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Dr. Elizabeth Altenhein, MD

General Surgery*
3.9 (7)
Map Pin Small Providence, RI
Accepting new patients
45 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Elizabeth Altenhein, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Altenhein, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Providence, RI. They specialize in General Surgery, has 45 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Tufts University and is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Altenhein an average 3.9 star rating.

Dr. Altenhein works at Practice in Providence, RI with other offices in Rumford, RI. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna 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. Altenhein's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Office
    100 Highland Ave Ste 308, Providence, RI 02906 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (401) 553-8360
  2. 2
    Office
    16149 PO Box, Rumford, RI 02916 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (401) 553-8360
  3. 3
    Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (401) 444-5435

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  • The Miriam Hospital
  • Rhode Island Hospital

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Wound Repair
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    About Dr. Elizabeth Altenhein, MD

    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 45 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1689670044
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Tufts University
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
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