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About Dr. Steven L Alabaster
Dr. Steven L Alabaster, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Federal Way, WA. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Alabaster is affiliated with MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, Chi Franciscan Health St Francis Hospital and St Elizabeth Hospital. He speaks English.
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Dr. Steven L Alabaster has the following 2 specialties
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
- 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.<br>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. Steven L Alabaster has the following 10 expertise
- Celiac Disease
- Abdominal Pain
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Hepatitis C
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
Dr. Steven L Alabaster is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Steven L Alabaster - Posted on March 9th, 2016
I just have to say that Dr. Alabaster and his team are absolutely amazing. Susan, the CRNA made sure I was comfortable and at ease for both my, colonoscopy and EGD. I was so nervous the first time and Susan made sure that everything was going to be okay. After my procedures (different days) they followed up with me, calling me to see if there had been any changes. I to this day can not believe how courteous and caring Dr. Alabaster's team is. I wish he was a family doctor so I could see him for other issues! I am not the person to ever get online and write reviews about anyone. I work for Swedish, and no matter what, I will always see Dr Alabaster for any future GI issues, and always refer him to anyone seeking GI help! Thank you so much!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Steven L Alabaster - Posted on April 24th, 2015
after multiple visits
Self-verified patient of Dr. Steven L Alabaster - Posted on December 14th, 2011
Dr. Alabaster was thorough with his imaging and imaging-related procedures, and interpretations, but if the problem resided outside of the images (such as my wife's condition) then getting recommended further action(s) and/or professional insight from him was like pulling teeth. His time spent with us after procedures averaged 3-5 minutes. Requesting further info was slim to non-existent. We ended up going to a different doctor.
This Dr could not care less about his patients. Sadly
Self-verified patient of Dr. Steven L Alabaster - Posted on November 12th, 2011
Self-verified patient of Dr. Steven L Alabaster - Posted on May 29th, 2011
This doctor performed a colonoscopy and sent me home with no information about houw bad my bleeding colon was. Two days later I was in the ER, after severe blood loss. A young surgeon saved my life, but not until after I fired this doctor and two of his associates. I would seek treatment from my cat's veterinarian before letting this man come near me again. Terrible manner, poor communication, lacks compassion. The gastroenterologist said he did not believe in probiotics when I asked about them.
Dr. Alabaster is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
44 Years Experience
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1974
University Of New Mexico Health Sciences
Dr. Steven L Alabaster Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
More about Dr. Steven L Alabaster
Dr. Steven Alabaster received his undergraduate from Memphis State University. He received his Medical Doctorate and did his Internship at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis. He started his Residency training in Emergency Medicine at Los Angeles County Hospital/University of Southern California and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Los Angeles. His Fellowship in Gastroenterology was completed at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Dr. Alabaster is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Alabaster enjoys spending family time with his wife and two children, classical music, bicycling, basketball, and long days at the cabin.
Locations & DirectionsDIGESTIVE HEALTH SPECIALISTS, 33915 1st Way S Ste 200, Federal Way, WA
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