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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
356 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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December 21, 2017

I was very grateful to have Dr. Achkar as my primary care physician. He was a good listener, a competent doctor and an encouraging doctor.,

December 20, 2017

I am very at ease being in Dr. Achkar's care. He is very thorough and uses a conservative approach to my treatment. This approach gives me confidence in the future success in my ongoing treatment.

December 18, 2017

I'd still be out searching for answers if i didn't find this doctor!

December 13, 2017

I thought the provider was thorough during my visit. He ordered labs and xrays and told me to call back in a couple days after I had them done and he would review the results with me. I left a message and couple days after my bloodwork and xrays and never received a call back. About a week later I called the office and left another message for the doctor to call me back. It's been over three weeks since I had my labs and xrays done and I never received a call back from the doctor. I will therefore never go back to this office again and will tell everyone I know to not use this Provider. I now need to find a new Provider for a new condition that I have.

December 12, 2017

Excellent office visit with Dr Achkar. He is very familiar with my medical history and is very caring with the time spent during my visit. Had good recommendations and reviewed my present medical condition thoroughly. He is an excellent doctor and spends office visit time very effectively reviewing current conditions, medical tests, listening to me, and prescribing a path forward.

December 07, 2017

he was very nice

December 05, 2017

Dr. Achkar is an excellent physician and is always completely informed about my history.

December 05, 2017

excellent doctor!

December 01, 2017

it was all good

November 29, 2017

I was concerned about the length of time I had to sit in the Doctors treatment room. It was over an Hour and 15 minutes, before the Doctor came in, he was running behind.