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Dr. Astier M Alem has the following 2 specialties
A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.
- 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. Astier M Alem has the following 10 expertise
- Chronic Renal Disease
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Kidney Disease
- Kidney Biopsy
- End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Dr. Astier M Alem is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Fine with routine visits. Very poor response to urgent phone messages or situations. One office staff member rigid, even rude. When I changed doctors, it took 6 weeks to get copy of my medical records and that was after written request and two written reminders of request. HIPPA requires records be provided In 30 days.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2014, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
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26 Years Experience
Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
Yale University School Of Medicine
Dr. Astier M Alem accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- First Health PPO
- Moda Health First Choice Network
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
Regence Health Plans
- Regence Evergreen Health Partners
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
Locations & DirectionsEastside Nephrology And Hypertension, 13030 121st Way NE Ste 102, Kirkland, WA
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