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Internal Medicine

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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278 Patient
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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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August 31, 2017

Dr was great, explained to me as we went, and was concerned with my problem.

August 29, 2017

Dr Lienesch is top notch as a physician. I trust him with my care / my life.

August 24, 2017

Everyone was sensitive and compassionate but also very professional. Very good experience.

August 22, 2017

Dr. Lienesch was very thorough and explained everything to me. I left with information to read and a follow up appointment.

August 22, 2017

Dr. Lienesch is always caring and interested in my care. He takes his time and listens to any concerns that I have..

August 01, 2017

Dr. Lienesch and nurse Ray provide an excellent, compassionate, respectful and practical health care experience.

July 17, 2017


July 13, 2017

Dr. Lienesch is a very good doctor.

July 06, 2017

Dr. Lienesch is the best. In seminars with other patients who have RA, I am even more aware of how lucky I am to have him as my doctor.

June 29, 2017

Dr. Lienesch is terrific! and the nursing assistant was very friendly also.