Dr. David Herbstman, MD

Dr. David Herbstman, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
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 Health Dyer , Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Healthcare Munster, Community Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital.

701 Superior Ave Ste G

Munster, IN 46321

Contact Information

(219) 922-3040

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • 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


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

Background Check

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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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Herbstman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Herbstman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Herbstman to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Herbstman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • 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 (11)
Hammond, IN |
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.
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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Dr. Herbstman accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • 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
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Herbstman has admitting privileges

Community Hospital
901 MacArthur Blvd
Munster, IN 46321
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Franciscan Health Hammond
5454 Hohman Ave
Hammond, IN 46320
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Franciscan Healthcare Munster
701 Superior Ave
Munster, IN 46321
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Franciscan Health Dyer
24 Joliet St
Dyer, IN 46311
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St. Catherine Hospital
4321 Fir St
East Chicago, IN 46312
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