Kathleen A. Alter, MD

My Approach to Your Wellness

My philosophy of medicine is to treat patients in the same way I would want my mother, father, husband, sister or any other member of my family to be treated. I pride myself on having the ability to listen, get to know my patients as a person and involve them in medical decision making. When needed, I send my patients to specialists I would choose for myself. In my office I provide primary care, internal medicine and have a special interest in cardiovascular health, preventative medicine, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol disorders and women’s health.

I am one of the few female physicians in the Greater Cincinnati area of Ohio offering this type of personalized healthcare approach to internal medicine. My patients come from all over the Cincinnati area including Fairfield, Forest Park and Hamilton, as well as Indian Hill, Blue Ash, Montgomery and Loveland; I even have patients from south as far as Northern Kentucky. I am affiliated with Mercy Health Fairfield as an active staff physician and pride myself on the fact that I see my own patients while they are hospitalized.
2960 Mack Road, Suite 210
Fairfield, OH 45014

Physician Profile


University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1975
Magna Cum Laude
Medical School
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH
Doctorate of Medicine 1981
The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Internal Medicine 1983-1984
The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Internal Medicine 1984-1986



Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine
Ohio State Medical Association

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Volunteer Faculty, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Internal Medicine Ambulatory Clerkship 1995-present
Volunteer Faculty, Physician Assistant Program, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH 2000-present
Volunteer Faculty, Nurse Practitioner Program, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 2005-present
Board of Directors, Butler County Imaging Center and Ancillary Services 2008-2010
Mercy Health Partners
- Vice-Chair, Regional Physician Council 2005-2007
- Board of Trustees 2003-2005
President, Medical Staff, Mercy Fairfield Hospital 2003-2005

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Fairfield Hospital
Bethesda North Hospital

Honors and Awards

Blankenhorn Society Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine 1995
Women of Excellence Award, West Chester Chamber of Commerce 2001


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Ramona

    Dr. Alter is the best! I came down with acute bronchial asthma and in less than a heart beat Dr. Alter made arrangements for a roo...

  • Member: Patricia

    I had emergency surgery and Dr. Alter was there every step of the way. She visited me daily in the hospital, saw that I needed a p...