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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Rheumatology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC East
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Language Spoken:
Spanish

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

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Arthritis and Internal Medicine - UPMC
Shadyside Place
580 S. Aiken Ave.
Suite 430
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 682-2434
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UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center - Wexford
117 VIP Dr.
Suite 120
Wexford, PA 15090
Scheduling Phone:
(724) 935-1130
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

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

Education:

MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Residency:
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN


Fellowships:
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN



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April 05, 2017

Good discussion about current medications and potential side effects.

March 14, 2017

Wish you had more doctors like him in other specialties.

March 13, 2017

It was overhaul a very good experience

March 13, 2017

the doctor is the best he takes very good care of me I refer him to everyone I know

March 08, 2017

During my visit yester day both the Dr. and his nurse were very helpful and paid attention to my questions and concerns. I am very grateful for their time and attention.

March 08, 2017

Dr. Achkar is one of the most compassionate and caring doctors that I have been treated by. Both he and the office staff well respected by me. If I have to wait, it does not bother me because I know they are providing the same treatment and care that I anticipate to receive.

March 06, 2017

All personnel were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Achkar did explain everything very well, but I had some specific questions he seemed to "rush" over. With this last visit, I had very little wait time in the reception area and Dr. Achkar was very prompt.

March 03, 2017

This was an initial consultation visit because I am relocating to the area. Dr. Aschkar was very thorough in his examination and discussion of my health history. He comes highly recommended.

March 02, 2017

Dr. is always very helpful and easy to tAlkm with and always knows about your history.

February 24, 2017

I credit Dr. Achkar for saving my life with his diagnosis