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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
354 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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May 22, 2017

Dr. Ashkar is absolutely great: he is very knowledgeable, very careful, very respectful, very patient and very skillful in performing procedures.

May 19, 2017

Dr. Achkar is extremely patient, thorough, knowledgeable, and dedicated. He ensures that his patients have 100% of his attention, and understand all aspects of their situation and treatment plan. He also patiently answers any and all questions, encouraging the patient and their family to take an active role.

May 18, 2017

Doctor was very concerned to control my hypertension and sent me to ER.

May 18, 2017

Excellent experience. Very knowledgeable, compassionate and very friendly. He made me and my wife feel very comfortable.

May 05, 2017

I have RA. When I first visited Dr Achkar's office several years ago at the onset of the disease, I was in constant pain and my movements were difficult. Over the years with constant intelligent and thoughtful treatment I am almost completely pain free and my movements are unrestricted. My medications have been steadily reduced as a result.

May 04, 2017

the wait for the doctor always take over 1/2 hour while sitting in the room.

April 26, 2017

Fine care

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.