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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Rheumatology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC East
Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Shadyside

Language Spoken:
Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
340 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

Arthritis and Internal Medicine - UPMC
Shadyside Place
580 S. Aiken Ave.
Suite 430
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 682-2434
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UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center - Wexford
117 VIP Dr.
Suite 120
Wexford, PA 15090
Scheduling Phone:
(724) 935-1130
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

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

Education:

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

Residency:
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN


Fellowships:
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN



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April 27, 2018

The doctor did not seem very concerned about my symptoms, or my pain. He seems more concerned with gathering data. I understand this is essential to diagnosis, but he could have displayed a little more empathy. I felt, slightly, that he did not take me seriously. He may have believed my symptoms were very mild as compared to what he is used to seeing. However, I would have appreciated more concern. I will follow up with him after my ordered blood work and go from there.

April 23, 2018

great experience. doctor spent plenty of time with me and explained everything.

April 18, 2018

happy about the dr ordering prompt X-rays and blood tests (numerous) to pinpoint what condition I might have

April 16, 2018

I have only great things to say about my doctor

April 10, 2018

Waited for too long

April 06, 2018

i have been a patient of Dr Achkar for several tears. i find him extremely thorough spending quite alot of time examining me and discussing my past

April 04, 2018

Dr Achkar was completely distracted. I felt as though I did not count. He even received a message on his phone and responded to it during my visit. I did not receive the care that I paid a 25 dollar copay for. I will be looking for a new specialist to care for my arthritis in the future.

April 03, 2018

Dr. Achkar is a great doctor and went through my medical history with me and we talked about future steps to my medical care. I want to point out that he had to step out multiple times to take care of other patients (talk on the phone to another hospital) and needed a "manager" to figure out why his computer wasn't working. This is not typical of my other visits to other doctors. My only suggestion is that it would be nice if Dr. Achkar doesn't leave the room during our appointment.

March 30, 2018

the wait time was unacceptable. my visit was to go over blood results only and could've been addressed in a 10 min phone call. I waited approx 90 min past appt time to be seen.

March 29, 2018

excellent provider and staff