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Dr. David Alster, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
2.5 (26)
Accepting new patients
34 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 34 years of experience, and is board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology. They graduated from NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MASSOTHERAPY.

Dr. Alster works at Tucson Endocrine Associates in Tucson, AZ. They frequently treat conditions like Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, Diabetes Type 2 and Diabetic Polyneuropathy along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield 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

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    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

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    Aug 18, 2021
    Dr. Alster is an excellent physician. He has a very good "bedside manner" and listens very attentively while the patient describes his medical history. Dr. Alster offers his advice in an authoritative, yet friendly manner. I would highly recommend him to family, friends, and to complete strangers as well.
    Dave Powers — Aug 18, 2021
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    About Dr. David Alster, MD

    Specialties
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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    Years of Experience
    • 34 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    • 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 an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

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

    Dr. Alster works at Tucson Endocrine Associates in Tucson, AZ. View the full address on Dr. Alster’s profile.

    Dr. Alster has seen patients for Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, Diabetes Type 2 and Diabetic Polyneuropathy, 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.

    26 patients have reviewed Dr. Alster. The overall rating for this provider is 2.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Alster.

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