Dr. David Hershel Alpers MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. David Alpers is a gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, Missouri and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 54 years. Dr. Alpers accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 24 doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and one of 26 at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Functional & Motility Disorders, Malabsorption, Nutrition

Clinical Interests: Drug Development

Hospital Affiliation

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Ranked #23 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1960–1962

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1964–1967

Harvard Medical School
Class of 1960

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 47 years in Internal Medicine

MO State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (AGAF), American Gastroenterological Association

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Publications & Presentations

Intraluminal bioavailability of divalent cations.
Alpers, D. H.

Gastric intrinsic factor: The gastric and small intestinal stages of cobalamin absorption. A personal journey.
Alpers, D. H.,Russell-Jones, G.

Novel in vitro model for studying hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury using liver cubes.
DuBray, B. J.,Conzen, K. D.,Upadhya, G. A.,Balachandran, P.,Jia, J.,Knolhoff, B. L.,Alpers, D. H.,Mohanakumar, T.,Chapman, W. C.,Anderson, C. D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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