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About Dr. Steven T Alter

Dr. Steven T Alter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Westford, MA. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Alter is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Alter has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

121 Ratings with 71 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Steven T Alter is Great. Dr. Steven T Alter has been rated by 121 patients. From those 121 patients 71 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Steven T Alter is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Orthopedic Surgical Associates

506 Groton Rd Ste 3
Westford, MA 01886
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Specialties

Dr. Steven T Alter has the following 3 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand
  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Hand Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Dupuytren's Contracture

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Reviews

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Like well-oiled machinery with YOUR care in mind!

Careful to treat the patient, and yet clear & direct- making sure that each patient's experience is thorough and complete (and in such a short visit so you can get back to your busy life!) And it is not just him, he has created both a highly functioning system for patient care (like nothing I have seen before) and a staff that is over-the-top qualified, caring and committed to high-quality care at a fraction of the patient's time!

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Finger Surgery

I had 2 surgeries on my finger, so I was in and out of Dr. Alter's office for a whole year, I was so happy with the way I was treated from everyone in the office. Everything from scheduling to insurance, x-rays, nurses and Dr. Alter and his NP Roula I couldn't have asked for better treatment. Dr.Alter is an all business and gets right to the point kind of doctor- no sugar coating here, but was amazing I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone. I was was made to feel very comfortable in a situation that was a little nerve racking. Bottom line I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Alter!

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Five Stars

i had my wrist re-broken by excel in 13 then waited 6 months and found steven, and her did surgery on my wrist and i was very satisfied with his work.

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Dr Alter

Dr Alter has been a pleasure to be my doctor though my triceps repair surgery. Very profession, knowledgable, and understanding

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Nothing was worse than this experience

I wish I could have recorded this experience because it was truly awful. I have had issues with a condition in my hand for 2.5 years. The first surgeon I saw has moved away and left his practice. The second was a referrral and too far and this doctor was close so I figured that with my records and a quick look, this would be a simple visit with a minor surgery recommendation. First of all, his PA was awesome. What a lovely man. He had a great bedside manner and was very thorough. It's too bad he wasn't the actual surgeon. After a review of history and some testing the doctor came in and pretty much said "I can't help you." The reason was because I have had bad reactions to cortisone shots in the past. He said multiple times "I'm not doing it." "I don't think surgery would fix you." Finally, when I asked if I was supposed to live in this pain for the rest of my life, he said "Yes, possibly." He recommended that I go back to my previous doctor. I explained that it was difficult to take the time from work needed to travel as far as I was and he said "Well, take a day out of work then." He was rude, inconsiderate and not someone I would recommend anyone who wants to be treated with dignity or as a human being should go see. I left embarrassed and ashamed and literally in tears. I am an intelligent human being who was looking for help from a man who took an oath to help people and this man clearly had no itention of doing that. I would rate him 0 stars if possible. I did call the previous doctor and saw him two days later. He said "Since you haven't done well with cortisone, looks like surgery is the answer." I told him of my experience with Dr. Alter and he was very confused. I feel that I was just not that exciting and this doctor did not care to take my case. I hope you consider this before you see this doctor. I still have residual grief from this visit and pray that the medical board reviews this man.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • New England Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Steven T Alter accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Orthopedic Surgical Associates, 506 Groton Rd Ste 3, Westford, MA

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