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About Dr. Craig Alter

Dr. Craig Alter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in King Of Prussia, PA, with other offices in King Of Prussia, PA and Exton, PA (and 4 other locations). He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatrics. Dr. Alter is affiliated with Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Craig Alter is Good. Dr. Craig Alter has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Craig Alter is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

SPECIALTY CARE AND SURGERY CENTER

210 Mall Blvd
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

550 S Goddard Blvd
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
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Childrens Healthcare Associates Inc.

481 John Young Way
Exton, PA 19341
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Children's Surgical Assoc

500 W Butler Ave
Chalfont, PA 18914
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707 Alexander Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
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1245 Highland Ave
Abington, PA 19001
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100 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Specialties

Dr. Craig Alter has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatric Endocrinology

    Endocrinologists treat disorders related to our glands and the hormones they produce. Because hormones play a key role in the growth and development of children, these conditions often pose different threats to children than they do adults. That’s where a pediatric endocrinologist comes in.
    They can diagnose and treat hormonal disorders such as abnormal thyroid function, growth complications and early or delayed puberty. Ambiguous genitals as well as ovarian and testicular dysfunction are also part of their expertise. Childhood obesity, diabetes and problems with low blood sugar also tie back to hormone function and may require consulting with a pediatric endocrinologist.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Growth Disorders
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Thyroid Diseases

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Reviews

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Awful

This doctor completely ignored my sons medical history and focused solely on a secluded six month period of time. Didn't look at records, didn't look at growth curve. Refused to answer questions. Seemed like he had us "figured out" from the second we walked in. He admitted that my child was genetically disproportionate but said oh he's just short. I would never in a million years see this doctor again. Maybe he's only interested in a paycheck. Doctors should help people. Good thing for second opinions

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Nice, but no help

7 months to get the appointment to only be soon for a few minutes and be told there was no reason we needed to be there. This could have been told to me on the phone or in a letter. please don't take someones hard earned money for no reason. We needed his help and he wouldn't give it.

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Two Stars

Professional and understanding with years of experience, a really pleasant experience

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One Star

Dr. Alter was great with our child BUT he was rushed in our visit, did not ask us questions regarding symptoms, said, "goodbye" without giving us a summary of our appointment leaving us confused as to the next steps, wrote a letter to our primary with incorrect information, when questioned about that he said, "it is standard on the form and all he has to do is delete it." Our daughter gained an enormous amount of weight rapidly and during our appointment he mentioned how she not only gained weight but abnormal height as well. He then went on to say that she is just obese and he is not a therapist for obesity. We will NOT be going back to him.

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Five Stars

Dr. Alter clealy enjoys his work---he spent the time to interract with my 7 year old, making sure she was comfortable before jumping into the medical questions. He was not rushed---which was pretty astonishing given that there is a 6 month wait to see him. Also, he returned my email within 20 minutes, and gave me the lab results. I recommend him with the highest rating!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Alter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Harvard University

    Graduated in 1987

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Craig Alter accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Amerihealth
    • AmeriHealth HMO, POS, DPOS
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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