Alan Altman, MD

Dr. Altman was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, received his MD degree from the New York University School of Medicine, and then on to Harvard for internship and residency. He maintained a practice for 34 years in Boston where he was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. Upon leaving Boston, Dr. Altman moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he is a Consultative Gynecologist for Menopause and Female Sexual Dysfunction. In 2003, Dr Altman stopped accepting any medical insurance because he felt that his time with patients was being limited and controlled by the managed care restrictions of insurance companies. This has allowed him to spend at least an hour with each patient during the initial consultation so that patients are comfortable and have plenty of time to talk, listen and learn. Follow-up visits are as long as needed, either in person or by phone. He also offers phone consultations to women who don't have access to a specialist in Dr. Altman's areas of expertise, so that many more can benefit from his guidance and advice.
Dr. Altman is a Past-President of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), one of the foremost academic and clinical research societies dedicated to women's sexual function and dysfunction. He is a member of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Dr. Altman is the author of "Making Love the Way We Used to… or Better; Secrets to satisfying mid life sexuality." He has written a number of chapters on menopause and female sexual dysfunction in academic textbooks that are read by physicians and healthcare providers around the world.
Dr. Altman is especially proud of his contribution as Medical Consultant to the award-winning documentary, "Hot Flash Havoc," about menopause, hormones, the misrepresentation of the WHI Study and it's negative impact on so many millions of women who threw away their hormones.
Dr Altman has been well known throughout his career as an educator both of patients, medical students, residents and physicians including gynecologists, gynecologic nurse practitioners and primary care providers. He is an internationally known lecturer, still very actively lecturing and teaching both nationally and internationally. 

His other strong point is his interaction with patients. One patient who had been searching for a female gynecologist kept hearing that she should see Dr. Altman. When she finished the hour consultation, she looked at him and said, "Dr. Altman you are a female gynecologist." He has the ability to listen, hear what is being said, empathize, and give patients more than enough time to tell their stories. His answers to questions and his patient education is done in a way that patients can easily understand so their options become clearer and they can make better healthcare and lifestyle decisions.