Dr. Richard Altwerger, DPM

Dr. Richard Altwerger, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Richard Altwerger, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from New York College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1980 and specializes in podiatric surgery.

600 Northern Blvd

Albany, NY 12204

Contact Information

(518) 471-3650

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Altwerger performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot Conditions
very high
more than 92% of peers
Hammer Toe
normal
more than 77% of peers
Foot Sprain
normal
more than 34% of peers

Dr. Altwerger's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

22  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Ulcer of Foot

18  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Nerve Release Testing
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Analysis
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wound Care and Management

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

  • Stockton State College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • New York College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Columbia Univ College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Altwerger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altwerger's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altwerger to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Altwerger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Altwerger was amazing. I was in for a very painful issue and he saw immediately how nervous I was to have him even touch my foot and was patient and calm and talked me through everything he was going to do and put me at ease. The only downside to this office is there seems to be a bit of a...more
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Friendly and helpful staff, relaxed office environment, helpful treatment suggestions
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Friendly professional and competent. Gentle surgeon, experienced minimal pain.
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