Dr. Lorena Lewy-Alterbaum, MD

Dr. Lorena Lewy-Alterbaum, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Female | 58 years old

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Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and practices in Hollywood, FL. She practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum to family and friends
2.6
based on 30 total surveys (7 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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in Hollywood, FL |
I've been seeing Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum and her staff for a few years now. They show genuine compassion for their patients and wait times are usually pretty quick. Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum and her associate, Atou Diarra, always tell me what I need to hear and not what I want to hear. In my mind, that is the definition of a good doctor/practioner. The office staff are always friendly and helpful. In addition to myself, my mother also is a patient and has stellar reviews for this practice.
in Hollywood, FL |
Dr.lewy alterbaum was very rude it was my first time ever seeing her. I had no idea she was even the doctor she came in and said my condition was "unknown" because I didn't have every symptoms then still put me in that area. I would rather see the PA anyway then the doctor she's much more understanding with a better attitude...
in Hollywood,FL |
Horrible and that's why I changed my endocrinologist. First they treat you like a number. Second no one documents which can be risky to a person's health. And their excuse is a poor one. The most disturbing thing is that Dr. Lorena Lewy-Alterbaum does not see her patients even though she is in office. At every visit I saw her physician assistant. I only saw the doctor briefly if I demanded speaking with her. I know my insurance and my copay does not pay for me to see a physician assistant (PA).
Miami, Fl |
My prescription was suppose to be called in a month ago, after I had my appointment. I go to the pharmacy and no one had called my prescription in. I called the doctors office and asked them to please call the pharmacy to have the medicine sent in. I go to the pharmacy and, again, no one has called them. So here I am three days without my thyroid medicine. Also, the Israeli doctor wasn't to pleased to find out that I'm married to a Muslim. And that's a whole other story.
in Hollywood, FL |
As a first-time patient (my previous endocrinologist moved out of town), I waited about a half hour past my appt time to see the doctor; not bad, not great. The physicians assistant spent about 20 minutes or so with me. She seemed pretty knowledgeable. The doctor came in, said hello to me. She said to her PA that she had to leave in five minutes, asked her PA what she (the PA) was going to prescribe, and said goodbye. Goodbye is right... I will not be back.
in Miami, FL |
She spent about 3 minutes in total with me. and I am a new patient. For about an hour an intern , whose specialty not endocrinology, spent about an hour creating a chart, and so the doctor asked her questions about me.She explained that she was in a hurry and will spend more time with me next time ( I hope this will be the last time in this office).
in Miami, FL |
Dr Lewy-Alterbaum treats you not only as a patient but also as a person. She spends the time needed and more in answering all of your questions and explains the treatment plan to follow in details. I really wish that all of my doctors over the years had been as nice and knowledgeable as her!
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Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    University C.E.T.E.C. / School Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Procedures Performed

  • Aspiration or Injection of Thyroid Cyst
  • Biopsy
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

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