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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Rheumatology

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

Language Spoken:
Spanish

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

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
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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 18, 2017

I was very pleased with Dr. Achkar and staff. My exam was preformed to my satisfaction and all options for the next step I need to address with my health concerns that brought me to Dr. Achkar were discussed and presented in a clear and easy to understand plan. Thanks to all.

April 14, 2017

Dr. Achkar is very easy to talk with, explained what he wished to do.

April 13, 2017

very good.

April 12, 2017

Dr. Achkar is the very best physician. I have bee his patient for many years.

April 11, 2017

no bad experience. very good doctor.

April 05, 2017

Good discussion about current medications and potential side effects.

March 14, 2017

Wish you had more doctors like him in other specialties.

March 13, 2017

It was overhaul a very good experience

March 13, 2017

the doctor is the best he takes very good care of me I refer him to everyone I know

March 08, 2017

During my visit yester day both the Dr. and his nurse were very helpful and paid attention to my questions and concerns. I am very grateful for their time and attention.