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Internal Medicine

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UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Arthritis and Internal Medicine - UPMC
Shadyside Place
580 S. Aiken Ave.
Suite 430
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 682-2434

UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center - Wexford
117 VIP Dr.
Suite 120
Wexford, PA 15090
Scheduling Phone:
(724) 935-1130


Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN

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November 23, 2016

we waited an hour for our appointment. I must say the doctor spent a lot of time with us explaining everything.

November 22, 2016

I am very pleased with my care.

November 16, 2016

waited an hour in the exam room for my doctor only to find he wasn't in the office that day.

November 10, 2016

He has been our doctor for many years. We will continue to see him.

November 07, 2016

excellent doctor, great listener and communicator, very thorough, schedule was full, but I was squeezed in since I'm having an issue, which I appreciated.

November 04, 2016

I believe Dr. Achkar is the best doctor I have ever had .He is such an intelligent doctor. He is so thorough and takes such good care of me .

November 04, 2016

After calling the office with a request to be seen earlier than my scheduled appt. in December, Dr. Achtar called me at home at 8:00PM and asked me if I could come to his office at 10:30 the next morning. I very much appreciated this!

October 14, 2016

very efficient

October 14, 2016

I love the care I get for my condition. he always has time to spend with me and very thorough. he is very reassuring about my course of treatment and goes over every aspect of treatment and my needs. very happy with my doctor

October 11, 2016

Dr. Achkar was extremely pleasant and kind. He took lots of time to explain all so that I understood completly. He offered advice on my seeing another physician and made reccomendations as too who. He was not rushed or hurried.