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Internal Medicine

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Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center
Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Ave.
Suite 2B
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-6700

UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center at UPMC Mercy
UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust St.
Bldg. D, Suite 2100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 647-6700


Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,
Cincinnati, OH

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September 15, 2016

Dr. L put me at ease, answered my questions and was extremely thorough. I left the office feeling that I was in very good hands and it was not necessary to get additional opinions. So far, so good.

August 25, 2016

Dr. Lienesch is an exceptional doctor. I have been his patient for 12 years and will continue to see him despite moving 150 miles away nearly three years ago. I have seen numerous specialists for chronic issues, and he has helped me more than any other doctor, even with conditions not typically under the care of a rheumatologist. Knowledgeable, up-to-date on research, remembers patient history, listens, explains, concerned, kind. I always learn something.

August 25, 2016

Dr. Lienisch and his staff are wonderful! I have appreciated their care, concern, and promptness for some years now.

August 22, 2016

In my opinion, LIENESCH, DOUGLAS W, is one of the very, very best physicians I have had in my lifetime. He rates a solid 100 on a scale of 10. Any survey answers of less than the very best rating regarding this visit apply to the staff that attended to me. NOT Dr. Lienesch.

August 18, 2016

Dr. Lienesch has been a great help in improving my quality of life. He is always trying to help with pain management. I've recommended him to several people.

August 11, 2016

Dr. Lieniesch is a wonderful, caring and very knowledgeable Dr. I would highly recommend him. He has cared for my medical condition very well.

August 11, 2016

Had a wonderful first visit with the provider and will surely return for followup care.

August 11, 2016

It was my first visit to see Dr. Lienesch. He was very courteous and listened to everything that I wanted to tell him about my condition. He was very thorough, he ordered X-Rays and blood work and I feel sure if he finds anything out of the ordinary in my results he will let me know. I will return in December.

August 09, 2016

He is the best. Couldn't be any better.

July 28, 2016

from the doctor and his staff they are wonderful. everything is explained to me and I leave there feeling that they rally care about you and your health.