Dr. Erika Altneu, MD

Geriatric MedicineFemaleAge 43

Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Erika Altneu, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Lakewood, CO and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med in 2006. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as OrthoColorado Hospital and Penrose Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Erika Altneu, MD

St Anthony Senior Health Center

11700 W 2nd Pl Ste 450 Lakewood, CO 80228
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(303) 825-1234
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Dr. Altneu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Immunization Administration
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Dr. Altneu performs Immunization Administration more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Altneu performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Shingles
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Dr. Altneu treats Shingles more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Altneu treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Overweight
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altneu treats Overweight more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Altneu treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Altneu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stitches
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Altneu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Dr. Altneu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altneu

3.0

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
47.82608695652174%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
47.82608695652174%
(11)
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Primary care visit
Spent time listening to me and had already reviewed my health records prior to my visit. Developed a plan of care that was reasonable with goals for upcoming few months. Very impressed with her cardiac knowledge. When I came down with Covid she immediately ordered antivirals for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gail Wheltle – Jun 20, 2022
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Unprofessional
I have been a patient of 2 different Senior Health First for several years and when I was notified that my PCP had left the practice I had to choose another. During my initial "get to know one another" appointment she decided to take me off my blood pressure and almost immediately, my blood pressure began to rise. When I brought this to her attention she responded "we tried". Since this appointment I question her ability to manage my care as well as her professionalism. On 4/13/22 I contacted her for advice regarding a recent fall, explaining that I had seen a chiropractor. She questioned my judgement and suggested that I try physical therapy. She presumed that I should be treated for back and balance rather than the issues I described. When I contacted her about this oversight she responded "In the future please be as specific as possible with what you are requesting as I really do not have the ability to answer multiple messages for one issue".
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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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Disappointed – Apr 15, 2022
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My mother called Dr Altneu’s office to get advice when my dad was showing signs of an infection. She never returned her call. Next morning he had to be taken to the hospital. My mother again called to get Altneu to call her for advice about dad. Dr Altneu still didn’t call mom back. My father suddenly started being seen by a social worker and was scheduled for rehab for Dementia. He was brought to the hospital for an infection. Come to find out Dr Altneu had called the hospital and told them she suspected dementia in my father for sometime, and pushed the hospital to begin treating him as if he had dementia. She never talked to us at all. All of the tests had already shown he didn’t have dementia. She instantly assumed what was wrong and labeled him with dementia. He had a severe infection after a tooth was pulled. He was weak, groggy and confused from the infection and dehydration. Her actions were reckless, uninformed and without any patient input at all.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 03, 2021
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Dr. Altnue has provided wonderful care for my 90-year old mother for the past 10 years. She takes the time to listen to our concerns and is caring. When Mom was ready for a retirement home, Dr. Altneu set us up with a senior coordinator who was very helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 28, 2020
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Very non supportive toward/with family members caring for elders. I felt the brushoff very strongly. Would not reccomend to others.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
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Oct 20, 2019
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This doctor blew off my husband when he was showing signs of cancer. She even argued with me about his elevated white blood cell count being "nothing to worry about". 6 months later he was diagnosed with cancer. 9 months after that he died.
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Mar 31, 2019
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It started well but then went downhill. Was pegged into a category so the doctor saw me through only that one scope. Not good. Lost confidence in her treatment and caring for me. She didn’t see me as a multi dimensional human being. She demeaned me for being me in her low tone of voice. She was definitely not a match for me and my health requirements.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Feb 20, 2018
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Excellent doctor. Listens, cares, does not rush you. Very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Amster Howard in Lakewood CO – Feb 05, 2018
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I appreciate her "bedside manner" and her willingness to answer any and all questions. I have recommended her to several people who have asked for recommendations on a female doctor who accepts medicare.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Denver, CO – Aug 01, 2017
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Don't bother trying to add Dr Altneu as new Primary Physician. Scheduling will place your first appointment 3-4 months in the future even if you are in dire need of medical attention now.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Lakewood, CO – Apr 01, 2017
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listened before asking questions, asked great follow up questions, offered options to treatment and explained pros/cons and possible based on my insurance, really explored medication options (benefit vs cost), followed up about whether meds were working
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Paul in Golden, Co – Dec 26, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My focus is on improving quality of life, while helping patients and their families through difficult healthcare decisions.

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2010
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
2008
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
2006
Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
Medical School
2003
University of Connecticut
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Erika Altneu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Altneu frequently treats Immunization Administration, Shingles, and Overweight. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Altneu treats.

Where is Dr. Erika Altneu, MD's office located?

Dr. Altneu's office is located at 11700 W 2nd Pl Ste 450, Lakewood, CO 80228. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

St Anthony Senior Health Center

Lakewood11700 W 2nd Pl Ste 450 Lakewood, CO 80228
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Altneu is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

OrthoColorado Hospital

Lakewood, CO

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

Penrose Hospital

Colorado Springs, CO

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

St. Anthony Hospital

Lakewood, CO

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

St. Anthony North Hospital

Westminster, CO

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)