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Dr. David Herbstman, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 63

  
Dr. Herbstman

Consultants in Gastroenterology

701 Superior Ave Ste G Munster, IN 46321
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(219) 922-3040

Dr. David Herbstman, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Munster, IN and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Herbstman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Dr. Herbstman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Herbstman treats Constipation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Herbstman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Herbstman treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Herbstman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Herbstman treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Herbstman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Herbstman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Herbstman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Herbstman

3.0

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
41.666666666666664%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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(4)
2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(4)
1 Star
36.111111111111114%
(13)

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I went with partner to see the doctor Dr Herbstman. My partner was following up with him since he had been in the hospital with abdominal pain and continued to have pain. Waited over an hour, when we finally got called into a room, he seemed to listen to us but then stepped out and stated he come back and never came back to the room.A nurse came back not knowing squat! We think he was very unprofessional but not coming back, we had more questions to ask. unprofessional and incompetent people!
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I've been seeing Dr. Herbstman for many years. He is very compassionate and explains in detail what's the best way to take care of medical issue.. The only drawback is that they double book and you can expect to wait an hour or more. I come prepared to read or talk to other patients. I keep telling Dr. Herbstman that the office should provide appetizers. For me the time is worth it.
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Dr. Herbstman is a caring, concerned doctor who actually listens to his patients. I would recommend him to others. The only downside is the waiting time in the office, but that is because he spends as much time with the patient as needed. Not everyone fits into the 10 or 15 minutes he is allotted to see each patient. I personally prefer the wait and having a doctor who cares enough to spend whatever time is needed to address the problem.
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Waiting time in office and exam room is terrible. Need to approve.
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He is excellent . it is just the wait time that is awful
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Very good bedside manners. Takes time to explain.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Herbstman, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Munster, IN and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1986
University Of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Northwestern Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Northwestern Meml Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

St. Catherine Hospital

East Chicago, IN

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average