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Internal Medicine

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UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

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

UPMC Arthritis & Autoimmunity Center
117 VIP Dr.
Suite 120
Wexford, PA 15090
Office 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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August 23, 2016

Dr Achwar gave me excellent care.

August 05, 2016

Dr. Achkar is very knowledgeable.

August 02, 2016


August 01, 2016

Dr. Achkar is an amazing doctor, he has helped to keep my RA in check for several years and now when it's flaring up again he is taking active steps to ensure I receive the best care and educating me on what the next steps may be in my treatment. While taking the time to answer my questions and making sure, I fully understand all my options. When my husband's company switched to BC/BS insurance I have to admit I was a nervous wreck thinking, I would have to switch my care to another doctor. I was relieved when I found that because I was an existing patient I could still receive care from Dr. Achkar through June of 2019. Fingers crossed we either have new insurance by then, or UPMC and Blue Cross can come to some type of agreement that puts their own needs aside and puts the patient first so I can continue my care with Dr. Achkar and other UPMC facilities.

July 27, 2016

Dr Achkar spent a lot of time with me on 2 separate occasions not only to help me understand my current situation and also to give me the best possible treatment plan moving forward. He inherited my unusual case and has been working with dr raptis to try to resolve it. I appreciate his effort and attention.

July 26, 2016

Once I was being seen, I have no complains at all. They know what they are doing. But I waiting 55-60 minutes in the private room they assigned me without any explanation as to why the doctor was late or how much longer I needed to wait.

July 20, 2016

He is always ready to respond to any problems I might have.

July 20, 2016


July 18, 2016

Excellent doctor and staff. He spent alot of time with me and was very compassionate to my problems. He was more thorough than any other doctor I have seen for my condition. I thought his staff was wonderful and I felt they were very knowledgeable. I was very impressed with their care.

July 15, 2016

We saw Dr. Achkar in the hospital and he was very helpful in diagnosing my mother pain. When it flared up again we got a same day appointment. much to out amazement and gratitude!!! Dr. Achkar and his staff are wonderful!!!!