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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Bedford
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Altoona

Language Spoken:
Arabic
French

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
124 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

UPMC Altoona - Blair Medical Associates
Station Medical Center
1414 9th Ave.
Red Arrow Suite
Altoona, PA 16602
Office Phone:
(814) 946-1655
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography
Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Education:

MD, Universite Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon

Residency:
Staten Island University Hospital,
Staten Island, NY

State University of New York Health Service Center,
Brooklyn, NY

Staten Island University Hospital,
Staten Island, NY

Staten Island University Hospital,
Staten Island, NY

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine,
Beirut, Lebanon


Fellowships:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center,
Brooklyn, NY



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May 20, 2019

Was there for a second opinion and was impressed by all.

May 16, 2019

Very good. The physician and staff were excellent!

May 15, 2019

It was my first visit, but I was impressed with the attitude and knowledge the entire staff including the physician provided.

May 14, 2019

I was very pleased with my office visit today.

May 09, 2019

Doctor gave me less than 5 minutes of his time. Thus was initial visit right after serious cardio event. Doctor was in big hurry. Talked fast and left in a big hurry.

May 07, 2019

good visit except I thought the dr would have at least checked my heart since I was there for heart clerancev

May 02, 2019

I was there because i went to the ER for kidney stones and the CT scan identified, other challenges...which led to a chest CT Scan. Dr. Bartkowiak recommended I see a cardiologist. My experience was very positive. Including the doctor, i saw three medical staff. All were very professional. I was pleased they got me in as soon as they did for visit.

May 02, 2019

he was especially comfortatinng and pleasant and re assuring. Anxious for my procedure to begin.

April 25, 2019

great thanks for everything

April 16, 2019

Just started-- so far so good. Good 1st experience.