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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Altstein provides patients with a full-range of health options, focusing primarily on preventative and cardiovascular health. He is skilled in developing tobacco cessation plans. An active runner himself, Dr. Altstein enthusiastically works closely with his patients to create optimal fitness and nutrition goals.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great doctor! The front desk and nurse were great too! Fastest waiting room ever!
Came in for my annual physical. In and out within 30 minutes! The doctor and nurses are great - super efficient but still thorough.
Very good experience. Showed genuine care and wanted to get to know me as I'm a new patient. Good facility with other services that might be needed depending on your situation.
He was great!
My visit with Dr. Altstein was to the point and I was able to be in and out of his office in 40 minutes (that includes getting to my appointment 10 minutes early, getting labs done and meeting with the Dr). I was able to get back to work in no time, much appreciated!
This visit was a waste of a day; all Thanks to the incompetent and lying secretary the doctor has working for him worst experience I’ve had in any doctor’s office. Please save yourself the trip and go elsewhere.
Highly recommend, got in to see Dr. Altstein very quickly, staff was nice and efficient. Just had a regular checkup and was in and out about thirty minutes.
Smart empathetic and highly competent Doctor with a really nice, outgoing personality. He makes you feel confident in what he says.
He is an excellent doctor who will keep you healthy.
Answered my questions and recommended necessary follow-up. Satisfactory visit.
Very informative and personable.
He and the staff were awesome
Always a pleasant experience!
I felt very comfortable because was relatable and the right balance of supportive but to the point.
Very good.. just the kind of doctor I like to see, helpful, friendly and knowledgable too.
As always, an efficient and informative doctor who explains what you need to know and answers questions honestly and professionally...
Great visit. Very professional and showed genuine care. Finally found my doctor!
Excellent experience overall. The staff at the medical center were all excellent and professional as was Dr Alstein. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a GP.
Dr. Altstein is an exemplary physician. He's been my PCP for around a decade and he's excellent.
I'm so grateful that Dr. Altstein is my primary care provider.
Dr. Altsein listened fully, attended to my concerns. This was my first visit so it's a bit too soon to tell in general.
I have been going to Dr Altstein for over 15 years and have always found him to be highly professional, attentive, knowledgeable and willing to listen. I am always very relaxed with him. He is a great GP and refers you to top specialists when needed.
Appreciate that he went out of his way to see me right away.
My visit with Dr. Alstein was great! I went to see him for a general physical. He was really easy to talk to and efficient. I would highly recommend him as a primary care doctor!
Dr. Altstein is professional, personable, and a great physician. Couldn't recommend him enough.
Great reception area and fast - I was seen within 3 minutes of arriving. Dr. Alstein is fantastic as were all the nursing staff, reception and billing department. I highly recommend this staff and facility.
I had a follow up visit with Dr. Altstein and was very pleased. He actually listens, answers all questions and has excellent bed-side manner. This is only my 2nd visit with him and it has been nothing but great.
Everything was great, thanks
Dr Altstein is a great Doctor, I've been going to him for a few years now for regular check ups.
Best visit to a doctor's office I've had a long time. There was no wait (granted, my appointment was first thing in the morning). Dr. Altstein was friendly, professional, and very efficient. I left super happy with the entire experience.
My Visit went very well. First time seeing Dr Altstein and wanted to establish that new patient to doctor relationship since I want him to be my new primary physician and all went well.
This was perhaps the best doctor visit ever...the entire staff was incredibly nice and attentive and loving and caring and Dr. Altstein is a superstar an incredible human being. I am so very happy that I chose him and that he accepted me!
Excellent health care provider. Always professional with a friendly demeanor. I have seen him for years and will continue to for years to come.
Dr. Altstein is always great. Straightforward, to the point, and always respectful.
Dr. Altstein is an outstanding doctor.
Great visit in and out but they took the time to listen and answer all my questions. The whole staff was great. I will recommend them to anyone looking for a doctor.
He's my go to doctor.
Very nice doctor with good listening skills (so nice to be listened to as well as spoken to by a Dr.). Fantastic office space and environment and everyone working there was professional, polite AND knowledgeable. A very nice change from waiting rooms that feel like a DMV appointment. Highly recommended office and Dr.!
Really attentive and thorough. Excellent bedside manner.
very professional and knowledgeable. answered all my questions and concerns. gave me helpful tips to stay healthy.
Nice Doctor, gave recommendations to see other specialists
He was clear and descriptive with my care. The nurses as well as the front desk people were great as well.
Dr. Altstein is the best! I have been going to him for some time now. He has that much sought after combination of clinical expertise & warm and engaging bedside manner.
I have been very pleased with my experience with Dr. Altstein, he is very professional and knowledgable. He clearly explains his reasoning and his diagnosis. Although I have changed positions and will need to travel now to see Dr. Altstein, his manner and experience will make it worth the travel.
Excellent bedside manner. Thorough review of medical information. Really great experience.
Always a nice visit with Dr. Altstein. The online communication piece is a nice addition as well.
Cant recommend Beth Israel and Dr. Altstein enough. A+
Brilliant. I don't especially like going to the doctor but when I do, this is the best you'll get in NYC. Really fantastic.
Great new nurse!
It is such a blessing to have Dr. Altstein back! After several years as my PCP Dr. Altstein had taken a hiatus from the 23rd St practice at which time it effected me like losing a family member. I told him I thought of him as like a saint to which he humbly replied, "thank you but I'm just a kid from Brooklyn." Sam is an honorable man with a giant heart and Incorruptible old world ethics. As fine a practitioner of the medical arts as you will ever find. In my mind he is peerless.
If you want a no-nonsense doctor who tells you how it is and is straight to the point, go to Dr. Altstein! He walks you through everything he has to do to get you the treatment you need. If you want to be coddled he wouldn't be right for you, but he listens, cares, and remembers, just in a very efficient manner! I got very lucky with him.
Dr. Altstein is very rude and judgmental. I did not feel comfortable with him as my doctor, so I found someone new. Just not a nice person.
The front office, nursing staff, and doctor were all pleasant, knowledgeable, and efficient. They do a great job.
Very professional and warm-a very good listener who is highly skilled! I highly recommend Dr. Altstein!
Professional, friendly, listened and presented info in clear and kind manner. Impressed.
It was great. No wait time even if I went there 30 mins early. He was very funny. It was my first visit but I'll go back to him definitely.
It was my first visit with Dr. Alstein. I went for a physical exam but he was very courteous and collaborative.
Extremely efficient and transparent in his services. He's not the cuddliest doctor, but he is everything I want out of a doctor!
Dr Alstein was fantastic, professional, curtious and as a side note, hilarious. He explained in detail what he was doing and his approach to treatment. Top marks, i would recommend him to everyone !
First time visit, very quick to be seen by the doctor, assistant was very professional and personable. My wife and I felt comfortable with Dr. Alstrien, highly recommend a visit!
My wife and I think the world of Sam. He has been my doc. for over 15 years...my wife's doc for about 5. If he were to move to a medical practice in North Korea, or Syria, I'll travel to see him.
Dr. Altstein and the staff is great. The only problem is that things take a very long time at this office. Budget 90 minutes for an appointment. *sigh*
He is a great doctor. Very approachable and genuine.
I have been with Dr. Altstein for well over 10 yrs and I am very satisfied with his professionalism and care.
It's always a pleasure to visit Dr Altstein, great Doctor!!!!!
Dr. Altstein is a truly excellent doctor -always a good experience and time well spent
Very friendly and caring. Take time to listen to patients.
Dr. Altstein is the best!
Had a great experience with Dr. Altstein. He's very personable & relatable and isn't trying to rush you out the door. Nurses were great as well- very friendly staff all the way around. Highly recommended.
I'm glad I made him my PCP.
I have only been to him twice, but I am sold!! He's attentive, thoughtful and thorough!
friendly and very professional
Office claimed no affiliation with zocdoc and I was received as a walkin. Extremely disappointed.
Very good doctor, would return & recommend to others.
He was great as always, possibly the best doctor I've ever had.
Great doctor, friendly and engaging.
It's not just about my most recent appointment only. Dr. Altstein has been my PCP for about 13 years. Just let me put it this way: there's no way I'll be seen any other doctor as long as Dr. Altstein is around. I'll follow him anywhere!
I liked the doctor but am frustrated with my HMO.
Comments: Time will tell! This was my first introduction. Dr. Altstein addressed my personal health concerns. To date, I've been able to maintain reasonable good health. I hope that will continue with the help of the Beth Israel Health network. AJL
Down to Earth, easy to talk to and very professional
Doctor was very courteous, friendly, professional, and thorough. Office was very prompt and handled electronic check-in perfectly. The nurse gave me lots of extra bandages so I didn't have to spend at the drug store.
Dr. Altstein is the very best. I love the way he takes the time to talk with me and tailors all my treatment to what is specific and appropriate for my body.
Dr. Alstein is amazing! I felt super comfortable and relaxed. I will definitely see him again and recommend any patient to see him.
Very thorough and professional. Addressed all my questions satisfactorily
Appointment was at 8:00 AM. Was done with everything, including blood tests by 8:25 AM. Clean and efficient office. Highly recommended. Was able to spend time discussing issues as well as general 'how are you doing' questions. Did not feel rushed or limited to what I could discuss.
Professional, personable, smart
I was quite please with my visit!
The nurse who saw me first was obstinate and uncooperative in addressing confusion about whether my appointment was too soon after my previous appointment to cause a problem with my insurance claim. She claimed that she spoke with the doctor about what type of exam he was able to perform (such as blood work) considering the date of my most recent past visit, but I think she misrepresented his view (if she spoke with him at all), because when I saw the doctor he was much more cooperative in providing the exam and tests I requested in light of my medical history and current concerns.
Excellent and caring. Very efficient and smart. Highly Recommend!
Answered questions, was not rushing me and what I would expect from a good doctor.
Dr. Alstein is very down to earth and really gives you the feeling that he is interested in your well being. He gives good counsel and forwards you a printed briefing of everything done during the visit. I feel like an imbecile going to these horrible doctors over the years.
Dr. Altstein is the real deal. I started seeing him about 3 years ago, and he relates to me as a person, not just as a patient with medical conditions. He cares, and it shows. He is also highly professional.
My most trusted doctor. Kind, thorough, answers all questions, & is truly down to earth. I cannot recommend Dr. A more highly.
Very good, quick, smart, and detailed, and cares about your health!
Wendy very well
I've been going to Dr. Altstein for over 15 years. When he moved to the upper east side for a short period I followed him even though it was completely out of the way - that speaks volumes about his medical skills and bedside manner. Fortunately he is back in Chelsea. I would highly recommend him. SM.
Excellent as always. I've been a patient of Dr. Altstein's for more than 10 years and always appreciate his pragmatic and thorough approach.
Dr. Altstein has been my PCP for nearly 10 years now and I can't imagine life without him. Step by step- my health care has improved and has been carefully examined and best steps ALWAYS taken.
First visit went very well, good bedside manner, attentive, thorough.
Dr. Alstein is patient, attentive, and listened to me describe my issues.
I enjoyed the visit. Dr altstein was funny to talk to while giving the best professional medical advice.
Dr. Altstein was great - highly recommended.
My visit was very satisfactory .
A very good first visit. Dealt with all my questions and made plans for the next visit which will include a full check. Very pleased.
Dr. Altstein was a pleasant, professional doctor. However, to see him, you have to go through Beth Israel, the worst practice in the city. From the bad communication, extraordinarily rude receptionists, to straight-up incompetent technicians, I don't know how it exists. I don't know that Dr. Altstein is exceptional enough to make it worthwhile to deal with that mess.
A very personable guy and very knowledgeable as well. You don't have the feeling he is hurrying out of your consultation to go see forty other patients. Also, he's funny and gently firm about ways to live a more healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Altstein, with his good humor, complied to my requested medical needs.
Sent very well i liked how he explained everything
This was a great appointment. The nurse was very friendly and Dr. Altstein spent maybe 20 minutes with me. He was engaged, funny and very positive. I've been seeing him for around 15 years and his style has evolved and improved through the years. I'd recommend him to anyone.
I got there early for my annual physical, they took me in before my appointed time. I appreciate that Sam listens to me.
Friendly, professional staff, caring doctor—they are the best!
Very personable. Went to him for medical pre-op clearance. He did not have to perform every screening but did anyway. He explained that he wanted to take all proper precautions to ensure that everything for surgery goes smoothly and all paper work was signed and in on time!
He got right down to business, and it was a short visit, but I felt like Dr. Altstein truly listened to my concerns and addressed all of my questions. We traded books to read. I would recommend him to a friend.
I have been a patient of Dr. Altstein for 15 years and he has always been great. He's professional, knowledgable, personable and very proactive in his diagnoses. This was the first time I visited the new location and it was an absolutely excellent experience.
This was my first visit with Dr. Altstein. He was easy to talk to and he listened! Dr. Altstein reviewed my medical history and recommended specialists. The staff was professional and efficient.
He was very nice and very smart
Dr. Altstein is a great doc - very knowledgeable, quick and sociable. Highly recommend him to anyone.
I enjoyed my visit, although a lack of coordination between the doctor and nurse meant some extra, unnecessary time spent waiting.
Dr. Altstein is the best. Can't recommend him highly enough.
Dr. Altstein is incredibly approachable and friendly. He is truly dedicated to his work, and makes you feel comfortable in what is a sometimes quite uncomfortable environment.
Kind, funny & knowledgeable. Two thumbs up! He spent the most time with me that I think a doctor ever has in New York. Finally, a good genuine person.
Excellent bedside manor. Explains things so you understand in layman's terms.
Had this doctor for well over 7 years. He has always remained courteous and professional. I would recommend anyone with a beating heart to this doctor.
I think it went well. It was my first visit and I felt completely comfortable. There were no awkward moments, everything flowed smoothly.
I liked Dr. Altstein alot. I rarely see a doctor since I never get sick but had something pop up (literally) that was definitely not going away. He put me at ease and explained what it was, referred me to someone who will do some additional testing and gave me a prescription. From the time I left and got to the pharmacy my prescription was ready for me. This is a highly organized and well run facility and I will definitely recommend it to my friends!
one of the best doctors around. smart, capable, personable. funny. a gem. a little hurried, perhaps, as all doctors are these days. but that's a quibble compared to his overall manner and practice.
Dr. Altstein is very thorough. He makes you feel comfortable due to his welcoming and easy-going, but professional personality.
I've been seeing Dr. Altstein for years and he has probably saved my life in the long run. he is excellent.
Dr. Alstein was courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and good humoured. I felt at ease straight away and glad I was seen by him.
Great doctor, online records
Very professional, direct and no nonsense approach. Will now be my primary care provider...Many thanks.
The doctor was great, it would have been perfect if I could have filled out numerous forms beforehand.
Very efficient and professional while still being friendly and attentive. It is the first time in years that I arrived 10 minutes early for an appointment and they too me 5 minutes early
Dr. Alstein was fantastic. He made me feel super comfortable and was very professional.
Been a patient for almost 10 years.
Went extremely well. Very direct, but very professional at the same time!
Always a pleasant and efficient visit. The new office is very nice and modern.
I liked Dr. Altstein's get right into it, no BS approach. He was friendly and courteous, and asked multiple questions, but also did not waste too much time chatting. Spot on for what I need from a doctor.
Dr. Altstein is wonderful. He is thorough and really easy to talk to. He is a great physician! Plus, as an added bonus, the office is located really close to the 23rd street A, C, E and 1, 2 subways.
Excellent, very efficient, and communicates well.
best Dr I ever had.
Even though I was a bit late for my 8:00 a.m. appointment I was received in less than 3, yes 3, minutes. Dr. Altstein and the nurses at Beth Israel Chelsea are not only professional, which is expected, but also, how can I say this, simpatico.
I waited over a month to hear back on an ultrasound. I called the front desk three times and they said he would give me call....I'm still waiting....
Exellent doctor, highly recommended! The office was nice and I would not hesitate to visit again. Great attitude and thorough information!!
He's a nice enough guy, and did spend a fair amount of time with me, though not too much. It's just that his communication skills are a little awkward. It seemed like every thing I said required me to see a specialist if I wanted to know more. I understand that might be the best route, but I left feeling like there was no reason to see Dr. Altstein and that I should just go to specialists right off the bat. The office is clean and nice, though it always seems like they are running behind and a little disorganized, but in no hurry to fix that.
Doctor was on time and made a lot of effort to get my tests done quickly. Doc. Altstein was very easy to talk to and professional in manner
Dr. Altstein, is great and have wonderful bedside manners. The best!
It's refreshing to have a caring Dr. He assisted with each health challenge I've had. I feel comfortable and trust that he really cares about my well being.
He was great! He made me feel very comfortable and even asked if there was anything else I'd like to talk to him about when we had covered the stuff I came in for.
Great! He listened to my concerns. No complaints whatsoever.
Dr. Altstein has been my trusted Doctor since I moved to NY in 2005. I couldn't imagine another honestly. He takes a proactive, meaningful and professional approach in all aspects of my healthcare.
Dr. Altstein is a caring and gentle doctor.
Dr. Altstein is a straight talker, friendly, and always willing to answer any question you have. He doesn't sugar coat things and he is a great motivator to take control of your own health.
As usual, the visit with Dr. Altstein was excellent. The wait time was longer than usual, BUT that was entirely due to the incompetence of ZocDoc as a service. (See comment below.)
I like Dr. Altstein a lot and have been a patient of his for more than 10 years. He is straightforward, non-judgmental and thorough without over-prescribing medications or tests.
The doctor is great, the office is new and ok, the wait time was very long, I was late for my next meeting and staff didn't process referral correctly
Great Dr...very personable...easy to work with
Good as usual
Dr. Altstein was fantastic as usual. He was delayed slightly by a previous patient requiring a translator, but it is a testament to his skill and efficiency that even so he managed to see me within 20 minutes of my appointment time, at the end of the day - a feat most offices can't manage under any circumstance.
Came in for evaluation and possible medication management. Was given a loaded question to which I responded incorrectly and was then basically called a "drug addict". Never been more insulted by a doctor. Should have read the reviews rather than go to a doctor I had seen in the past for the very same issue. Reason for the DO instead of the MD was made crystal clear.
Dr Altstein is easy to communicate with, thorough and very professional. I feel very comfortable in recommending him. The new office is beautiful and modern.
As always, very professional, very attentive to my specific needs.
Great! he listened and emailed 2 prescriptions to my pharmacy.
Doctor Altstein was very thorough and professional. He has been my primary care physician for many years now and I have complete confidence in him. His commitment to his patients make me feel very comfortable and at ease when I make my visits. I have no desire to change doctors any time soon.
Dr Altstein is a great Dr...Im very happy with his approach and professionalism
Professional and easy to talk too about my personal medical care ... Very collaborative relationship.
This guy is a pro. Excellent bedside manner and a good sense of humor.
Highly recommend Dr. Altstein. He is a great doctor that cares about his patients. Don't let unpleasant experiences with the front office staff deter you from being his patient.
Another great visit. Pleasant and asks the right questions to get to the issue.
Excellent doctor both from the perspective of competence, knowledge and manner in which ha engages with patients.
Friendly diligent and made me laugh, thats worth a lot to me
He is amazing. My wife and I think the world of him.
awesome as always
Excellent, revommended rx for the issue and sent to the pharmacy right away
Great! He listened and comforted.
I love, LOVE, LOVE Dr. Altstein. So much that I have recommended him to my husband, boss, friends. I will follow him him wherever he goes!
Normally positive and to the point. May have caught him on a bad day. Dismissive and sarcastic today.
My visit was good and informative as always. I recommend him highly to any new patients.
He's great and was super helpful as always.
Fine. No complaints. He answered my questions and prescription needs.
Doctor Altstein was very thorough and approachable. He has been my primary care physician for years and I do not intend on changing that.
Wonderful, caring GP.
Love him. Great doctor. Listens and takes time to address all of my concerns. He's my primary physician for over 10 years now. Would highly recommend.
Dr. Alstein was very friendly and personable. A very pleasant overall experience.
Great doctor! Patient, answers all questions in a clear, understandable way. My wait time was a little longer than I hoped, but my appointment was at the end of the day - everyone runs a little behind.
It went great. He was very attentive and knowledgeable.
Really good Doctor. Willing to take the time and explain what is necessary. Would highly recommend.
Great! We covered all my needs.
Dr. Altstein is an excellent physician and diagnostician. The only problem is that it takes weeks to get in to see him.
Dr. Altstein was attentive, answered all my questions, was respectful and tried to help me deal with several health needs in one visit. He was also positive and forward-looking, so that the visit was a success.
very good, well informed with alternative methods of treatment,will listen to your questions.
I've been seeing Dr. Altstein for years and he is very very good.
Throughly professional, a good listner who make you feel totally comfortable.
Dr. Alstein is the consummate professional: highly knowledgeable, asks the right questions, comprehensive and, very importantly, personable and kind.
Dr. Alstein was very knowledgeable about my issues and genuinely concerned about my overall health. I highly recommend him.
As usual very professional friendly and helpful
Energetic, straightforward, eager to help. Very friendly and nice. Highly recommended. Facility is newly renovated and made for a clean, pleasant experience.
Excellent physician. Thorough examination; efficient; very communicative and knowledgeable.
Dr Altstein is wonderful. He has a great style and good approach managing patient health. I'm happy to have found him.
This doctor is a Godsend...a gift to us all in this neighborhood. Am so grateful! Ditto for the nurses Laurie and Rebecca.
He is a great, competent doctor!
Very helpful. He is a very efficient physician who is compassionate and friendly. He is very easy to talk to and is accurate with his feedbacks and analyses.
Dr. Altstein is a amazing Dr. Makes you very comfortable to discuss any issues you might be having.
Very thorough and informative.
Great bedside manner. Really happy with the entire experience.
i love Dr. Sam.. he's a great doctor.. very patience and professional
Great. He took care of all my medical needs and referrals.
Totally professional. And totally down to earth. I feel like he cares about my health, genuinely.
Dr. Altstein really knows what he is doing and has a very easy going but direct bedside manner. Great experience.
Dr Altstein is a really good Doctor. I appreciate his professionalism, and his bedside manner grew on me. I would absolutely see him again.
GREAT new facility and all the assistants were super friendly! seriously!
Excellent. Dr. Altstein is a wonderful doctor. He is the best!
Great. And the new office is fabulous. Hope they get the bugs worked out of the IT system, though.
He's a great guy!
Dr. Altstein is always a joy to see. He is thorough and kind. I would highly recommed him to anyone seeking a family practitioner.
It was great. He took his time and explained things well.
He is Very nice dr.
The doctor is good and knowledgeable. Kinda makes you feel rushed and makes you feel like your just taking up his time which is the only complaint I have but ill give it time and see how it goes.
Friendly and helpful doctor, have been a patient for 3 years since moving to NYC.
The nurses were excellent and the doc helped me with everything I needed. He even did more than I asked, regular routine checkup things but they were overdue and he reminded me. Facility is NEW! like it still sparkles and it's rare to find that.
He's great and has a wonderful bedside manner. Once I was in, I had to wait quite while between nurse/doctor/PA visits. It could've been done much more efficiently. That being said, I will keep going there. Very nice, new office.
He appeared to be dismissive, and did not really take my concerns with the level of seriousness I would have liked.
Samuel Altstein is great. He had great bedside manner and seemed genuinely engaged when I spoke to him. On the other hand, the medical assistant I had didn't seem to quite know what she was doing. I came in for an annual physical and she totally forgot to draw my blood. I had to remind her to take it.
he is a great doctor.
Altstein is a true pro. Knowledgeable, helpful and always a great bed side manner. Love the new DOCS offices!
Although I had to wait longer than expected to see Dr. Altstein, I was very pleased with the time he spent discussing my health issues and thoroughness of his examination. He explained things clearly, listened thoughtfully, and had a very friendly manner. I was pleased with his recommendation for a specialist and encouraging words about my health.
Dr. Altstein was friendly, professional and cool.
Very good doctor, thorough and easy to talk to. Helpful, kind and explained everything that was going on to put me at ease. Got left alone in the room by the nurse quite a few times, with little explanation of why or how long I would be waiting for.
Relaxed, professional, and not rushed ! They just opened beautiful new and expanded offices in chelsea.
Very professional and put me at ease. Discussed his thought process as to his diagnosis. Recommended what I thought was a conservative next step, if necessary, which I value.
Dr Altstein is a very professional and caring physician. He is my primary care doctor. I find him easy to talk to and the supporting staff are friendly and helpful.
He's the man
I think he is a good doctor but its more of a clinic that you go to when there's something wrong, rather than just for a annual physical
Great, but the wait has to go. I had an appointment!
as a long time client, I am always pleased with my care. Dr. Altstein takes his time and is compassionate and funny to boot!
Great doctor. The reception/check-out person failed to give me a referral for x-rays & physical therapy. When I asked if they accept my insurance, I was told that the prescription attached to the physical therapist listing was the referral. I was told to call to make sure they accept it. I went to get the x-rays done 3 days later, was not accepted without a referral. The Radiology dept. tried unsuccessfully to contact the Dr.'s office for a referral. No answer. I called after I left, only to be told that I was yelling on the which I was not. I tried to explain to her she might need to lower the volume on her phone. Only to realize, it was close tophoneme closing. They don't want to deal with the issue or face their mistakes. I am in extreme pain in my lower back to have to go somewhere for no reason at all. This is not the first time this happens. This makes the Physicians look bad. Things have to change.
He's very patient and informative. Seems very caring.
Office staff always disorganized. Said they had no record of the ZocDoc appointment.
Excellent Doctor. Have been seeing him for 7+ years. He will call and discuss labs, remind me on other follow ups. When I was stranded away from home without prescriptions, he went out of his way to help me get them filled. Best Doctor I have had in years.
He's been my doctor since 2001, and my wife's since 2007. I'm so grateful that I walked into DOCS 11 years ago and found him.
Dr. Altstein is always attentive and helpful and complies with my needed medication prescriptions and referrals. He always listens to my concerns.
Most thorough comprehensive care I have ever received.
sam is a great doctor. caring, compassionate, humane and knowledgable.
Fantastic! Very professional & courteous! Treats you like a human being.
Very professional and competent. Will definitely go back when needed.
Great insight and seems to be looking for the best overall answer, not just a quick fix. Very knowledgeable as well. Comfortable to talk to, highly recommended.
Dr. Alstein was very attentive and seemed knowledgable. Dr. Alstein and the staff proved concerned with the patients' needs and were ready to offer informed help. This was my first visit but I will definitely go back.
Ach, such a mensch. If he were gay I'd ask him out.
Dr. Altstein is a very good doctor, you give him your symptoms and he has your history right there with the list of medications. He’s caring, understanding in fact the whole staff members were very friendly and present.
A very thorough doctor who presented me with several possible treatment options. I'd highly recommend him.
Dr. Altstein responded to all my medical questions and needs with patience and diligence. He also immediately sent prescriptions directly to pharmacy. I have no complaints regarding Dr. Altstein and he planned a course of action for a reoccuring ear problem.
He listens!!! He's patient and allows you the time to discuss your ailment, then comes up with an appropriate action plan. Who could need anything more?
As always, Dr. Altstein is a consummate professional who gets things done in a quick yet detailed manner. I will continue to be his patient for years to come.
I've known Dr. Altstein for 5 years and would never go anywhere else.
Thoughtful, professional, and very helpful. Highly recommended!
Great guy, never makes you feel like he is in a rush. Always takes his time and asks questions. Just what you want from a Dr.
He's a fantastic doctor! Patient, takes the time to really listen to your concerns, very considerate.
sam altstein is a terrific doctor and an excellent human being. doesn't get much better than this. the clinic as a whole is OK. sometimes wait time is long. the staff's manner isn't fabulous. but it's worth it to see sam.
He's really a great, caring young doctor, with a great deal of knowledge and an upbeat attitude. He's been my GP for years.
Dr. Altstein was excellent, showed excellent diagnostic skills, and made the visit a very good experience. Thank you!
Fantastic doctor! I have been seeing him for several years. He is always thorough and has a friendly manner.
I saw him for muscle injury in summer 2012. He might have been busy that day, but I thought he was rushing the entire process. He spoke quickly and I felt he wasn't listening to me much. But the nurse there were friendly and the receptionists & office people were professional and helpful.
Dr. Alstein listen, engages and has a genuine interest when meeting with you. Many doctors are coming in and looking to get out as quickly as possible. Not Dr. Alstein.
Dr. Altstein always provides professional care in a friendly manner. What was unusual about this visit was the speed with which I was seen. I was called even before my appointment time. Generally wait times in this office are long - even when you have an appointment.
I felt as though Dr. Altstein saw me as a person, not just a patient. I'm actually looking forward to my annual physical, so I can see him again!
I was brought back exactly on my appointment time, and the nurse took my height and weight right away. Then, while I was waiting for the doctor (not too long) she came in to take my blood so I didn't have to wait longer after he saw me. She was super nice and great at finding my hard-to-find veins. I found Dr Altstein to be very easy to talk to, very accepting and sincere. I had a lot of questions, and he seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being and took time to answer me thoroughly. I didn't feel rushed at all. 5 stars from me.
Dr. Alstein was courteous and frank. He answered questions about three minor issues with confidence, and research I conducted afterward corroborated what he told me. I'll be back.
Doctor Altstein is great, but the administration that you have to go through to get to see the doctor is horrible. The office staff is rude and inflexible--a terrible experience.
Dr Alstein listened to me carefully and was very thorough in trying to find a solution to my health problems.
He's the best.
Dr Alstein is professional and personable and always takes the time to answer as many questions as you may have.
Very attentive to details and easy going.
As usual, a pleasure.
He's a caring and knowledgeable professional, he cares for the well being of his patients. He needs to post a new photo on z-Doc, like the rest of us, he's getting older. lol
Always delivers consistently great care!
It was a good visit. He was attentive.
I have been going to Dr. Altstein for years. He is caring and attentive. I have recommended him to many of my friends and co-workers.
He is a very concerned and skilled doctor.
I liked the nurse and doctor very much, I wish the wait time was managed better.
Dr. Alstein was very receptive and helpful with questions I had about my diet/exercise. I was very pleased with him and would highly recommend him to anyone
He answered my questions right away and made me aware of why I was sick
very fast and very personable!!
He was very polite & very informative.
Great doctor! Usually quick service but today, wait time was quite displeasing. 15 minute wait simply to make a co-pay as a result of staff gossiping about personal life.
Dr. Sam seems very competent.
Really helpful and personable. He had answers to a variety of questions and helpful suggestions.
I appreciated his candor and his approach to treating my medical issues. This was my first visit and I look forward to my follow up visit. He is interested in helping patients quit smoking and is genuinely interested in addresses the causes and triggers related to the habit. Highly recommend.
Dr. Alstein was great. Very relaxed, no pressure, and thorough while giving me all the time I needed.
The staff at Beth Israel Clinics in general are great and Dr. Altstein is a wonderful, caring doctor. I am happy to be his patient.
The staff was professional and helpful. The doctor was pleasant, informative and I will go back if I need to. I didn't really have a big concern so he didn't have to do a thorough exam or anything.
Really like how dr sam collaborates about my health
Dr. Altstein was thorough and kind. It is reassuring to have him for my primary care physician.
He was very thorough with a great personality. Felt very comfortable.
Sam has been my primary care physician for almost 15 years. He is smart doctor, great listener, and always gives me the best advice for whatever my ailment may be.
Dr. Alstein was attentive and provided print-out of my annual blood work-up without my even having to ask. He was right on.
I would highly recommend Dr. Altstein.
Dr. Altstein is a fantastic and very attentive physician. I recommend him highly!
Dr. Altstein responded to my concerns and did all to expedite new prescription orders and upcoming yearly blood work-up.
doc was great. Pre and post wait times totaled about an hour.
Dr. Alstein listens to you. He is also concerned about your long term health, not just fixing your latest problem.
Brisk but friendly
Fine. He listened to my reasons for visit and answered my questions.
I find him an excellent listener and very down to earth.
My visit with Dr Altstein was excellent. The entire staff at Beth Israel were professional and I flet like I was in capable, caring hands. Dr Altstein answered my questions and gave sound advise that I will act upon. 10 out of 10 !
Thought Dr Altstein was attentive and interested and thorough.
Doc Altstein is great. The receptionist (Michelle Williams? or something like that) let me sit there for 45 minutes because she forgot to log me in, even though both the doc and I were ready on time. DOCS on 23rd, no wonder people hate to go there. Get some real support for your excellent doctors!
Through, professional,courtious and charming.
Dr. Altstein's awesome. He puts you at ease and is freakin' hilarious. Love that guy...
Very knowledgeable and personable.
I have been a patient of Dr. Altstein for some time now and he is very professional and easy to talk to and in my opinion has an easy going personality that makes you feel comfortable.
Got blood work done and I got the results in th email without any explination, had to reach on the internet to see if they were good ranges as he never called me.
Dr. Altstein was a true pleasure...personable, articulate, thorough and sincerely caring. I asked that he would be my PCP and hope this can go into effect. Gotta say...am so pleased to have this clinic in my neighborhood. All my visits have been so helpful...that included Drs. Bowers, Uncyk and several nurses. It feels as if the whole staff has been trained to be uncommonly considerate.
Very understanding and easy to get along with. Made me feel very comfortable.
Dr. Altstein was very friendly and courteous! He gave me a referral expeditiously.
I have never written a review for a Dr before. Dr. Altstein is a great primary care physician. I have seen him 3 times 1st time I sliced my hand with an exacto knife and he gave me stiches, 2nd time I came in and I got a physical, 3rd time I needed to get some paperwork filled out for a procedure I am having. Every time he has given me the time I needed, asked me questions and really seemed like he cared. He makes me feel like I am in good hands and he is total professional. Also, office is clean and the staff is pretty friendly.
Doctor Altstein was incredibly professional, helpful, and thoughtful. I really appreciated his focus and patience. I'll definitely be seeing him again.
Bright, friendly, remembers me.
This is my second visit with Dr. Altstein, I like his level of care and his bedside manner. I will see him again.
he was nice but he seemed like he was in a rush during our appointment.
I have been with Dr. Altstein for a very long time and he is the very best, most caring, nicest doctor I've ever had.
He's my doc. for 10 years now, and I think he's terrific. So does my wife.
Dr. Altstein is a kind caring professional. He exhibits a style of care that I have not seen in other doctors. Dr. Altstein is genuinely concerned and makes me feel comfortable. I can't praise him enough.
As always Dr. Altstein is exceptional. He is caring patient and understanding. We have been patients of his for over 10 years. It is very hard to find a good doctor like him.
I saw Dr. Altstein as a walk in patient and I liked him so much that I made him my primary care physican.
Dr.Sam is the best. He talks to me the was I need him to and is never dismissive. He is so up on everything.
He listens and is very through. I highly recommend him
Love Dr. Altstein! Always pleasant and a total pro. Really knows his stuff. He also always refers me to equally great specialists when need be, and is available via e-mail for quick questions, which I consider a huge plus. My husband and I have been patients of his for years and I really can't recommend him highly enough.
Dr. Altstein has been my doctor for over a decade. What greater endorsement may I offer? His skilled care has been a great comfort through a wide variety of both minor and serious health issues. Of particular value is his network of excellent specialists. I have always been happy with his referrals to surgeons, neurologist, physical therapist, etc.
Efficient, friendly, personable. Highly recommend.
professional, thorough, knowledgeable, caring, a little irritable
known him for longer than this website has been around. Does that tell you?
Awesome doctor who really cares and listens to you. Took the extra time, went the extra mile.