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Dr. David Alster, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism*
2.3 (30)
Map Pin Small Tucson, AZ
Accepting new patients
35 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. David Alster, MD

Dr. David Alster, MD is an Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Tucson, AZ. They specialize in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, has 35 years of experience, and is board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology. They graduated from NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MASSOTHERAPY and is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Tucson Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital, Canyon Vista Medical Center, Benson Hospital, Gila Regional Medical Center, Northern Cochise Community Hospital and Northwest Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Alster an average 2.3 star rating.

Dr. Alster works at Practice in Tucson, AZ. They frequently treat conditions like Leg and Foot Ulcers, Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Hypoglycemia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Alster's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Tucson Endocrine Associates Pllc
    5910 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85741 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (520) 297-0404
  2. 2
    Julia V Salmon
    1773 W Saint Marys Rd Ste 202, Tucson, AZ 85745 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (520) 297-0404

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
  • Tucson Medical Center
  • Oro Valley Hospital
  • Canyon Vista Medical Center
  • Benson Hospital
  • Gila Regional Medical Center
  • Northern Cochise Community Hospital
  • Northwest Medical Center

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Leg and Foot Ulcers
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Leg and Foot Ulcers
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Hypoglycemia
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Obesity
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Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Adrenal Incidentaloma
Adrenal Insufficiency
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Dyslipidemia
Endocrine Gland Cancer
Goiter
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Graves' Disease
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Hashimoto's Disease
Hemochromatosis
Hyperlipidemia
Hyperprolactinemia
Hyperthyroidism
Hypogonadism
Hypoparathyroidism
Hypopituitarism
Hypothyroidism
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Lipid Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Morbid Obesity
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Osteoporosis
Overweight
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Pheochromocytoma
Pituitary Tumor
Proteinuria
Testicular Dysfunction
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cyst
Thyroid Nodule
Thyroiditis
Thyrotoxicosis
Vitamin B12 Anemia
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin_Deficiency
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Acanthosis Nigricans
Acromegaly and Gigantism
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
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Allergic Rhinitis
Anemia
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Animal Allergies
Anosmia
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Anxiety
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Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Atherosclerosis
Back Pain
Bedsores
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Benign Pituitary Gland Tumor
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Celiac Disease
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Thyroiditis
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Cough
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Cushing's Syndrome
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetic Coma
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diarrhea
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Dizziness
Drug Induced Adrenocortical Insufficiency
Dyshydrotic Eczema
Dysphagia
Eczema and Contact Dermatitis
Esophagitis
Excessive Sweating
Female Infertility
Fibromyalgia
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroparesis
Gout
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Gynecomastia
Hair Loss
Headache
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Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Hyperaldosteronism
Hyperandrogenization Syndrome
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertension
Hypokalemia
Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothalamus Cancer
Joint Pain
Klinefelter Syndrome
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipedema
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Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
Lipoprotein Disorders
Low Back Pain
Malnutrition
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menstrual Disorders
Metabolic Syndrome
Muscle Cramping
Nausea
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Perimenopause
Peripheral Edema
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polymyositis
Polyuria
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Postpartum Thyroiditis
Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Rash
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Reflux Esophagitis
Renal Hyperparathyroidism
Sarcoidosis
Secondary Diabetes Mellitus
Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sinus Tachycardia
Skin Ulcer
Sleep Apnea
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Subacute Thyroiditis
Symptomatic Menopause
Thyroid Goiter
Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
Tobacco Use Disorder
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vertigo
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Vitamin B Complex Deficiency
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
Cholesterol Screening
Dexamethasone Suppression Test
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Screening
Diabetic Evaluation
Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
Geriatric Assessment
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Thyroid Hormone Replacement
Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
Thyroid Scan
Thyroid Screening
Ultrasound, Thyroid
Vaccination
VAP Lipid Testing
Water Deprivation Test
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    2.3
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    Patient Ratings (30)
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    1 Star
    (19)
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    About Dr. David Alster, MD

    Specialties*
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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    Years of Experience
    • 35 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1164457339
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MASSOTHERAPY
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
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    Dr. David Alster, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Alster is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Alster has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Alster has seen patients for Leg and Foot Ulcers, Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Hypoglycemia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Alster on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    30 patients have reviewed Dr. Alster. The overall rating for this provider is 2.3. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Alster.

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