Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Internal Medicine
2960 Mack Road Suite 210
Fairfield, OH 45014 Get Directions
Kathleen A. Alter, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each 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 Tom & Nancy in OH March 26, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

My MDVIP doctor, Kathleen Alter, Fairfield, Oh has saved my life at least three or four times. She is the best, and I want to thank her. Tom Hilton, Cincinnati, Oh.

Tom and I are so thankful many years ago when Bob Faul highly recommended you as a possible doctor for both of us. You have gone way beyond our expectations, and I am so grateful for the many times that you have helped Tom… See more

from Kay in OH March 11, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

My first wellness check was a real shocker to me. I thought I was in pretty good shape for an aging lady. Thanks for finding the serious problems and helping to correct them. And for helping me deal with most of the niggling aches and pains of growing old. I appreciate your kindness ,humor,patience,and knowledge.Thank you for being there

from Linda S in OH March 10, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Alter's for over 30 years, and I consider her a friend as well as my physician. I am grateful that she listens to me, respects my feelings, and now, thanks to the MDVIP program, has time to just sit and visit with me. We can share grandmother stories, our concerns, and the things we enjoy. I know she cares about my health-both physical and mental-and that she… See more

from Nina in OH March 9, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

I've been a patient of Dr. Alter since, at least, the 1980's. We not only discuss my health but also our families (sometimes even a problem in the news). One of my daughters is also a patient. Her office staff is very friendly and helpful, always getting me a prompt visit or return phone call. I feel I don't just go to the doctor's office, I visit with friends. Although I… See more

from Bobbi in OH March 8, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Dr. Alter is an excellent doctor. She is kind and cares for her patients. Before she became part of MDVIP, she was always extremely busy. I had severe pain one evening and a temperature. When I called her office the next morning she had me come in right away and saw me quickly. After an examination, she sent me to the hospital right away. One kidney had shut down and while I was there… See more

from Dorothy in OH March 7, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Thank you, Dr. Alter, for taking good care of me as I age. Appreciate your keeping watch over my blood count and making sure I don't have anemia.
Also thank you for recommending a very good surgeon to do my knee replacement surgery, Dr. Thomas, and facilitating my contact.

from John in OH March 5, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Dr Alter is legendary in the hospital where she admits her patients. I mentioned her name in another office and all the staff present stiffened up as if the general was expected through the door. This reflects her dedication to her patients' needs. I have had to call her outside office hours and she was most accomodating. She is always available, and her staff is as well, and most… See more

from Ronna in OH March 2, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD
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I have been a long time patient of Dr Alter's and love her as a friend. As a patient with chronic health problems, I have needed an advocate at times. She has taken excellent care of me and has been a great advocate when I needed one. Knowing she is available as my MDVIP physician gives me much peace, especially when we are traveling. Thank you, Dr Alter, for many years of great care and… See more

from Ottie in OH March 1, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

It is very comforting to be able to speak to the Dr. anytime you have a question or you need advice about a specialist. The staff is very pleasant and helpful and when you do need to see the Dr. you are not rushed or hurried out. If you see Dr. Alter when you are out and about she will always know your name and will stop and exchange pleasantries with you, this is a nice touch.

from Bonita in OH March 1, 2018 for Kathleen A. Alter, MD

Dr. Alter has been there for me since I joined MDVIP. From annual physicals to the weekend phone call for unexpected problems, she has helped me when I most needed it.