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Internal Medicine
PCP (Primary Care Physician)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
123 Patient
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UPMC General Internal Medicine, at UPMC Shadyside (Shea Medical Bldg.)
Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Ave.
Suite 509
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 623-2458

UPMC General Internal Medicine, Oakland
UPMC Montefiore
3459 Fifth Ave.
9 South
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 692-4888


Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Rochester Medical Center,
Rochester, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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July 26, 2018

Dr.Hiest was very informative and made sure to take the time to listen and explain any problems I was having regarding my health. He also gave me pointers to continue to live a healthy life style. Very kind and helpful!

July 24, 2018

I love that practice & Brian Heist as my PCP

July 20, 2018

Dr. Heist is no doubt the best physician I have ever seen. He is a kind and compassionate Dr. who seems to actually care. He is always thorough and if I have a problem, he runs tests to find the issue and never leaves any questions that he does not answer for me.

July 19, 2018

Dr.Brian awesome

July 19, 2018

He is excellent

July 16, 2018

I feel Dr. Heist is a very good doctor. He is very knowledgeable. He listens to your concerns and gives good advice. He explains things in a way that you can understand. His bedside manager is excellent. Other doctors can learn a lot from him!!!!!!

July 13, 2018

lovely doctor. easy to talk to and very easy to understand

July 10, 2018

Dr. Heist is excellent. For a chronic condition, he is understanding and is key to my long-term health goals

May 29, 2018

Dr. Heist immediately identified the problem I was experiencing and what the solutions would be. He took a lot of time to explain what was wrong and how to fix it. He looked at other things (results from recent tests) to provide additional advice. He was very reassuring in these other areas as well.

May 15, 2018

My visit went well and I was well please with everything. Questions that I asked was answered.