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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Rheumatology

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

Language Spoken:
Spanish

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

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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August 29, 2018

Dr. Achkar was knowledgeable, caring and understanding about my concerns. I felt at ease and confident that he gave me the best medical advise and feel that I will be in very good hands if I ever need to see him again.

August 27, 2018

he is a fantastic doctor and has helped me find the appropriate medical care when other doctors couldn't find a solution. he is very attentive, knowledgeable, caring and patient.

August 22, 2018

He took a lot of time going over my medical history and in his examination. He is very thorough and also practical with suggestions on how to deal with a present problem and for testing for the possibility of other diseases.

August 22, 2018

My experiences with this peovider have been good

August 20, 2018

Good provider no plans to change

August 14, 2018

very attentive,listens to my concerns and works with them

August 10, 2018

He nurse that checked my vitals was extremely pleasant - I enjoyed talking w/him. Dr. Achkar is always very thorough w/discussing test results. I do not have to return to see Dr. Achkar unless I develop new/changed symptoms. I learned a great deal about my arthritis condition and a previous injury during my appointments. I would highly recommend Dr. Achkar as a rheumatologist.

August 08, 2018

Dr. Ashkar is very thorough and I feel that I am getting the best care possible.

July 26, 2018

I am very happy with Dr. Achkar. he is very attentive, informative, & he listens. He seems to really care.

July 26, 2018

Didn't really listen to what I had to say. Cut me off. Seemed rushed and dismissive and like he didn't want to be there.