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Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Nephrology (Kidneys)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
64 Patient
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UPMC Kidney Clinic at Medical Arts Building
3708 Fifth Ave.
Suite 501
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 802-3043


Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, MCP Hahnemann University/Drexel, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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August 16, 2018

I have always felt well cared for by I have always felt well cared for by Dr. Piraino and her staff.

July 30, 2018

she is the best doctor in her field

July 26, 2018

Dr Piraino is a true professional and an outstanding physician. I feel very fortunate to have her monitoring my health. Her expertise has proved most significant in improving my overall health and energy.

July 26, 2018

GOOD: Dr. Pirano knows my history, provides answers to any questions I have, offers suggestions, always asks if I need refills, and even patiently listens to me when I talk to long.

July 23, 2018

Excellent Doctor Very nice personShe helps me to feel better about my health

July 19, 2018

I went to see Dr. Piraino as a second opinionf or a diagnosis I received overseas. She was AMAZING! She was intelligent and articulate in discussing my history, lab work and diagnosis. I was so glad I was able to meet with her and I can communicate with her regarding my disease all the way from Japan. I cannot stress enough how informative she was and just an overall fantastic doctor. Thank you!

June 28, 2018

Dr Piraino is like no other Dr. She ALWAYS listens and knows my medical history inside out! I will be devastated if UPMC no longer honors my Highmark BCBS insurance. My life is what it is thanks to Dr Piraino's excellent care.

June 21, 2018

Dr. Pirano (and her office staff) is ALWAYS extremely professional, caring and thorough with the care she provides.

June 14, 2018

I am always more than satisfied with Dr. Piraino & her staff!

June 11, 2018

excellent doctor! I brought my son to her, great care.