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Dr. Denis Altman, MD

Pediatric Neurology •  Male • Age 67

  20 Reviews
Dr. Altman

Mercy Clinic Child Neurology

621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 5009B Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Dr. Denis Altman, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1975 and specializes in pediatric neurology.

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Dr. Altman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
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
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Altman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Tension Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Tension Headache more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Migraine more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Altman's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Altman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altman

3.6

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(12)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
30%
(6)

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What People Say About Dr. Denis Altman, MD
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LOVE Dr. Altman. He came highly recommended by my pediatric nurse friends and I have found their advice to be sound. My daughter has seen him for almost 7 years now. The worst part of the experience is making an appointment, but it is worth the effort. Getting in right away is easy, but scheduling in advance (for a day off school, for instance) is nearly impossible.
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Friendly doctor! Nursing staff could be better and more helpful though.
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Whoever says Dr. Altman is not great... simply wrong. He spends more time with you than any dictor have ever had appointment with. Listens, is patient, great with my son, explains things very well to me. Bedside manner is top notch! Really could not ask for a better doctor.
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I have never met someone with worse bedside manner than Dr. Altman. You can tell he has an enormous ego and even though he asks you questions, he immediately cuts you off. I think all my responses got out 2-3 words then he didn't want to hear anything more I had to say. When your child is your life you expect better communication. I also comments he isn't an expert on the stuff you go to him for (after). And you get zero prior warning when talking to staff on WHY you need to come in. Stay away.
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This doctor is amazing , you have his undivided attention when he's with you. He's looking at the whole picture not just a diagnosis.
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Biography

Dr. Denis Altman, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1975 and specializes in pediatric neurology.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1986
Wash University Barnes Chldns Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Hershey Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Johannesburg Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
Johannesburg Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
Medical School

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)