Dr. Shira Alter, MD

Dr. Shira Alter, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
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Dr. Shira Alter, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Sackler School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

5925 15th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11219

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


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Breast Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
more than 74% of peers
more than 59% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alter "Dr. Alter was a faculty physician at Sheba Medical Center and regional health specialist at Maccabi Health Center in Israel. She is currently the Director of Clinical Trials at Boro Park OB/GYN. She is a Fellow in the American College of OB/GYN. In addition to her extensive medical background, Dr. Alter has a Masters of Science degree in Psychological Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania."


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated


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  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • C-Section
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Sackler School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alter to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Alter's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in New York, NY
I've been seeing Dr. Alter for over eight years and I just read one review where the patient describes feeling like an object on a conveyor belt, and I think that's an incredibly accurate description. Also, it's always clear that there's no brief glance at my patient history since every time I see...more
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in Brooklyn, NY
I arrived early for my appointment at 12:15 in the, staff was very pleasant and friendly. Receptionist took my insurance info and asked me to wait, I waited 30 minutes to get called in to take my vitals, i was asked me to disrobe from waist down and wait for doctor. I then waited 20 minutes for...more
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in Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Alter could not have made me feel more like an item on a conveyer belt, if she would've tried. Terrible experience.
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in brooklyn ny
Most AMAZING doc I've ever met! She's extremely caring & gentle, had a wonderful experience!
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in Brooklyn, NY
I had an abysmal experience with Dr Alter and would thoroughly recommend against her due to her incompetence and unprofessionalism. Although she is supposed to be a specialist in high-risk pregnancy, when I went to see her with slight complications (it turned out just to be a polyp), she refused to...more
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