Dr. Shira Alter, MD

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Dr. Shira Alter, MD
Dr. Shira Alter, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Brooklyn, NY. She has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Alter is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

5925 15th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11219

Contact Information
Dr. Shira Alter, MD

Dr. Shira Alter, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Alter's Experience

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Dr. Alter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Nausea
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

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Procedures

  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • 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.

Education

  • 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
3.0
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Alter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
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 her (bi-annually) she asks me the same questions regarding my medical past. I've finally decided to find another provider.
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 Dr. Alter, she arrived, smiled politely and asked reason for visit, it took her 1 minute (no exaggeration) to examine me, said result would be in at the end of week, she then walked out of the room.
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.
in brooklyn ny |
Most AMAZING doc I've ever met! She's extremely caring & gentle, had a wonderful experience!
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 even scan me or attend to me, and abruptly and without compassion sent me away. I would not recommend this woman to my worst enemy.
in Brooklyn, NY, 11211 |
dr. alter is aaaaaaaaamazing! she relaxed me throughout my entire first and overwhelming pregnancy! she was each and every time so patient and helpful..i would recommend her to everyone!
in Brooklyn, NY |
Incompetent doctor. Does not listen. Terrible office personnel. Do not risk your health with this practitioner.
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Dr. Alter accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Alter has admitting privileges

Maimonides Medical Center
4802 10th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11219
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