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About Dr. Alan Burshell
Dr. Alan Burshell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Orleans, LA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Burshell is affiliated with Ochsner Hospital For Children, Summit Hospital and Northshore Regional Medical Center. Dr. Burshell has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Alan Burshell has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Alan Burshell has the following 13 expertise
- Addison Disease
- Cushing Disease
- Diabetes (Types I & II)
- Gland Issues
- Pituitary Diseases
- Thyroid Diseases
Dr. Alan Burshell has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Alan Burshell is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Very unprofessional.He giggled the whole 10 minutes that he spent with me.Not even sure that he looked at my MRI results that clearly indicated pituitary shrinkage or my hormone test that indicated major imbalance.Was very quick to diagnose me as depressed, and send me on my way (because I have a family history of depression. When I have NO family history of depression what so ever!!)
I was referred to Dr. Burshell for treatment with my thyroid cancer. He was very warm, personable, patient, and candid about my condition, treatment and went the extra mile to uncover and research some undiagnosed conditions that effected my current illness. Three days after my initial visit with Dr. Burshell Hurricane Katrina hit making it impossible for him to treat my cancer. He personally called me numerous times at home concerned about my lack of treatment and coordinated my treatment at MD Anderson in Houston and follow-up with him. On all my follow-up visits he has taken extra time with me to answer all my questions about my health as well as continue to research other health problems. I have the highest regard for Dr. Burshell and his staff.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2013)
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Dr. Burshell is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Ochsner Hospital For Children
Northshore Regional Medical Center
St Anne General Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Kenner Regional Medical Center
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center
42 Years Experience
Temple University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
Stanford University School Of Medicine
Dr. Alan Burshell accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS LA BlueConnect HMO POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsOCHSNER MEDICAL CENTER, 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA
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