About Dr. Howard G Altman

Dr. Howard G Altman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Altman has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Howard G Altman is Great. Dr. Howard G Altman has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Howard G Altman is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATES PC

1342 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 745-1612

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Specialties

Dr. Howard G Altman has the following 1 specialty

  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.<br>These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Howard G Altman has the following 7 expertise

  • Prostatitis
  • Bladder Issues
  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Kidney Stones

Board Certifications

Dr. Howard G Altman is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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TOP NOTCH DOCTOR

dr altman complete knowledgeable in his specialty, been seeing him since 2011, his bedside manners is very relaxing, always has an answer to your problem

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Five Stars

Best in Philadelphia area

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MISDIAGNOSED

I'm 63 years old ... Dr. Altman examined me and said I had a hard nodule on the left side of my prostate, and that I needed a biopsy ... At first I panicked, but one of my buddies told me to get a second opinion ... I'm glad I did ... The second Uro told me that though my prostate is slightly enlarged, he felt no such hard nodule, and had me examined by one of his associates to be doubly sure ... Since, I've had two other exams at 6 month intervals, and so far so good ... Guys do yourself a favor, I know it's a pain in the #ss literally, but get a second opinion ... It's better than having an unneccesary biopsy.

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Five Stars

Dr. Altman is one of the best doctors I have ever seem. He answered all my questions and put my mind at ease. I recommend him highly!!!

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Professional and Excellent Diagnostician

Dr. Altman is very professional. He spends as much time as necessary to diagnose and when you have a problem he will answer all of your questions. He doesn't volunteer a whole lot of information; so the onus is on the patient to ask. I suspect this is why the previous reviewer gave him a poor rating. While he comes across as "clinical" he is an excellent diagnostician who really does care about his patients. He not only caught my prostate cancer early, but he also recommended a great surgeon when surgery became necessary.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1983

  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Howard G Altman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATES PC, 1342 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA
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