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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Rheumatology

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

Language Spoken:
Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
334 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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December 21, 2016

Dr. Achkar is excellent and one of the best doctors that I have had the privilege to have as my primary doctor.

December 20, 2016

As a new patient of Dr Achkar , I like the way he review my medical history and we discussed different options as to what my treatment options are.

December 08, 2016

Caring, compassionate physician.

December 06, 2016

DR. Achkar is very competent and thorough. Gives a painless injection in knees.

November 23, 2016

we waited an hour for our appointment. I must say the doctor spent a lot of time with us explaining everything.

November 22, 2016

I am very pleased with my care.

November 16, 2016

waited an hour in the exam room for my doctor only to find he wasn't in the office that day.

November 10, 2016

He has been our doctor for many years. We will continue to see him.

November 07, 2016

excellent doctor, great listener and communicator, very thorough, schedule was full, but I was squeezed in since I'm having an issue, which I appreciated.

November 04, 2016

I believe Dr. Achkar is the best doctor I have ever had .He is such an intelligent doctor. He is so thorough and takes such good care of me .