Dr. Samuel Altstein, DO

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309 West 23rd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10011

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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.

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He is always straightforward, thoughtful, clear in his descriptions and instructions.

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I feel very comfortable speaking with Dr Altstein about my medical issues and he is very knowledgeable and always puts me at ease while having a good corse of action. I highly recommend him.

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Always time well spent

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He’s the best

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What a fantastic doctor! Personable, clear, professional. Didn't waste time, and hear all my questions and concerns.

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Dr. Altstein is simply the best doctor you could ever have. Ethical, knowledgeable and kind. He has been my PCP for over nearly 20 years.

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Dr Altstein was professional, attentive, and had a clear plan of treatment after hearing my specific issues. Our visit wasn't very long, which I appreciate, but he was able to answer all of my questions and leave me feeling confident in his abilities.

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Excellent in every respect.

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This is a wonderful office. It is always efficient. I've been here several times as a drop-in and they have always managed to see me within an hour; today, with an appointment, I barely had time to take my coat off before a nurse was summoning me into an exam room. I highly recommend this practice. Dr. Altstein is calm, engaging, and clear.

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I really like Dr. Altstein. He is collaborative and attentive. The office used to be not as well run, and I'd wait around way too long. But my last few visits have been notably better.

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Dr. Altstein, as well as the rest of the staff, were efficient, friendly, and respectful of my time.

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He was very professional, pleasant and covered all basis for my annual checkup.

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Amazing. He listened and answered to all my concerns.

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Dr. Altstein has been my life saver, literally. I am fortunate to have him as my primary care doctor.

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Dr. Altstein is empathetic and thoughtful, and I feel that he helps me understand my health options and create realistic plans. Takes all the time we need, no sense of being rushed.

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Great doctor!

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He is the best of the best.

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Very professional and kind!

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Very helpful.

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Dr. Altstein is a highly competent, very thorough physician. He's the best! The nurses and staff are great, too. Would highly recommend.

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Dr. Altstein was, as usual, friendly and personable and answered my questions thoughtfully and precisely. He told me exactly why we were doing what we were doing and what possible further treatment options might be. He is very reassuring and down to earth. A great guy overall.

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Overall - appt was great. In person, everything was great and the staff was friendly and personable. Over the phone, service was terrible. The receptionist was rude, didn't provide her name, and was less than helpful.

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This was my first time at this clinic. I went for my annual physical. Receptionists and nurses were all helpful and friendly. Didn't have to wait at all. They checked my vitals and did all the tests quickly but without rushing. They asked questions to establish health status. The doctor was easy to talk. The clinic and the staff made me feel comfortable. The clinic itself is also very clean, bright and welcoming. I will definitely be sticking with it for my next checkups.

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Really great doctor. So glad I found him.

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The doctor himself seemed very kind and knowledgeable, but the visit was a bit perfunctory. The check-in person and nurse were great. The woman who checked me out was for some reason borderline hostile from the moment I walked up to the desk. Left a bad taste in my mouth, for sure.

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Samuel Alstein gives you all the time you need and I recommend him as a GP!

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Great doctor, extremely friendly and competent!

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Dr. Alstein was professional and seemed well informed. He was very quick with our appointment and just ran quickly through a list of check points and suggested me to specialist. Overall the entire staff was polite but efficient and quick so keep that in mind if you are person who needs extra time and attention.

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Fast and efficient!

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Dr. Alstein is great. He's one of the few doctors I've met who treats his patients like partners--actually going through the chart with you, explaining what he'd like to test and why. What a refreshing experience.

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discussed personal and sensitive matters with professionalism.

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He always listens to my latest concerns and recommends advise.

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The appointment was canceled by his office a few days before the appointment.

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Great doctor. Barely had to wait. He spent a lot of time with me, was extremely personable, and didn't rush through the appointment at all. Very happy I chose Dr. Altstein as my PCP.

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I consuder it a blessing that I found Dr Altstein nesrly 20 years ago. Ethical, smart and kind.

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Great doctor

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Great doctor explain. Things well. Very aprochable

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My PCP recently left this practice, so I've had to find a new doctor. I really like Dr. Altstein and will rely on him going forward. He is terrific.

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Dr. Altstein was down to earth and kind. He did a wonderful job of answering my questions. Highly recommend!

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Great as always !