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Specialty:

Family Practice


Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
119 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
5215 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 623-2287
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Education:

MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College , Richmond, VA

Residency:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA


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



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August 29, 2017

When I see Dr. Skinker I like the fact that he sits down and discusses my care , health, and any concerns I have.

August 14, 2017

I really liked Dr. Skinker, he listened very well and really seemed to consider my needs, and was never dismissive or rude. I would highly recommend him

July 27, 2017

Dr. Ben is a gem, listens and cares for my every need. The team is a good fit to my overall experience.

June 20, 2017

The care I received was excellent. Everyone was helpful.

June 19, 2017

Dr. Skinker is awesome.

May 31, 2017

There is no better team in the UPMC system, in my opinion, than my doctor and his team at the Shadyside Family Health Center. They're friendly, attentive, caring.

May 09, 2017

Understanding and straight forward with answer dealing with my questions

April 27, 2017

I receive good, knowledgeable care.

April 05, 2017

Doctor Ben Skincare is an excellent doctor, he takes the time to listen to me and help me to get better. I feel that he cares about me. The best!!

March 23, 2017

The nurse that helped me was Audrey and she was the nicest nurse I think I've ever met.