster, IN |
Very good bedside manners. Takes time to explain.
in Dyer, IN |
I have waited 2 days to receive an explanation of the blood work and CT Scan that Dr. Herbstman ordered. I called Monday 3/28/2016...response: I was told what I have already been diagnosed with previously. I called Tuesday 3/28/2016...response we are short on staff due to Spring Break & not enough staffing at this time, I will call you back later today...once again no phone call as to my original questions regarding my blood work & CT Scan...
in Hammond, IN |
Staff could care less. Doctor makes you wait for an hour +. Spoke with a waiting room full of people who say that is the norm. Not going back!
in St John, IN |
Dr.Herbstman has been my Dr for 20 plus years, I was recommended to him by a Nurse at Munster hospital , Nurses know who the good Drs are, also his staff is excellent esp Lillian RN, He is very kind gentle and I trust him so much Ive brought my family members to him, 2 brothers my sister and my mother,He is the best 5 stars for sure
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  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Prolapse
  • 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
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • 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
  • Food Poisoning
  • 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
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Chicago

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy