Dr Donald M Beckstead, MD - Medicare Family Medicine in Altoona, PA

Dr Donald M Beckstead, MD is a medicare enrolled "Family Medicine" physician in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He went to University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and graduated in 1984 and has 36 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Family Medicine. He is a member of the group practice Upmc Altoona and his current practice location is 501 Howard Ave, Suite F2, Altoona, Pennsylvania. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (814) 889-2701.

Dr Donald M Beckstead is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania (license number MD034560E) and he also participates in the medicare program. He accepts medicare assignments (which means he accepts the Medicare-approved amount; you will not be billed for any more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance) and his NPI Number is 1225080526.

Contact Information

Dr Donald M Beckstead, MD
501 Howard Ave, Suite F2,
Altoona, PA 16601-4882
(814) 889-2701
(814) 889-7864

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Physician's Profile

Full NameDr Donald M Beckstead
GenderMale
SpecialityFamily Medicine
Experience36 Years
Location501 Howard Ave, Altoona, Pennsylvania
Accepts Medicare AssignmentsYes. He accepts the Medicare-approved amount; you will not be billed for any more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance.
  Medical Education and Training:
  • Dr Donald M Beckstead attended and graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1984
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1225080526
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 05/16/2006
  • Last Update Date: 06/23/2011
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 1759386535
  • Enrollment ID: I20100315000209

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for Dr Donald M Beckstead such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.
IdentifierTypeStateIssuer
1225080526NPI-NPPES
0010415090003MedicaidPA
P000526OtherPAGATEWAY HEALTH PLAN
080090092OtherRAILROAD MEDICARE
10483OtherPAGEISINGER HEALTH PLAN
091524OtherPAHIGHMARK BC/BS
1549014OtherPAGATEWAY HEALTH PLAN OB
203699OtherPAUPMC HEALTH PLAN
74020OtherPAUNISON HEALTH PLAN

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
207Q00000XFamily Medicine MD034560E (Pennsylvania)Primary

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital NameLocationType
Upmc AltoonaAltoona, PAAcute Care Hospital

Group Practice Association

Group Practice NameGroup PECOS PAC IDNo. of Members
Upmc Altoona8426962465102

Medicare Reassignments

Some practitioners may not bill the customers directly but medicare billing happens through clinics / group practice / hospitals where the provider works. Medicare reassignment of benefits is a mechanism by which practitioners allow third parties to bill and receive payment for medicare services performed by them. Dr Donald M Beckstead allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NameUpmc Altoona
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1487604179
PECOS PAC ID: 8426962465
Enrollment ID: O20040406001053
Entity NameUpmc Altoona
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1437100765
PECOS PAC ID: 8426962465
Enrollment ID: O20040406001118

Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment

Any physician or other eligible professional who prescribes Part D drugs must either enroll in the Medicare program or opt out in order to prescribe drugs to their patients with Part D prescription drug benefit plans. Dr Donald M Beckstead is enrolled with medicare and thus, if eligible, can prescribe medicare part D drugs to patients with medicare part D benefits.

Mailing Address and Practice Location

Mailing AddressPractice Location Address
Dr Donald M Beckstead, MD
501 Howard Ave, Suite F2,
Altoona, PA 16601-4882

Ph: (814) 889-2020
Dr Donald M Beckstead, MD
501 Howard Ave, Suite F2,
Altoona, PA 16601-4882

Ph: (814) 889-2701

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