Dr. David Koster, MD

OncologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Koster
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Rudolph Alvarado MD Professional Corporation

1303 E Herndon Ave Fresno, CA 93720

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Dr. David Koster, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Fresno, CA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Central University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Koster to book an appointment.

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Just FYI, I have been a nurse for ten years so I have a pretty good understanding of how things run and how professional doctors should be. I have been to see him three times and have waited longer than an hour each time. Staff is nice but the doctor orders excessive amount of labs (probably so he can bill your insurance company) and does not explain results or rationalization of any of the lab work done. Would not recommend this physician to any of my family or friends.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Care Philosophy

The Physicians and staff at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence Inc dedicated to one goal – providing the highest quality...Read more

Biography

Dr. David Koster attended Delta Community College in Stockton, California. He received his B.A. from California State University of Long Beach. Dr. Koster...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Podiatry

Education

1993
Us Davis Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Martin Luther King Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
Martin Luther King Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
Central University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine
Medical School
1979
California State University, Long Beach
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. David Koster, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Koster frequently treats Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Erythropoietin Test, and Esophageal Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Koster treats.

Where is Dr. David Koster, MD's office located?

Dr. Koster's office is located at 1303 E Herndon Ave, Fresno, CA 93720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Koster's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koster treats Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Koster treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Erythropoietin Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koster performs Erythropoietin Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Koster performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Esophageal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koster treats Esophageal Cancer more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Koster treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Koster's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cancer Screening
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sever's Disease
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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Dr. Koster accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Rudolph Alvarado MD Professional Corporation1303 E Herndon Ave Fresno, CA 93720
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Eureka - Hematologyoncology2710 DOLBEER ST Eureka, CA 95501
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