Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Internal Medicine
2960 Mack Road Suite 210
Fairfield, OH 45014 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My philosophy of medicine is to treat patients in the same way I would want any member of my family to be treated. I pride myself on having the ability to listen, get to know my patients as people and involve them in medical decision making. When needed, I send my patients to specialists who I would choose for my own care. I provide primary care, internal medicine and have special interests in cardiovascular health, preventive medicine, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol disorders and women’s health.

I am one of the few female internal medicine physicians in the Greater Cincinnati area of Ohio offering this concierge-like, personalized healthcare approach. My patients come from all over Cincinnati, including Fairfield, Forest Park and Hamilton, as well as Indian Hill, Blue Ash, Montgomery and Loveland. I even have patients as far south as northern Kentucky. I am a staff physician with Mercy Health Fairfield and pride myself on seeing my own patients if they are hospitalized.

Dr. Alter's Credentials

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The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Internal Medicine 1984-1986

The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Internal Medicine 1983-1984

Medical School:
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH
Doctorate of Medicine 1981

University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1975
Magna Cum Laude

American Board of Internal Medicine
Mercy Fairfield Hospital
Bethesda North Hospital
Blankenhorn Society Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine 1995
Women of Excellence Award, West Chester Chamber of Commerce 2001
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
American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine
Ohio State Medical Association
from Carolyn March 30, 2017 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

She is my doctor, friend and a wise counselor. So glad I have had her for a doctor for many years

from Joyce March 30, 2017 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

My husband Bill and I have been going to Dr. Alter for about 22years now. I don't know what we would do without her. She is not only a great doctor she is one of our best friends. We share stories about life and children and laugh and cry together.She is a blessing.I have been a nurse for 36 years and Have never come across as good a doctor as she is. We both trust her with our life.She… See more

from Russell David March 28, 2017 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Nothing but positives for her over the past 25+ years

from Harry March 28, 2017 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Doctor Kathleen Alter has been my primary for at least 25 years,I have nothing but prase for this wonderful lady. Doctor Alter is a caring doctor who has the ability to listen to your concerns and offer her advice from many years of experience.

from Joyce March 28, 2017 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Dr. Kathleen Alter is just amazing. She really listens to your concerns, fears, and symptoms. She has been such a blessing to me. I like how she makes suggestions on how to use natural health solutions rather than medicine to solve some of my heath concerns. I feel she has my best interest and more like a friend who really cares about me. I really thank God for Dr. Kathleen Alter.

from Toni March 21, 2017 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

We consider Dr. Alter to be not only our personal physician,but our friend. It is so great to be able to contact her at a moments notice, even when we were on vacation in California. Joe became ill with severe stomach cramps. It turned out to be only a virus, but the people in the
emergency Room couldn't beleive that our doctor actually called them on the phone to make sure they… See more

from Gloria in OH March 14, 2016 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Dr Alter is fantastic. I have the utmost confidence in her as my physician. I appreciate that she doesn't load me up with a lot of unnecessary medication. She genuinely cares about her patients. After my first wellness physical. I wasn't happy with my numbers and was inspired to lose weight and improve my health. Dr Alter has been very encouraging and supportive. I have lost 40 lbs… See more

from Carrie in OH March 3, 2016 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

I really count on being able to contact Dr. Alter when I need. She has eased so many of my concerns over the years. She is personable and has a fantastic bed side manner. I can always count on being taken care of whether in the office or at home. Being in MDVIP just makes it even better. I won't leave Dr. Alter!

from Ramona in OH February 9, 2015 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

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 room at the hospital for me. She came in to check on me daily and followed up thoroughly. She still checks in on me. If I have any questions about medications or need refills, she takes care of it immediately. Dr. Alter is a very friendly, down to earth doctor and… See more

from Patricia in OH February 24, 2014 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

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 private room and a direct line to draw blood and administer medications, rather than being stuck several times a day. She also go a surgeon she trusted to go my surgery, even though it was a weekend. All this really helped my time in the hospital and made for a… See more

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year