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Family Practice

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
109 Patient
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UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
5215 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 623-2287


Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine


MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College , Richmond, VA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC USA

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August 30, 2018

Dr. Skinker is the best. Of any doctor, on either coast of this country, we're so lucky to have him here. He's the best doctor I've ever had.

August 22, 2018

Dr. Skinker is the best!

August 06, 2018

Dr. Skinker has been my PCP for many years, even prior to his joining the staff at Shadyside Family Practice. I highly value his preventive health care approach and his genuine concern for his patients. Should I be forced to leave his care due to the conflict between Highmark and UPMC I will be quite distressed.

July 25, 2018


July 25, 2018

Dr. Skinker is an excellent, caring physician, who gives personal attention and is highly informed on the latest medical materials. He is very busy, often pressed for time, but manages to cover all the salient issues during the time allotted for a visit.

July 17, 2018

he's always nice, thorough and up to date.

July 09, 2018

Dr. Ben excels in his listening and care and helps lead us both to the decisions that best meets my needs.

July 09, 2018

I love the honest, personal, and professional way that Dr. Skinker talks with you and carefully considers your issues. He is the most intuitive and best physician I have had.

June 25, 2018

waited over a past my appt. time

June 11, 2018

Dr Skinker is an outstanding doctor. He listens, asks pertinent questions, caring, and a problem solver. When he enters the exam room, he gives me, as his patient, total attention. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. He is my doctor for life.