About Dr. Richard S Altman Jr MD

Dr. Richard S Altman Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lancaster, PA, with other offices in Elizabethtown, PA and Lancaster, PA (and 3 other locations). He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Lancaster General Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard S Altman Jr is Poor. Dr. Richard S Altman Jr has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard S Altman Jr is 2.5 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Richard S Altman Jr has 6 locations

get directions REGIONAL GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES OF LANCASTER
2104 Harrisburg Pike Ste 300
Lancaster, PA 17601
get directions REGIONAL GI
426 Cloverleaf Rd
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
get directions LANCASTER GASTROENTEROLOGY INC
2112 Harrisburg Pike Ste 202
Lancaster, PA 17601
get directions REGIONAL GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES
4140 Oregon Pike
Ephrata, PA 17522
get directions Regional Gi
2112 Harrisburg Pike Ste 202
Lancaster, PA 17601
get directions Regional Gi
4140 Oregon Pike
Ephrata, PA 17522

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Specialties

Dr. Richard S Altman Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard S Altman Jr has the following 10 expertise

  • Hepatitis C
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Celiac Disease
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Constipation
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Reviews

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shove me aside

I feel that this doctor tried at first to help me but then got tired of trying or did not know what to do to help me. His nurse had no idea what she was talking about and was rude. I had to keep talking to her rather than him for a problem and she did not know what to tell me. He should have called..

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Irresponsible to have patients wait nearly an hour after having spent all night doing bowel prep, you have the phone number.. for god's sake, call your patients and tell them to come in later.

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Five Stars

I went to see Dr Altman 10 years ago for an ailment. I recently needed to see him again. He is very knowledgeable, professional and honest. I would recommend him to anyone who needed a Gastro Dr.

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Only go to this doctor if healthy....

They appear to prefer healthy patients with routine office visits. When I was at my sickest I was not able to get an appointment. There was not a lot of care for a sick patient and I did not call them very often at all. Was very disappointed.

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15.0 minutes
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rip off

$260.00 for less than 3 minutes-----great way to force people to come in and schedule a colonoscopy, instead of calling----no purpose to office visitAND "I found nothing" verbally infront of my wife and the nurse...but billed for whole thing because he WROTE hemorraghing hemorroid....wow....how much blood was there...a pencil point?

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1974

  • U S Department Of Veterans Affairs

    Residency

  • Dr. Richard S Altman Jr Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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